Hello Team Tater!
Long time lurker--first time poster.
I live in Oregon and grow several acres of potatoes. After I found Mark's Daily Apple and read Primal Blueprint almost 3 years ago, I pretty much gave up on eating potatoes and just sell them. I'm a 6', 40 year old guy who went from 260 to 180 on Primal diet, have kept up the 'no processed foods, sugars, or oils' for about 3 years, but find myself creeping up a bit. I was 210 a couple weeks ago and saw the post on "Losing 3-4lbs". http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66669-3.html Funny, because I rarely look at the forum, just the blog when i get an email from Mark Sisson.
Anyway, as we were in the process of digging up potatoes, I thought "what the hell". So starting on October 1st, I just have been eating potatoes. I have been eating about 3lbs a day. Mostly russett type, baked, and mashed up with onion powder, chili powder, vinegar (great tip!), and other spices. I sometimes munch a cold baked potato and have gotten good at frying them without oil.
So, this is Day 9. My weight went like this: 210, 210, 208, 207, 205, 205, 204, 203. My scale isn't the best, but I have not seen my weight go DOWN in over a year--and I have tried! Not real hard, but with the usual things people try I guess.
Anyway, another 5 days to go. I will let you know when it's over, I can't get on here every day like a lot of you seem to do. Really busy right now. Thanks, Otzi, for the tip. I plan on using this from time to time.
For the record--I ate only potatoes. No oil, rice, onions, tuna, it was kind of an honor thing for me since I'm known as the "potato guy" around here. I'm telling everybody that buys my potatoes about this and maybe some will come on here and tell you their story.
Also, why is it that you can eat unlimited vinegar? Doesn't it have simple sugars? I personally would not mind that; in fact, I could just drink vinegar straight without the potato for 14 days and not care. I imagine this would create havoc on my stomach though...
and I wish I would have seen that thread sooner. I mostly just hang out here in the Nutrition house. Team Tater was pretty funny also!!
WTG on your success so far!!
This morning, I had to weigh early. I always weigh more before 7 uggh but I weighed anyways. Up .2 but I havent done any "business" for a couple of days either, so I am not tripping on that, but I was very VERY hungry this morning. I mean I came off a fast and right into low fat and taters. Then all taters. So I had 3 eggs with my hashbrowns. And I may have liver tonight because it is thawed out already along with my taters, then taters starting again tomorrow for another run.
So pretty much 5 tater days (including my low fat and taters - before I heard of the tater feast, I was just coming back around to taters anyways) So 5 tater days = 5.4 pounds lighter. I am thrilled.
I will be back on Team Tater later, so I am hoping to see more downward momentum.
Last edited by gopintos; 10-09-2012 at 01:59 PM.
65lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
This could shed some light on why vinegar is not limited in this sort of crash diet.
Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High-Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects With Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes
I'm keen to see how the women fare on this potato fast. Because we all know that men merely have to do a little dance, look at the moon and cross their eyes in order to lose body fat
Also glad to report that I'm enjoying my 1lb of potatoes (mixed white and yellow) tonight for dinner with a bit of beef broth poured on top. I'm avoiding adding anything else to these perfect tots because I'm aiming for pure results.....no onions, no garlic, no pepper, no hot sauce etc etc. Can't wait to get on the scale tomorrow morning to view the results from Day 3.
Onwards, Potato Project participants!
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.