Are these giant potatoes? Like baked potatoes?! For instance, with me, there's no way I could be at a calorie deficit while eating to satiety from potatoes. That means 8-9 small potatoes a day. I'd love to fit back into my jeans ASAP but I don't see how this could work...
I ate 3 potatoes, dry fried for lunch and I'm stuffed. They weighed 13.125 oz raw and 10.5 oz cooked.
Thursday I ate 3 medium-sized potatoes before dinner. I had a regular dinner. I was pretty hungry on those 3 potatoes. I'm not sure how well this whole thing would keep me satisfied if I did it day after day. It doesn't really work at all for just a day and a half. But I had those potatoes leftover from my first time doing it for a day and a half so I figured I would do it again for kicks.
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I am going to eat 3 kg (about 6 lbs) of potatoes tomorrow, and will be thinking of all of you! I too can't imagine being full on a lb of potatoes a day!
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I eat about 1200-1500 calories of regular primal food a day..... So isn't the whole point to eat in a calorie deficit? Very easy to achieve eating meat and fat and a bit of sweet potato. ;-)
the reason this works better than normal calorie restriction with a diet of protein-fat-carbs is that your body will process the simple starch first, then look for other fuel and find only body fat. The simple starch is processed very fast in the gut and not the liver like sugar, protein and some fats. If you have blood sugar issues, this will actually help you. If anyone has a blood glucose meter, do some testing while eating potatoes, my FBG dropped from 100 to 90 and stayed there. After several months of paleo, it crept back up to 103 it is now 90.
Another reason this works, is that the micro flora in your gut responds very well to simple starch. It responds very well to the easily digested potato and it's signaling is vastly improved. I start getting gassy about day 3 and it goes away by about day 6. If you peel the potatoes this won't happen as badly, this happens because there are undigestable enzymes in the peelings that are dealt with in the large intestine in a gas-producing way."