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.
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:
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:
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.