Day 2 of the Potatoe Project: Good news --- I'm down 2 lbs. Prior to commencing the Potato Project, I was on a 36hour Fast so these are two new variables for me.
I find that eating potatoes makes me feel 'full'er' and doesn't leave me feeling lean. However, when I woke up this morning, I was feeling very lean and was anticipating a loss on the scale.
I've had 2 small potatoes for brunch and will have dinner after work. I was on two meals a day in my primal programme, so it seems as though my body still wants to eat 2x per day, although I'm flexible with this. I'm eating when I'm hungry only.
I won't be taking my body temperature as I mentioned in a previous post, as I can't find my thermometer.
I'll be doing weights tonight as my workout. Looking forward to what the scale points to tomorrow morning.
Hope everyone else is doing well.
F, 48, 5'10"
Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)
Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.
Seems like I'm the only one who's gained weight on this..
Up to 153.6 this am. Nothing huge, but not a loss. Thinking about ditching the potato project, count it as a carb refeed, and move on. But who knows.
On the flip side, despite being close to ravenous yesterday, after eating 4lbs of potatoes total, I'm actually experiencing no hunger so far today
Starting Day2. Unfortunately, my weight has gone up just a tad from yesterday. But it's entirely possible that yesterday's weight was a bit low due to dehydration. Regardless, I'm sticking with this for the time being to see what happens.
CW: 140.9 (+1.4)
I haven't read the rest of the thread (at work so need to sneak) but what would be the downsides to eating potatoes AND say something like pico de gallo along with them? (diced tomatoes and onions with some lime juice?) and making some homemade hot dipping sauce? (just chillies, garilc, salt, pepper, etc blended..)
I began my primal weight loss program about 20 months ago. To date I've lost about 104 lbs. I'm a 5'4" female and according to the insurance weight charts I should weigh between 120-125 lbs. I'm stuck at about 141.2 lbs and I figure I've hit the dreaded "plateau". I've changed nothing over the last 20 months in my eating. I completely satisfied almost all the time. I'm anxious to get rid of the last 20 or so lbs. so I can, for one thing, start to buy some serious clothes.
I'd like to try eating potatoes and see if they don't give my weight loss a new kick-start.
Are sweet potatoes ok? Would it be better to stick to white ones for the duration?
I take about 8000 IU of Vitamin D-3 a day, comes in Soybean oil, I know nasty? Can I continue to do this?
I also take 1 Tbl of gelatin dissolved in water twice a day to help with joints and very saggy excess skin. Will this interfere?
Naturally I'm feel anxious about messing with an eating plan that's working but I'm tired of the plateau too.
On a somewhat related note, white rice + canned tuna (in water) is a fairly popular crash diet among Peruvian women (of my generation, at least) with some spices and onions most women love it as a week to two-week must-lose-fat diet. I reckon that's safe enough due to the protein intake and considerably low fat aspect of it - this sounds somewhat related but with obvious differences.
I like the simplicity of just potatoes and the results. If you want to play around with it, try 100% potatoes for 4 or 5 days, note your loss, then add in some salsa or fish, etc... and see if stays the same. I think it would, but what I found when I tried that, I got off-track and started wanting other foods which made focusing on potatoes harder and harder. 'Just potatoes' takes away the temptations and you find you can just eat without the added enjoyment of variety.
I think this is where many start slipping up with diet...they call it calorie creep or carb creep, a few nuts here--a banana there...it all adds up.
I also baked 10 potatoes, wrapped in tin foil, to use for lunches all week. Sometimes I eat them cold, sometimes nuked.