I think its great that there is a group of people here that are trying a protocol that was pretty much pronounced "failure proof" by Mr. Ray Cronise. Great, now let's test it! Not with a bunch of theories on human nutrition, but with some data. And before anyone chime in, I understand this is not a double-blind, crossover study in a metabolic ward. Dieter beware.
What I understand the purpose of this thread to be is a place where those of us who are actually trying this can discuss our experiences before, during, and after, and trade tips for success.
What is bothersome, are the people that just follow the thread around and post their negative opinion about how the diet can't be done, how it's too low in this, too high in that, not "Primal", not approved by Mark, blah blah blah. This adds absolutely no value to the experiment or to the thread as a whole. We are already attempting the protocol, get over it. Yes, I understand its a public forum, so its going to be what its going to be. But just because you are being ignored doesn't mean you are excommunicated. Lol.
For my part, I would like to see a few things:
1. How does eating Potatoes for 10 days affect my body composition? (Measured with a BF tool of some sort)
2. How does it affect my blood sugar levels? (Measured with Glucometer)
3. Could I actually eat nothing but Potatoes for 10 days?
4. Will I automatically eat at a caloric deficit?
5. Is it something that is appropriate for me in the future?
It's just a personal experiment, I wouldn't even call it a hack at this point. Even a hack is something that is sorta proven to work. We've already seen it doesn't work for some people (sorry Ray), for others it works great.
On to the next spud . . . haters gotta hate.