A lot has changed for me after starting the potato challenge back in February. I’ve had amazing success on a potatocentric diet – not only have I lost over 35 pounds, I’ve also reset my taste buds, improved my relationship with food and I can now eat broccoli without gagging!
I love this way of eating so much that it felt wrong calling myself Banana Wisdom so a few months ago I made the huge decision (it felt huge at the time) to change my handle to Potato Wisdom. I still love banana nice cream but potatoes are my main squeeze now.
This morning I launched my first eBook ever, something I never thought I could do, especially a recipe book – because let’s face it, I’m super lazy in the kitchen! But somehow I pulled it off and the result is a beautifully designed eBook that is fun to read, vibrant, filled with all my best tips on how to RESET eating the mighty potato AND finally: super easy and slimming recipes.
This may be my final post on here as I now have an official website that I want to put all my love and attention into. Invite you to visit my new online digs and let me know what you think: https://potatoreset.com
Here’s my latest video on YouTube that summarizes my experience with the magical potato! https://youtu.be/G538jjMLc-s
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!
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:
Short and sweet today. What I eat as a Vegan on a whole foods plant based diet, free of oil, gluten and very little soy (I avoid it if possible because of my thyroid issues). My energy is better now at 40 than it was at 35! I’m in love with this lifestyle! I feel like I’ve only just scratched the surface. If you have Hashimoto’s / Hypothyroidism I’m here to tell you that you DO NOT have to eat a Paleo diet. You can follow your heart and values by being Vegan AND thrive!
What to know what a 40 year old with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis eats to thrive with loads of energy? New video up on the TUBE!
A 2 minute video on what I eat in a day as a high carb low fat vegan, thriving despite Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis!
My energy has been INCREDIBLE lately! Being consistent really does make a huge difference. I wouldn’t be doing these videos with out your support, thank you so much for keeping me accountable!
What amazes me is that I’m able to lose weight and feel great on this lifestyle regardless of my abnormally high TSH of 5.5 – normally my TSH is under 2. In the past whenever my TSH crept above 3 I had major hypothyroid symptoms: depression, dry skin, very low energy, etc.
Many of my peers with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism are on a Paleo diet as they think it’s the only way they can lose weight. They’ll say: “just looking at carbs makes me fat!”. Of course it does! Your body is in starvation mode! You’ve eliminated the most important energy source that fuels your muscles and brain cells (carbohydrates/glucose). In fact you are starving your body of what it needs. It’s only natural that your body would want to hold on to it for dear life the next time you consume carbs! The weight gain you may experience from reintroducing carbs is only temporary. No need to panic.
I personally would much rather have some temporary weight gain as a small sacrifice for long term benefits. Since switching to a high carb low fat whole foods plant based diet I have experienced:
- increased energy
- ability to eat a high amount of calories without gaining weight
- desire to exercise
- stable mood & happier disposition
- increased passion for animals and the planet
- the need to REDUCE my thyroid medications (which is why I’m temporarily hypothyroid as my body adjusts to new dosage)
- increased lean mass
If you aren’t eating a plant based diet already, what is stopping you? Help me help you, ask me anything. If you are embarrassed to ask publicly you can always ask anonymously on my Tumblr page.
Watch this one minute video of what I eat in a day for inspiration. If you’d like to see more be sure to subscribe to my channel on YouTube and of course your likes/dislikes and comments are always appreciated!
Sorry for the mash up! Being back on social media has been keeping me super busy.
Here’s what I’ve been up to…
Progress Photos & Measurements | Vlogmas Day 5
I wasn’t very happy about posting this but it had to be done. Progress photos and measurements. Eeep!
Whole Foods Grocery Haul + Everything I Ate Today | Vlogmas Day 6
12 Minute NO GYM Workout + What I Ate for WEIGHT LOSS | Vlogmas Day 7