I was very excited to try this after 2 days of reading this thread, decided to give it a go yesterday. Haven't had white potatoes in over 8+ years (except the occasional cheat french fry or two) but I remember LOVING them! Bought every different kind of potato in the store - purple, tiny reds, golden yellow, baking and russet.
Dry roasted the purples in oven, sprayed with vinegar and salt...ate 2 small pieces...I didn't remember potatoes being peppery/tangy? Maybe a big piece of black pepper snuck into the salt? I love love love spicy but this was odd... Burned my throat, didn't like so I stuck in fridge, perhaps the next day? Anyways, was getting a little queasy...
Next day, boiled and mashed some peeled russets, added garlic powder and s & p, dry fried....ate 2 the size of half dollars...kind of hard to get down. Not hungry, not nauseous but off. 1 small purple potato at night with watered down mustard...still can't get myself to get more than that down. Hey! Maybe I found the perfect diet food for me!!!??
Morning, fresh boiled purple potato...one bite, into the trash. Rest of my family eating them like candy this whole time. I am determined to make this work!! Last try...tonight, boiled and mashed 1/2 cup tiny reds with some salt only....ate a few bites fast cause by now I'm pretty hungry....these are peppery too? 30 seconds later, throat on fire, tongue double in size, heart palps and trouble catching my breath....won't even go on about the tummy problems that followed.
Guess I'm going to the allergist in the a.m. No known allergies prior although I don't ingest gluten, grains, legumes, soy, dairy, sad, gmo's. etc.
At 40, had no idea a person could become allergic to potatoes? Really?
Good luck to the rest of you! Sounds legit.
Woops...just realized i replied to a spambot. Oh well, I stand by my answer!
Last edited by BestBetter; 10-16-2012 at 06:43 PM.
Hey guys! I've been following this thread since it began and I think its about time I finally give this a go! I lost around 80 pounds over two years ago and through a lot of working out, and to be honest, eating more than I should... I've gained back about 30 pounds. While a lot of it was muscle I did gain some fat along with it. Right now I sit around 160-170 pounds on an extremely broad 5'7" frame. I'm hoping this potato feast will help me lose around 5 lbs of that annoying fat and start to reveal some muscle. As of now I plan to do this for a week, and then reassess and decide if I want to continue it for the following week. Tomorrow will be my first day, wish me luck!
2 days, I am an athletic very active male at ideal body weight and I lost 1 kg and smashed my workout tonight.
Five days in and I've lost 2.6kg (5.7lbs).
Mostly just walked etc so far though this morning I did some working towards one-arm push up training.
I'm gonna finish up a whole week and see how it goes. But so far, it works great and I've had no side effects etc.
Believe and achieve.
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.
I've been lurking on this site for awhile now, figured this was a great time for my first post. I changed to the Paleo lifestyle about 3 months ago and love it so far. I'm down 23 lbs and a few inches off of my waist. I've kind of hit a plateau lately, so I thought I would give this tater craze a try. I'm on day 3 and it seems to be working. My progression so far has been: Day 1- 238.5, Day 2-237.5 and this morning 234.5. I hope this losing streak continues!! I have family coming in this weekend, so I will not be able to stick 100% to the plan, but I will start right back up once they leave. I bought a 10lb bag of russet potatoes and a little over a pound of new potatoes. I have 2 hash browned in the morning and 2 baked potatoes for lunch and dinner. I just hope it doesn't get too boring, I need to mix things up a bit and use some different spices to change the taste just enough to keep me on track. Good luck to all of the Tater Heads!!!