A good way to go about this, buy 10 pounds of really clean potatoes that are about 1/2 pound each. Plan on eating 4 of them per day and nothing else. Spices are fine, coffee, tea, water OK. Just don't use butter, oil, or eat anything else to as great an extent as you can handle. If you are really going crazy, a few nuts, small pieces of lean meat, or some chocolate maybe, but try not to eat a bunch of fruit and veggies.
On the first day, boil about 8 potatoes and store in the fridge. These will be your emergency munchy stash for if you get really hungry and just have to eat something. You can fix the potatoes any way you like, baked, fried, boiled, cold, raw, whatever. Sweet potatoes aren't the best for this, but one or two in the week is OK for a little variety. I'd stay away from rice, though.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes. 10 pounds should last you about 5 days. If you are doing great, buy more or take a day or two break if you want to extend.
Has anyone with IR/diabetes done this? Seems so backwards for weight loss.
But why would you do it? for 10lbs? gone quickly? I'm new, but after reading and researching, primal goes beyond materialistic, which is where i usually put those get rid of 10lbs quick thingies. Why would you just eat potatoes for 2 weeks just to lose 10lbs? I mean hey if you want go ahead, I'm just trying to understand the reasoning for it.
Thankyou SO much for ur reply,I'd been reading loads on it and really want to try just wanted to make sure on everything!
I enjoyed reading your posts and this has been my first post on the forum,been primal now for 7months and now the heads getting round it all-no low fat junk etc I'm really enjoying it!! Get back from hols next week then going to crack onto the PPD straight away but got a social event(what am I on about-I mean a blooming good few drinks!) on the Saturday night do u think this will mess it up?
So if I run through 10lbs worth and see how I get on, do u tend to do the ppd every so often?
Feeling pretty stressed at mo being away and am convinced the weight is piling on
Any advice welcomed!
I'm eating probably at least one sometimes two primal meals whilst here but not the same training as do at home, and alcohol which don't normally have! Snowboarding so am being active..just mayb not enough to cancel out the food&drink!ha!
I think long-term, I may never have to do the potato diet again, I used it as a tool to help me learn how different foods effected my weight and now I am pretty confident in what is real weight-gain and what is water weight. For the past couple years on Primal Blueprint, I was horrified whenever I would gain 5 pounds, I'd go zero-carb and hit the weights hard until it was gone, but now I'm not afraid to experiment a little since I know I can just eat good ol' potatoes for a couple days and lose any excess water weight and a little longer to lose a few good pounds of fat. I like to think the PPD is a tool in my tool kit just like Intermittant Fasting, Low Carb, and other little hacks we've come up with.
Great info Otzi! thanks for the insightful reply!
Right now I am back to yogurt and berries for breakfast and then have 8-10oz of my white potato with 4-5 oz of meat for lunch. Next week I'm going to try the sweet potato for breakfast and something non-potato at lunch. I'm not in a rush to lose the last of the weight. I'm really more interested in condensing breakfast and lunch into one 500 or so calorie meal and potato looks like it will work better for me, hunger-wise, than something high fat.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related
Cheers Otzi much appreciated!
Looking forwards to starting! Did someone say too u can add a little sauerkraut? If anyone has any good recipes to keep me going please throw them my way!
Also what did people add if they did mash?or just nothing *dry* eeek!
I'm same with the ole water weight you get all disheartened but you know that normally u can shift it fairly quick, just frustrating as always makes you feel swollen!!