Originally Posted by InSearchOfAbs
Editing to add more info:
The potato hack works better if you refrigerate or even freeze your cooked potatoes before eating them. You can eat them cold or re-heat them. Some suggest re-heating them is better, resistant starch-wise.
Potato peels have high levels of salicylates in them. Salicylates can cause new or worsening joint pain. If you are eating your potatoes with the peels on and experience this, try eating them peeled instead.
Heavy exercise is not recommended on days when you do the potato hack because of the decrease in protein being consumed, risk of muscle loss. Cardio exercise is OK though, if you feel OK while doing it.
Most have posted that they feel full while doing the potato hack, but some have posted that they don't feel satiated.
Some people weigh their potatoes before cooking them and some people weigh them afterwards. I weigh mine afterwards because they are noticeably reduced in size and weight after cooking. If you are tracking your calories, maybe be sure to check and see if your tracker lists potato weight as cooked or uncooked. I was surprised to see how much less my potatoes weigh after peeling them, so I also weigh mine after I peel them.
If there are more questions and answers about the PHD that come up, I will edit this post again with that information.
Last edited by MsSmith; 01-08-2014 at 06:02 AM.
Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
CW: 158 GW: 130 CBF%: 24.38
48 - 5'7.5"
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