12-16-2012, 04:19 PM
I have found that the first day or 2 will be harder with more hunger pangs - but then it gets really easy by day 3 onwards, when your hunger becomes normal and manageable.
12-16-2012, 04:38 PM
OK, well I totally fell off the potato wagon tonight, hopefully I can stay on track tomorrow for Day 2!
12-16-2012, 05:52 PM
You prompted me to actually register! well done!
Originally Posted by unchatenfrance
I did last week on taters, and tried various experiments with satiety.
tl;dr - add a little fat and see if that helps.
Sun - straight taters/salt/pepper. hungry and irritable all day.
Mon - x2
Tues - x2, but had to be out for social drinks late in the evening and grabbed Hot Chips on way to drinks to make sure I'd eaten. Immediately felt more full and less cranky than all week.
Wed - Added 50g of ham with breakfast and lunch. Was much less hungry, had to remind myself to eat.
Thur - x 2
Fri - Tried without ham, but with extra butter. Not hungry.
So my weight loss went something like ..
Day Change (kg)
Tue -.9 chips
Wed 0 ham
Thurs -.3 ham
So there was a pretty marked drop when I was doing just taters but I was also miserable. Ham appeared to entirely stall my losses. Adding more butter on the Friday managed to keep me feeling ok and the Saturday drop was either a cumulative effect from the week finally paying off, or there's some kind of magic to the tater+fat combo (for me).
I don't really think daily weighing can tell you too much, but those are the numbers.
Today I am trialling having a bit more fat (1 tsp with ~400g taters, and 1Tbsp of coconut oil this morning) and I feel full and happy and good with the world. So miserableness and hunger are solved, but I don't know what effect it will have on weight loss yet.
12-16-2012, 06:47 PM
So that's over 2kg (4.4 lbs) in a week if I'm reading this right? That's awesome! Yes, daily weighing is misleading, but the weekly is telling.
Originally Posted by tmech
12-16-2012, 06:49 PM
I fell off several times my first go. When I realized it worked so well the second run was much easier. It's like fishing in a new lake, once you know there are fish in there it's easier to sit in the rain all day waiting for a bite, but until you know there's fish you want to quit and go home after 15 minutes.
Originally Posted by unchatenfrance
12-16-2012, 06:51 PM
That's a good plan. If it doesn't work, don't force it!
Originally Posted by tasham
12-16-2012, 09:09 PM
I am not a Potato only believer, however I love the mass-study you all are doing. haha. I eat potatoes whenever I want. I have always felt they were healthy and that weight/health was never just about carbs. So my one meal tomoro will probably be eggs, bacon, and hasbrowns with some butter.... take my Vitamin K2, D, Glutathione, Krill Oil, and be SATISFIIIIED. haha
12-16-2012, 09:23 PM
I've just finished Day 2, and I felt it was so easy to just eat so few calories and be full. Although right now, I'm a bit hungry, but I can actually resist the chocolate in my pantry. I also baked some bread today and was fine, although that's not a real difference since I've done so before and didn't feel like sneaking a lick.
The only negative things I could say about this is:
- The vinegar in everything is starting to make my body feel really acidic...I don't know how to describe it, but it feels weird. I'll stop with the vinegar for a day and see if it does anything. I just think there needs to be something acid to combat the alkalinity of the potato overload.
- I am starting to get a lot of gas. I've been eating sweet potatoes and potatoes pretty regularly before this, so I don't think it's a gut flora issue.
- I only had 30g protein today! I am pretty sure that the protein overload for the past YEAR will make up for this, though...
12-17-2012, 04:10 AM
I blogged about my Potato plus+ diet results with some glucose and calorie data: Potato Plus+ Diet Results | the 3volution of j3nn & the art of voluntary living
Spoiler: lost 8 lbs in 10 days, hated the low-fat protocol despite including various LF foods. The satiety magic of the potato is lost when other foods are involved. YMMV, of course.
12-17-2012, 04:17 AM
I will have to check it out, but love the spoiler That is fantastic!!!
Originally Posted by j3nn
I think your statement of satiety is lost with other foods, I think many find that to be accurate. I keep hearing Otzi's voice in my head.... Just eat tators! ha
I may do a few tator days. I wasnt really planning it for awhile, but I think during this time of the month, I don't have a cycle anymore and not pre-mensie, but I have noticed that I seem to gain during the middle of the month for some reason, so I was going to watch it this month, and sure enough, I have had a little gain so I will see what it is this morning and decide what I need to do.