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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    What I can see as a long-term strategy is IF'ing til noon everyday and having a single no-fat-added potato as first meal, then a hearty primal supper later on. I think I'm gonna do this for a while after my 14 day tater-fest is over.
    I was just thinking, if you fast and continue to exercise, you only break this hack even more. My only worry is that with insulin constantly up due to all the carbs, it might be hard to go the WHOLE day without getting hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    I was just thinking, if you fast and continue to exercise, you only break this hack even more. My only worry is that with insulin constantly up due to all the carbs, it might be hard to go the WHOLE day without getting hungry.
    I've done a few days fasting til noon and then one big potato. FBG was 85ish, 15 min after eating 130's, 1 hour after 110, 2 hours after 85ish again. I think that is the diagram of a well-regulated insulin system.

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    I dont take my blood sugars. Maybe I should so I know? Would I feel anything different & should be looking for signs of some sort? But I started to track my temp last night. In looking back through the thread, it seemed that the suggested time to take your temp was upon rising. Are there any other beneficial times? Like X number of minutes after a meal, or something?
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    You're missing the point Otzi. I was posting an optional and slightly ridiculous method to enhance your results on the potato diet. 16 hour fast? Bah, go for broke! 20 or even 22 hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopintos View Post
    I dont take my blood sugars. Maybe I should so I know? Would I feel anything different & should be looking for signs of some sort? But I started to track my temp last night. In looking back through the thread, it seemed that the suggested time to take your temp was upon rising. Are there any other beneficial times? Like X number of minutes after a meal, or something?
    I'd only recommend doing it for fun.. I don't think you have anything to worry about on either blood sugar or temp. If you get a glucose tester, it's interesting to see how it changes throughout the day. I got one because my FBG was always around 100, kind of concerned me. I find that it is sometimes closer to 100 within an hour of waking, but drops to low 90's after 2 hours. After eating I have a textbook curve.

    As for temps, they say a normal person should have the lowest temp of the day when waking and highest right before evening meal. Biggest thing that effects this is low thyroid.

    Thise are about the only things you can check w/o going to doctor, I wish they had home testers for the good stuff like Vit D, sex hormones, cortisol, etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    You're missing the point Otzi. I was posting an optional and slightly ridiculous method to enhance your results on the potato diet. 16 hour fast? Bah, go for broke! 20 or even 22 hours!
    Got ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    I'd only recommend doing it for fun.. I don't think you have anything to worry about on either blood sugar or temp. If you get a glucose tester, it's interesting to see how it changes throughout the day. I got one because my FBG was always around 100, kind of concerned me. I find that it is sometimes closer to 100 within an hour of waking, but drops to low 90's after 2 hours. After eating I have a textbook curve.

    As for temps, they say a normal person should have the lowest temp of the day when waking and highest right before evening meal. Biggest thing that effects this is low thyroid.

    Thise are about the only things you can check w/o going to doctor, I wish they had home testers for the good stuff like Vit D, sex hormones, cortisol, etc..
    Thanks! I forgot to take my temp first thing, so it was about 2 hours after rising, and it has been going up throughout the day, so that's kewl to see. I am still not normal yet, but what's new haha. But it might be normal for me since I dont know what it usually is. I have noticed that I am not running as hot as I was on high fat. I even went to the doctor to make sure I wasnt menopausal or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopintos View Post
    Thanks! I forgot to take my temp first thing, so it was about 2 hours after rising, and it has been going up throughout the day, so that's kewl to see. I am still not normal yet, but what's new haha. But it might be normal for me since I dont know what it usually is. I have noticed that I am not running as hot as I was on high fat. I even went to the doctor to make sure I wasnt menopausal or something.
    It's normal for temp to rise throughout the day, just so you know. Typically your waking temperature is the lowest time. It'll rise through the morning, usually peaking after lunch, then dropping somewhat in the afternoon before rising again in the evening, then dropping slowly overnight while you sleep. This is for people with a 3-meal-a-day pattern; might be different for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    Thise are about the only things you can check w/o going to doctor, I wish they had home testers for the good stuff like Vit D, sex hormones, cortisol, etc..
    I'll bet the make apps for these other things soon. They have apps for blood sugar, for blood pressure, for heart rate. It's only a matter of time for other blood tests. Maybe not all of them, but some of them for sure.

    I think the one and a half days of potatoes maybe reset my appetite a little. I may try this once a week as a day and a half fast of sorts.
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    Well a day in and some results. I'll mention some variables first.
    On Wednesday I weighed 105.0kg - last week I was on holidays and ballooned up. Lost some bloating weight earlier in the week and Wednesday's figure was 500g lighter than Tuesday's thanks to IF etc to get back on the wagon.
    On Thursday I was 104.5 and started the potato experiment. Potatoes I had were smallish and had about five in total for breakfast and lunch.
    Went to work at 2pm and it was crazy and we didn't get to have dinner breaks. The other guys ordered pizza. I ducked to the super market and got a bag of baked, minimal fat potato chip things and a put-in-the-microwave boiled potato ready-made thing. It had butter in it. So neither was a perfect choice, but I was quite hungry.
    I was worried they would derail things, but obviously not.
    This morning I had lost 700 grams. I'll do another day at least and stick to just potatoes properly to see how this experiment goes.

    So in a nutshell - was already losing some bloating/water weight before starting experiment
    - was unable to stick to just plain potatoes due to life getting in the way
    - lost 700g for day one
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