Good job! Are you going to keep going or take a little break?
My Great Potato Experiment starts tomorrow, for hubby and me, intending on going through until dinner on Friday. I can only hope for such great n=2 results for us! I loaded up on something like 35 lbs of russets, gold, red and blue taters at the farmers' market today, so we should be set. I'm pretty sure if the teenagers happen to notice what we're up to, they will be even more convinced that we are insane. I might make some primal ketchup tomorrow to help get through the week.
I read the Stephan Guyenet article that was posted somewhere near the beginning of this thread and his food reward/fat set-point theory may go some way to explaining why the weight both comes off and stays off, but I'm curious what others think.
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
3 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
3 tbsp onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp black pepper
Mix all ingredients in a food processor or with a hand held blender until smooth. Add a bit of water it if too thick. Store in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator.
It sounds pretty decent. I might reduce the amount of honey/syrup.
Another interesting article from WHS which may help to explain why it's possible to eat so little when sticking to potatoes only.
SI =satiety indexThe more palatable the food, the less filling per calorie, and the relationship was quite strong for a study of this nature. This is consistent with the evidence that highly palatable foods shut down the mechanisms in the brain that constrain food intake. Croissants had the lowest SI (47), while potatoes had the highest (323)
Ok I've spent the past two days reading about this and I've decided I'm going to give it a try. I like Otzi's suggestion a page over about doing this in a 5 days on 2 days off pattern as I have a fair bit to lose.
The reason this really appeals to me is the idea that it may effect one's fat set-point. I have lost a lot of weight over the past 7 years and I have been both heavier and lighter than I am now in the past 3 years. What always happens to me is that whenever I stop actively trying to lose weight, I end up back at the weight I am now (97ish kilos). I have got down to 82 at one point and porked back up to 109, but I always end up back here. I am convinced that this is my set-point. My body likes it here. I however, do not!
So, I think that I will make an interesting case study on the ability of reduced palatability/food reward to lower the body's fat set point.
I just had my farewell meal of a dozen oysters kilpatrick (yum), baked 2kg of baby potatoes and peeled, grated and rinsed 2 1/2kg of Nadines. I'm ready to go.
Last edited by NourishedEm; 10-21-2012 at 04:55 AM.