OG/Julia I used to add mustard and garlic to my mashed potatoes years and years ago. My mum mashed her potatoes with yogurt as well as garlic never used butter or cream with the potatoes.
I know wheat isn't popular, but has anybody tried this using Fiber Gourmet pasta? Each serving has 18g or so of resistant starch.
I'd go to beans before I'd go to wheat. . . . . . mmmmmm, at this point, a big vat of pinto beans cooked up in
the crockpot sounds absolutley freaking DIVINE. HA!
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Some dude who helps spot me who hasn't seen me in gym for 2 weeks:
"You look a lot firmer. Any diet change?"
Almost told him I am on a diet where I only eat potatoes but I didn't.
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Last edited by NourishedEm; 11-08-2013 at 06:10 PM.
Hi Otzi and everyone else
Ahh, the Potato thread redone, I did this 12 months ago and had great success with weight loss, however due to being in late stages of peri-menopause and over indulgences during the year I have put back on what I lost. UGHH.
Last Year I did the potato hack for 14 days straight, potatos, salt and pepper and a bit of sauce if it was chips etc. In that 14 days I lost 4kg ( 8.8lb) I did add rice for a couple of days, the days I added rice I had no loss. I documented it at the time, so have the food diary etc to look back on. At the start I felt like I was seasick, awful nausea, that passed by about day 3. My throat started to feel tight on about day 4, I also had a horrible metal taste in my mouth that would come on a couple of hours after eating, I also felt cold often.
What I did discover was that I was going into ketosis about 2 hours after each meal and staying there till I had my next lot of potatos to eat.
After the 14 days of potatos I added in greens and other non starchy veg, a little oatmeal for breakfast and some fruits ( Berries mainly) along with the potatoes. ( still no meat or dairy or fat) That lasted another 3 weeks and in that time I lost another 2.5kg.
In the 5 weeks, I ate no fat, no dairy and no meat. Blood tests soon after indicated that I had low B12 and Low D. My Iron had dropped to bottom of normal range. I also tested positive for ketones in urine. My night cramps also worsened.
I could not maintain the vegan type eating, I was bored and am not a big fan of vegies anyway so I added back fat, dairy and meats. I maintained the weight for probably 3 months, from then it was a slippery slope downhill with intense cravings for sugar ( I have never had those before) , fats and just general overeating. Perimenopause also causing problems.
I am now in a position where I am back where I started from. I hesitate doing the potatos only for 14 days. It was far too long, and difficult at work etc. I think the idea of protein lunch/ potato dinner sounds great. I also love the idea of potatos just for a couple of days and usual eating in between.
From what I gather, fat needs to be right away from the potatoes for whatever the magic is, to work.
One thing I did wonder, is that potatoes are very high in potassium, whether there would be issues with kidneys etc. Though I'm thinking that having protein at lunch or alternating with normal eating instead of doing say 14 days straight would be less stressful on the body.
I am mostly a lurker here but had to pop in to thank otzi and everyone else for sharing their experience with the potato diet. I have high cortisol levels that make if difficult for me to get quality sleep, and also to lose weight. Since going primal over a year ago I have gained 25 pounds despite keeping my carb intake between 75 and 120 grams per day. I've been able to maintain my weight going under 50 grams but still couldn't lose any (BF is about 30% so yeah, I have fat to lose). Anyway...I lost 3 pounds in 3 days of taters I will be going back to primal tomorrow and plan to cycle 2 or 3 days per week. Weight loss will be slow but at least I am not gaining! So excited to finally see the scale go down after all this time. And also excited for steak and eggs tomorrow
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