tl;drplease don't speak on my behalf until i nominate you as an official spokesperson for me. I have not, nor do i intend to ever do so.
I didn't set out to debunk otzi's potato feast. I set out to try to come up with an explanation for what the underlying mechanism might be. If you are incapable of distinguishing between those two things, then we are too far apart to have a meaningful discussion.
I fully expected that this "hack" works as an involuntary caloric restriction diet. The very first post that otzi wrote explicitly advises people to not count calories and to eat until "full." this is pretty much a blaring alarm klaxon telling you that you're being lured into a calorie restricted diet.
Because of this analytical framework, i fully expected that any calorie restricted isocaloric diet would produce the same results, irrespective of macro nutrient composition. This explains my approach with the three phases. I was wrong. I surprised myself with the results. I'm sorry that they didn't correspond to mine, yours, or anyone else's preconceived notions, but that's the nature of the beast. Data doesn't generally lie.
Lastly, deconstruction is trivially easy, all it takes is to point your finger at someone and tell them they suck. Construction, on the other hand, requires a bit more effort. If you wish someone had done this with the genuine, full bore, otzi approved, all potato, all the time regimen, what exactly is stopping you from doing that? At the very least, i've made it easier for you by providing a template for how one might go about it. And again, let me repeat this ... For anyone that wants to do this, i will gladly help you with your data presentation, all you need to do is invest a modicum of effort.
eta that if you had not decided to be so obnoxious then maybe people wouldn't have given you a hard time