I’m super excited to share my results of the Potato Challenge so far! It’s amazing losing weight without feeling hungry and cranky all the time. I’m 41, I have Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and I’m losing weight EATING ONLY POTATOES!!
If you suffer from carb phobia, please watch this. You will not look at potatoes the same way again. POTATO ON!
No dairy, no refined sugars, no crap! Four simple ingredients: sweet potatoes, almond milk, cinnamon and maple syrup (optional). If you don’t eat it all in one sitting it freezes well – just leave it out of the freezer for 10 minutes before serving.
I encourage you to get creative with this and try different variations. How about a tbsp of cacao powder? Navitas Naturals Cacao is by far my favorite. How about some Chai spices? I’m very curious to know what variations you come up with.
Also, you can easily make this as a pudding instead by using refrigerated sweet potatoes instead of frozen.
This recipe is suitable for those on the Potato Challenge / Potato Diet / Potato Cleanse. If you are on McDougall’s Maximum Weight Loss or Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss omit the maple syrup and ad a smidgen more almond milk.
My cravings are almost non existent but when I do get them they are so much less intense. I no longer feel like I’m going BATTY for something sweet or snacky. Seriously, if you have a junk food addiction you have to try this!!
I will be on an all potato diet for the month of February. That’s right, potatoes only. Potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ve only been hungry for lunch and dinner these days. And like I said earlier, my cravings are almost gone!
Want to follow along on YouTube? Check out what I ate on Day 10:
This is a challenge I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years but I never had the guts to do. Taking on a challenge that can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection makes for careful consideration of every challenge I take on.
All it took was an internet troll (with a nutritionist mom) telling me “LOLS you can’t lose weight eating fries for dinner!”. The moment I read her reply”us skinny girls will continue enjoying our salads” it was ON .
Bless her heart. She’s a young woman who doesn’t realize that being skinny is not something every woman aspires to be. Yes I want to be lean and fit but that has nothing to do with being skinny. This took me many years to realize this, 40 to be exact.
The young woman informed me that the only reason to exercise is to LOOK GOOD. Tell that to an elderly woman who still exercises, you know, to feel good. Because we all know, at some point in our life everything starts to sag and there’s nothing, aside from plastic surgery, can be done. I know where she’s coming from though, I was there too. The reason why I never had a good relationship with exercise was because I had that same attitude. If I couldn’t look good in a bikini then why bother exercising at all? Why go through the pain?
My conversation with this young woman is not the reason why I’m doing this challenge. But is was the fire that needed a little gas, she was the gas. Internet trolls can be occasionally helpful.
I’m a fussy eater. Yep, I’m a Vegan who doesn’t like vegetables all that much. I’m what some might call a super taster. I have two goals in mind for this challenge: retrain my tastebuds and my stomach to know when it’s truly satisfied, oh and one more: lose a few pounds to show the world that potatoes do not make people fat – it’s the oil, butter and cheese that you put on top that makes you fat. I’m hoping by the end of the challenge that I’ll be a pro at intuitive eating and enjoy vegetables more.
My inspirations are Andrew Taylor aka SpudFit and High Carb Hannah. Both have embarked on a potato challenge where they ate a mostly potato-only diet for a long period of time. Andrew, committed to an entire YEAR of potatoes, without any greens or other non-starchy vegetables! His purpose was to get over a terrible food addiction. While Hannah’s was to learn how to eat intuitively (know when you’re full etc).
The great thing about potatoes is that they are full of vitamins and minerals. Humans can literally live off potatoes only. But I personally wouldn’t recommend it without medical supervision.
For the first week or two I’ll be eating just potatoes with minimal fat free vegan sauces. Then I will introduce non-starchy veggies (taste tests will be filmed!).