And just to make things easier as far as the white varieties of potatoes go, they're jusssssst about
perfect, gram to calorie ratio.
So if you had 300g of COOKED russet, cals are 290 - so it's close.
Always better to overestimate than under.
This is with the skin on, too.
Red potatoes have slightly less, coming in at .89 of a calorie per gram, skin included, COOKED.
Yams are 1.16 cals per gram, and sweet potatoes are .9 cals per gram.
Both cooked, both with skin on.
As far as the delineation goes, at MY store, the potato with orange innards are "garnet yams" and the
ones with yellow innards are sweet potatoes.
So that's what *I* am talking about when I say yams and sweet potatoes, but other people have
other thoughts on the matter, so, well, go on with your bad selves.
All I can say is that I've been doing this since Monday the 8th, and not as a fat blasting kinda thing the way
Otzi describes it, but as a satiating mechanism during the day so I don't eat like a freaking horse.
So I've been eating potatoes when I get hungry during the day, and then usually some sorta meat
for dinner and veggies.
The potato part is very entertaining because while they're tasty good, there is no way in HELL that I would
dig into "another one" because they taste so good. I just can't do it. Would probably vomit - but I can eat
a pound of bacon in one sitting and still want more an hour later because it calls to me. Potatoes do NOT, but
I *do* love them.
So I've been having about 500cals of potatoes a day, then a normal dinner equaling about 1200 cals
Let me tell you how just eating paleo, how HUNGRY I would be on 1200 cals. Could NEVER DO IT.
But these potatoes just flick a switch and I can go HOURS. So weird.
And, the best part is that I am wearing jeans that used to CUT ME IN HALF two weeks ago, and today
I'm wearing them... Have been ALL DAY. And even after eating 450g of yam (which is bloating as all
get out) I am STILL wearing them and they are STILL not cutting me in half. Which, I totally can't believe
because usually after the first bite of anything, I'm like "yeah, um, where are my softy jammie pants?"
The whole thing is pretty unbelievable to me since I just did the "more fat" protocol for a month and
a.) didn't lose shit, and b.) felt like shit.
This was surprising to me considering zero/very low carb used to be my "go to" cocaine. I could always count
on ZC/VLC to get me back to where I was or lower since 1996. In 2009 something "broke" and it just wouldn't work
for me. Even in a deficit..... though I kept trying because I just couldn't believe that it wasn't working anymore.
Eating all these carbs is like a fat nazi eating piles of fat. I became accustomed to NEVER eating carbs so
doing this is just.plain.wrong.
But it's working, it tastes good, and I SO LOVE not.being.hungry
So I'm glad Otzi's post came out when it did, because I almost relegated myself to just
"settle" with where I am and what I've got.
Now 6lbs down from a weight that I couldn't budge for 4 months, I know I don't HAVE to
And yeah, it could backfire, I could blow up like a blimp and become 400lbs over night, but
hell, even just the energy I have from these damn potatoes would be worth it! Ha!
Also, if you use cronometer, you can SEE what vitamins and minerals you're getting, and I can
truthfully tell you that I've been meeting about 92% of the RDA for BOTH (if you believe in
the RDA, and if not, it's still fun to see levels) vitamins and minerals, on 1200 to 1500 cals
a day. That is freaking uncanny.
You know what else is weird..... October is my birthday month and I always get my standard 2lb
box of chocolates from my husband. I ate these puppies with wild abandon in SIX DAYS, after
each dinner, and I STILL lost weight.
They're gone now, thank God....
Welp, my jeans and I are off to go for a walk. I just can't sit a minute longer.