Surely what seems to have been missed on these discussions...and excuse me if I have not read it as I have been speed reading most...is that Ray Cronise - who originally purported the 'eat potatoes for two weeks' was actually discussing it on a post regarding gut flora. The subsequent weight loss seems to be a by product of what is a search for optimising your gut bacteria, which arguably is very low in many people......
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
I am a horse for a single harness, not cut out for tandem or teamwork; for well I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person do the thinking and the commanding. Albert Einstein