10-23-2012, 12:10 PM
No idea how I am going to get enough calories.
I normally eat between 1PM and 8PM and I didn't want to mess with that. I ate 21 ounces of potatoes for lunch and was soooooooooooooooo full. For dinner I'll probably have another 20 ounces. BUT, that will only put me at about 1100 calories for the day. Not much. But I'm not hungry at all.
Oh well, I've got some fat too lose, so I'm not really worried about not getting enough calories. If I'm not hungry, I figure that's my body telling me not too eat.
10-23-2012, 12:22 PM
I can't believe I made it! I read the entire thread... It's now 3.22am
10-23-2012, 01:11 PM
Originally Posted by bob loblaw
If you have fat to lose, you have built-in calories. That's a universal truth!
10-23-2012, 01:13 PM
Not sure where in the tropics you are, but if they eat Cassava there, it may work even better than potatoes.
Originally Posted by AlanC
From Wikipedia: Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called yuca, mogo, manioc, mandioca, tapioca and kamoteng kahoy, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy, tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. It differs from the similarly-spelled yucca, an unrelated fruit-bearing shrub in the Asparagaceae family. Cassava, when dried to a starchy, powdery (or pearly) extract is called tapioca, while its fermented, flaky version is named garri.
Cassava is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for around 500 million people. Cassava is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava.
Cassava root is a good source of carbohydrates, but a poor source of protein. A predominantly cassava root diet can cause protein-energy malnutrition.
10-23-2012, 02:06 PM
Of course!! LOL. She made a gorgeous vegetable frittata (potatoes, broc, cauli, eggs, onions & goat cheese), turkey sausage, blueberry corn muffins, melon plate and my fave, peach mimosas (She picked and moved food around her plate, probably had 300 cals, at most.)
Originally Posted by gopintos
10-23-2012, 03:29 PM
Okay, I told my brother about this and the "science experiment" aspect of it piqued his interest, and so now he's doing it starting tomorrow. Couple questions:
1. Can he have nutritional yeast?
2. What are the rules regarding exercise? It's a big caloric deficit and low protein, so would something like HIIT or Crossfit be out of the question?
10-23-2012, 03:57 PM
Starting up as well!
These look delicious. Going to try without the oil Crash Hot Potatoes
10-23-2012, 06:31 PM
the yeast will be fine, cross-fit not so much. I'd talk him into taking it easy while doing this, everyone needs a break now and then anyway.
Originally Posted by heatseeker
10-23-2012, 06:35 PM
good luck! The crash potatoes probably won't look like the Pioneer Woman's do without the oil, but they will be fine. I just like to eat those little boiled potatoes with some salt--good cold, too.
Originally Posted by Goombi
10-23-2012, 06:40 PM
At the end of Day 3, I've been very bloated and even gassy in the evenings after dinner. Not the case during the day. Hubby is the same, but says his bloating is through the day as well. Any thoughts? I'm thinking it's such a change for the gut flora adjusting to the carb load.
Interestingly too, I've been really energized during the day yesterday and today, while hubby is feeling sluggish. I think he needs to eat more, but he says he can't stuff anything more in.