This is getting really silly. Potatoes are satiating, nutrient & mineral-dense, and full of good starch and fiber plus some complete protein, thus help curb appetite and lower calories. No different from anything on the primal food pyramid, people just can't seem to wrap their heads around the idea of carbs not instantly throwing everyone into a binge-eating trance.
“The whole concept of a macronutrient, like that of a calorie, is determining our language game in such a way that the conversation is not making sense." - Dr. Kurt Harris