02-15-2013, 08:19 AM
I did 7 days of the potato diet in Oct. and lost 8.2 lbs. I stayed "pure" except for about a tsp of ketchup or a TBL of fat free bullion. The amounts weren't enough to help the taste. I forgot to add that very early every morning I had, what amounted to 1 pork rind, to buffer a medication I take. Why pork rind? Because it kept on the nightstand without spoiling and was 0 carbs compared to crackers. I again did the potato diet this past week for 7 days and lost about 4 lbs. I added around 1/4 cup of fat free chicken broth (canned) to the chopped up, mashed potatoes (warm) and it made a huge difference for me. It also may account for why I didn't lose more weight like last Oct.
Originally Posted by Xexist
02-15-2013, 09:40 AM
I might also add that at the time of this second potato diet I was within about 5 lbs of my goal weight and that, in itself, could have been the cause of slower, smaller weight loss.
Originally Posted by Rosemary 231
02-15-2013, 09:43 AM
Now that I have almost reached my goal I plan to use the potato diet for those times that I find myself creeping up a bit. All white, unadorned potatoes aren't interesting but 7 days of only them works for me.
02-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Has anyone tried any kinda hybrid to this? Like- Potatoes for 1/3 meals a day, or 2/3 meals a day? It might slow down the speed at which it works, but might make it more viable longer term. Or rather than eat potatoes every day maybe 'only potato' days twice a week, as a longer term solution to maintain or lose weight?
Just thinking out loud here.
Today is my second day and I have had very encouraging results so far.
02-15-2013, 10:12 AM
Gee... what is this diet doing here...
Really? You could probably do that on jelly beans too... Why not simply eat les carbs... works for me anyway... good meat, veggies, one or two fruits in the day and bingo... weight loss.. no strain, complete nutrition...
I hate thos gimics. Like jojo said previously, you could probably do this with anything... hey why not try 30 bananas a day....lol
I dunno, does'nt sound healthy to me at all...
02-15-2013, 10:35 AM
So dont do it. I dont go crashing posts on what works for you.
Originally Posted by Sergel
02-15-2013, 01:35 PM
I did a three-week run and lost 14 pounds. I stayed with condiment levels of whatever (butter, egg yolks, bits of chicken) as long as it stayed under 250 calories per day (most days less than 100 calories), because I had read Richard's posts about it on Free the Animal. I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day. I plan to go another 14 days and see where I stand.
I got these results after losing @ 100 pounds on low carb during years of trying, since 2005, generally losing 15-20 pounds per year, a huge struggle, all in my 40s.
Anyway, the hack has lowered my fasting glucose from 120s on low carb paleo to 80s. This seems consistent wtih McDougall claims for his vegan starch diet plan for diabetics. Yes, I am diabetic and bravely working the potato hack, checking my blood sugar and floored that it is so normal. I decided to try it out of desperation after gaining weight going higher fat/lower protein with my low carb plan.
Dazed and confused, but very pleased.
Last edited by Key Tones; 02-15-2013 at 01:47 PM.
02-15-2013, 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by Key Tones
03-18-2013, 08:46 AM
I completely relate to this. I buy my cat these little premium pouches of different types of 'meat' in various kinds of sauces, and she loves them. They're not the cans of mashed whatever, they're actualy little piece of 'meat'. The pouch may say turkey, or ocean whitefish or tuna or chicken or beef, but the contents all look the same. It's so easy to feed my cat, and she wolfs it down.
Originally Posted by otzi
Personally, I could eat whatever. If I could open a pouch and just eat it (and still feel good, full of energy, sleep well, etc), then I would and wouldn't think twice about it.
03-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Originally Posted by Key Tones
I wd. be interested in a diabetic's perspective. Cd. you explain the key points of this diet, and (if it is okay to ask) are you a diagnosed T1 or T2?
"I took a 4 day hiatus for my birthday and some social events and gained a few pounds (this involved restaurant meals and 2 pieces of birthday cake/huge cup cake - so, yes, sodium and crap), which came off in 3 days on the second run, which I am now in the middle of with one interuption for valentines day."
I also noticed that you, a diabetic, seem to take a vacation from sensible(as a diabetic at least) eating. I suspect that you are easily blown about by fads, and foolishness rather than courage is a better word for it. Only a fool wd. call this irresponsible behavior "awesome work."
Last edited by Terry H; 03-20-2013 at 07:24 PM.