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    I LOVE potatoes! Another 2 lbs gone overnight of the weekend bloat. 148.5 this morning. The lowest I've hit so far is 147.5, but with a rebound every weekend. 'Tis the season, right? I want to get below that low water mark this week.

    And after an all potato day and a meat and potato supper, my evening meeting turned out to have Christmas snackies (very non-primal, but not too sweet). Despite moderate partaking in cheese ball and wheat crackers, I'm still down this morning!

    I've decided to do another all potato day today until supper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marthat View Post
    I LOVE potatoes! Another 2 lbs gone overnight of the weekend bloat.
    WTG!!

    I flip-flopped yesterday. I had 2 eggs with a little salmon first, then tators the rest of the day. My scale moved down 1.1
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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    you know, I have seen major changes in my blood sugars over the few weeks I have been doing this. When I started, I saw some high bounces (145)and high fbs (103). Now, after 3 weeks of adding potatoes back in (and alternating potato only days for 3 days a week to tater days/primal dinners) I am seeing lower fbs (80s), and very quick bounces back down after eating potatoes. It makes me question things. I also wonder about the resistant starch aspect. Like maybe having a big bounce up is what we want--Maybe getting the big insulin surge, having improved insulin sensitivity, having free fatty acids mobilized to help clear the insulin is actually what we want. I don't know--just hypothesizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopintos View Post
    WTG!!

    I flip-flopped yesterday. I had 2 eggs with a little salmon first, then tators the rest of the day. My scale moved down 1.1
    I hate you all. Day 4 and nothing (had dropped almost a pound of water weight and then it came back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouis View Post
    you know, I have seen major changes in my blood sugars over the few weeks I have been doing this. When I started, I saw some high bounces (145)and high fbs (103). Now, after 3 weeks of adding potatoes back in (and alternating potato only days for 3 days a week to tater days/primal dinners) I am seeing lower fbs (80s), and very quick bounces back down after eating potatoes. It makes me question things. I also wonder about the resistant starch aspect. Like maybe having a big bounce up is what we want--Maybe getting the big insulin surge, having improved insulin sensitivity, having free fatty acids mobilized to help clear the insulin is actually what we want. I don't know--just hypothesizing.
    You're definitely on to something Ouis - and this is precisely why the alarmists/haters and fake doctors need to shut
    their traps and let people try things for THEMSELVES.

    THEMSELVES!

    Keep on keeping on,

    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchatenfrance View Post
    I hate you all. Day 4 and nothing (had dropped almost a pound of water weight and then it came back).
    You are a woman, correct? For some reason, the only group who reports not losing on the potato diet is women. I think you actually are losing fat, but maybe fluctuating up in water weight. Do you normally fluctuate in weight throughout the month? I guess you will have to look at longer term trends to see if it is working for you as opposed to daily readings.

    I'm a guy, so not really qualified in this area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    Do you normally fluctuate in weight throughout the month?
    Yal see, that is what I am experiencing now I think. I had gained, which a pattern seems to be that I gain towards the middle of the month. So I am losing what I had gained. But had I not stayed on top of it with tators, I think I would have continued to gain for a few more days. Then it takes me a week to get that back off. So I am on top of it this month for a change
    65lbs gone and counting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouis View Post
    It makes me question things. I also wonder about the resistant starch aspect. Like maybe having a big bounce up is what we want--Maybe getting the big insulin surge, having improved insulin sensitivity, having free fatty acids mobilized to help clear the insulin is actually what we want. I don't know--just hypothesizing.
    It also shows me there are things the experts may be missing. I think you may be correct in thinking that a diet designed to keep starch/glucose/sugar at a minimum may actually cause unforeseen problems with insulin/glucose sensitivity.

    Specifically, eliminating potatoes, bananas, bread, grains, and lentils removes almost entirely all sources of "resistant starch" from our lives. I agree it's good to limit the grains, but without the resistant starch, we may be causing harm to our intestines.

    Please click: Resistant starch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The big tie-in with resistant starch and intestinal health is butyrate, Butyrate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Potatoes are probably one of the best sources of butyrate we can feed to our intestinal tenants. It is certainly a convincing argument for at least adding potatoes into my diet on a regular basis.

    Look at the two links I provided and then Google "Potato Butyrate" or similar search terms.

    More info:
    Whole Health Source: Butyric Acid: an Ancient Controller of Metabolism, Inflammation and Stress Resistance

    Gut Flora and Inflammation | Mark's Daily Apple

    The Human Colon in Evolution: Part 4, The Secrets of Butyrate | Melissa McEwen on food anthropology, economics, and culture

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    Do you normally fluctuate in weight throughout the month?
    What woman doesn't? :-) Yes I am female. I'll do it until Saturday for the first time around. I'll give it a few more tries after that - as long as I don't start gaining weight! Which doesn't seem to be the case. I'm just frustrated because I've tried everything - IF, keto, counting calories - and can't seem to break my homeostasis.

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