#spudlife – Diet of the Millennium

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Potato Hacking my Way to Weight Loss

After two months of up and down, I’ve managed to drop eight pounds.  How?  By eating nothing but spuds.  I came across the potato hack while working on a class project.  Incredulous as ever, I downloaded the Kindle version of the seemingly infamous book from Amazon.  I thought the man was delusional, but the book is well-written and makes a good argument and, really, what do I have to lose?

Weight, I Have to Lose Weight

…and boy, did I.  I ate three to four pounds per day.  I gained weight the first day.  The second day was a .2 lb. weight loss.  Most people would stop at this point, but I can’t say I tried it if I don’t go all the way.  The original plan was to try it for five days.  In the end, it proved hard to stop.  On the third day, I lost two pounds.  The next day, I lost three pounds.  The last day, I lost another two.  How insane is that?  I lost 8.2 pounds in five days, eating french fries!

What’s the Catch?

The catch is, you can’t use oil.  But it’s not much of a catch since I own a convection oven and (now) an air fryer.  Both work well to crisp up those taters.  I also used herbamare, which is hands-down my favorite spice for grilling chicken.

Is that REALLY all there is to it?

Long story short, yes.  There are a few details, so I recommend reading the book before you begin.  Give it a few days to kick in.  It can get old eating the same thing every day but, honestly, it wasn’t that hard.  There’s no induction phase, no keto flu, and no starvation.  Best of all, it’s purported to improve gut health.

If you try this diet, please let me know how it worked for you!  Best wishes!       -Danny

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