08-27-2013, 06:12 PM
Otzi, is there a limit to how many potatoes a day?
Sunday was day 1 and I went down 1.4, but bounced back after day 2 and went up .6 this morning. Ate less yesterday. Today I've eaten more, close to 3lbs. It's always difficult to not emotionally eat after a gain.
08-28-2013, 11:17 AM
Not really a limit as they sort of self-limit, but it ends up being a 'calorie' game in the end. Most people report feeling full on about 50% of their normal calorie intake and see rapid weight loss.
Originally Posted by Gatordn
What I found works really well for me, skip breakfast, eat 1 big potato around noon, eat 2 big potatoes around 6, and snack on 1 or 2 golf ball sized potatoes any time hunger pangs are unbearable. Calorie-wise, that's probably 800-1000.
08-28-2013, 12:40 PM
Here is a post for you:
Originally Posted by RSL
Hyperlipid: Physiological insulin resistance
Not sure if you doctor is correct or incorrect, but if he is not accounting for this there is at least a chance its the latter. Your statement about hbA1C is correct, but that doesn't totally account for the fact of PIR. Of course without all of your markers and specific numbers we're just shooting from the hip.
08-29-2013, 12:51 PM
I can see physiological insulin resistance on my glucose monitor. If I eat a high fat ketogenic diet, my fasting glucose is around 120. When I do the potato hack, my fasting glucose goes to low to mid 80s (typically 83). If I eat a moderate carb diet, fasting glucose goes to mid 90s.
09-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Hello!! . I've been searching for other people actually doing a hack right now and I hope I've found some! . I'm on day 9 of taters right now and am TOO happy! I'm 100% not tired of them, at all (crazy right??). I listed my results so far below. I actually only eat warm potatoes, I can choke down the cold, but the warm seems to be doing just fine! Weeeeeee! . I only eat them with spices and chicken broth. I've had ketchup once and BBQ once but meh, I mostly eat them mashed. Sooooo yummy! . Is anybody else on the potato wagon?
Day 1 - 165.8
Day 2 - 163.6
Day 3 - 161.4
Day 4 - 158.4
Day 5 - 158.0
Day 6 - 158.4
Day 7 - 157.8
Day 8 - 154.8
Day 9 - 155.4
08-10-2014, 09:17 AM
I'm also on the potato wagon! What great success you've had! This is my dirt post on MDA but, of course, I've been a lurker for quite some time. I have learned so much here but never thought I had much to contribute until now. I'm currently on day 8 and am feeling just fine. I don't dress mine up though. I barely use 1/2 tsp of pink Himalayan salt per day. For the first 4 days I didn't use anything. I also only drank water. I now make a half gallon of green tea (4bags) and drink that with two additional large glasses of water. I have found an odd pattern in my losses. I am only losing every other day, dispose consuming the same thing. I'm going for 14 days and will then add in seasonings and maybe ketchup. Maybe.
Originally Posted by lindtstar
I have lost over 35lbs since January 1st with a VLCHF/Primal diet. It's been a long road. To lose this much in such a short time...I'm hooked. I will finally be in 'normal' BMI range when I lose one more pound. I've been pregnant, obese or overweight for the last 6 years. It's nice to finally see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Here's my stats so far:
Last edited by DirtAndTea; 08-10-2014 at 09:20 AM.
08-10-2014, 06:37 PM
OK, I lasted only 5 full days, broke my hack with a banana (plus taters), due to loss of energy, headaches and a growing loss of satiety. I would have liked weight loss (finally clocked in at 4 lbs lost), but was mainly interested in getting blood sugar under control. Off hand, it started moving down, but I've been in that range before. 7.5.> 5.8 during day. My fasting B.S, did not change much. However, my toes-obscuring middle shrank by a couple inches, my inconsistent bowel issues resolved on the good side, and tah dah! my roseacea smoothed out and lost its scaliness in that time. So I can say it was a success. Will I try it again? Possibly. But not to lose weight. I think that's a lost cause.;-)
08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Wow! When it works it works! The first time I did it, I was stalled for a year working on the 'last 10.' Lost them all and a few more with 2 weeks of potatoes...and after fearing carbs like the devil himself. If nothing else, the potato diet is a gateway drug to eating starchy carbs again.
Originally Posted by DirtAndTea
Yeah, 4 pounds in 5 days...that sucks. I'd have figured you could lose 40 or 50 in that length of time.
Originally Posted by Paysan
Just messin' with ya. Good job! I think you'd be a good candidate for the way I did it last winter. The first 3-5 days of every month, just potatoes. I lost all my summer bulk-up weight (10lbs) in the first three months, and a few more by April. Normally, I'd gain 10 pounds from Sep-Apr.
I love the quote in my siggy line about people with a wide variety of ills trying the potato diet for a short time. It shows me how important food is in the grand scheme. Eating everything under the sun trying to find a magic combination is much harder, in my opinion...been there, done that. Go simple and see what happens. I will say, though, that there are people who don't do well with starch/potatoes/carbs...we're all different. But don't give up on these foods just because you read they are bad. Find out for yourself. I love it when pre-diabetics/T2Ds try the potato diet and, viola, their BG doesn't go crazy.
Let those who have dyspepsia—and that means a multitude of ills which the American people in their luxurious habits are fast bringing upon themselves—try for a time the potato diet. We have tried it not for months, but a few days at a time—long enough to satisfy us of its good effects. Newspaper article from 1849
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08-11-2014, 06:27 AM
Well, I've lost about 90 lbs in the last few years being quite low carb. I am REALLY afraid of carbs! I have gained about 10 back, though, and I want them gone.
I have been doing ADF for the last 4 or 5 weeks, I can understand the benefits, but I haven't really lost much (2 or 3 lbs, maybe?)
I'm contemplating trying this, just to shake things up. If I gain MORE, though... well, I'm afraid to even think about that.
08-11-2014, 07:19 AM