8 Week Potato Diet Results!

I couldn’t be more excited to share this with you all! My potato diet is going fantastic and the weight is coming off at a very healthy rate. For the first 4 weeks I ate only potatoes. Then I added non-starchy veggies and later some fruit in small amounts.

There’s been a lot of people requesting a recipe and guide for this plan so I’m making it happen!  Stay tuned for more info on that.

Potato Diet Weight Loss Progress – Week 6

Half way through March and I’m on week 6 of the potato diet. For the first 4 weeks I ate nothing but potatoes then added in veggies and the occasional fruit.

I’m down 10.6 pounds so far – keep in mind I did not come from a shitty diet, I’m also 41 and I have Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. This weight loss is solid and coming off at a healthy rate.
Check out this video to see what I eat in a typical day:

My 260lb “Secret”

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I shared this photo on Instagram the other day and I was quite taken back by how many people who’ve I’ve gotten to know over the years on Social Media that don’t know my story!  It got me thinking… why don’t I talk about this more? I think part of it is because I feel like my weight loss story is too messy and imperfect. And I still have a ways to go.

Honestly sometimes I really do forget how much I’ve changed. Plus I feel like my story doesn’t count because I didn’t lose all the weight in one go.  Some of it was pre Vegan and some of it post Vegan.  I even yo yo’d a little as a Vegan, leaving many people wondering why I’m not already slim. I guess I just wish I had one of those perfect weight loss stories: “Woman Loses 80lbs in 1 year Doing _____ Diet!”.

I’m 41, I have Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and one of my thyroid nodules is possibly cancerous. For now I feel it’s safe, the nodule is doing it’s job and keeping the cancer contained. The only option presented to me so far is to remove my thyroid and do a full biopsy. No thanks, I like the rest of my thyroid.

I’m 41 and feeling 1000 times better than I did in my early 30’s.

My 6 year Veganniversary is coming up on May 20th! It’s only been in the last couple of years that I have (slowly) learned that processed foods, vegan or not, make me feel worse. I’ve learned this lesson over and over – I’m sure some of you can relate! It’s like burning my hand on a hot stove over and over!

I’m currently on a “potato cleanse” – not really a cleanse per say but I’m learning so much about true hunger, satiety, emotional cravings, stress cravings, hormone cravings. I ate only potatoes for one month, then added in veggies. More recently I’ve adding in a little fruit here and there if I feel like it.

Here’s the amazing thing: I couldn’t stomach most vegetables unless hidden in a recipe with loads of sauce. But even then, I hated broccoli no matter how hidden it was. After 28 days of eating only potatoes, I’m able to stomach my most hated vegetables: broccoli, brussels sprouts and asparagus!

If you want to follow along my story and cheer me on in finally becoming a “skinny bitch” you can find me here: https://www.youtube.com/c/bananawisdom

Potato Diet Week 5 Weight Loss Results

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February 28th marked the end of the first phase of the potato diet/potato cleanse where I ate ONLY potatoes for an entire 4 weeks.  March 1st I started adding in non-starchy vegetables and greens. I’m also allowing for the odd fruit here and there.

I have to admit, I put a lot of pressure on vegetables this week as did many others. “Your weight loss is going to speed up like CRAZY” one commenter said. So you can imagine when I snuck in an early weigh in on the weekend and saw that the scale went UP half a pound I was a little nervous about my official weekly weigh in – especially because my weekly weigh-ins are published on YouTube for all the world to see.

Here’s what I ate on day 36 of the potato diet and my weight results after 5 weeks:

Potato Diet Results – I Ate Only Potatoes for an Entire Month!

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I’ve wanted to try this for a couple of years but thought it was CRAZY and most likely that I would fail: eat nothing but potatoes for an entire month.  It was an experiement to see if I could lose weight eating all the fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes I wanted – and most importantly, get over my junk food addiction.  Inspired by “Spud Fit” Andrew Taylor, High Carb Hannah’s Potato Cleanse, and the Potato Man himself Dr. McDougall, I finally got the nerve to try this.

Something amazing happened, I suspected my taste buds would change slightly and they did, but much more than I ever expected. I’m absolutely blown away! This is my story about how I went from a finicky eater to a vegetable lover.  Prior to the potato diet, I could not eat broccoli without gagging. Brussels Sprouts? Hell no! Even something as mild as romaine lettuce had to be smothered in hummus for me to eat it.

I always knew that I needed to get more veggies in my diet, especially if I want to lose weight and take my health to another level of awesomeness.  I’m so happy I’ve been able to expand my vegetable menu.

Here’s a couple of videos that sum up what I got out of the challenge. First up is my results video, and the second is taste testing my most hated veggies – originally recorded live on YouTube.