Can Eating Mashed Potatoes With Your Meals Cause You To Eat 30-40% Fewer Calories?

Mashed Potatoes

I’ve had renewed interest in The Potato Hack lately, emerging here just over three years ago, producing a bunch of posts and comments once Tim “Tatertot” Steele brought it to my attention. He’ll soon have a book out, specifically on The Potato Diet, or “Hack,” as we like to call it. I’ve skimmed through his draft and offered a few suggestions. You’re going to love it. There’s actually nothing particularly new about it, as you’ll see.

Lots of folks gave the intervention a shot to various degrees way back then, and so far as I recollect, lots of people dropped a lot of pounds and those who’d been having blood-sugar issues from chronic, low-carbohydrate induced insulin resistance saw improvement there as well. Some ketogenic dieters even remained in a ketogenic state, owing to the chronic caloric deficit (what ketones are really for, physiologically…starvation). For myself, I had become pretty disillusioned with seeing fasting BG at 115-130 day after day for a long time, kinda just becoming an LC eater by default, I suppose. A few days of mostly potatoes and no more problems. But I really hate going more than a couple days eating bland potatoes only. Is there a better way?

Maybe. I recall very well one commenter, Marie, who had excellent results even including a little protein and fat. See this post (meal pic included). She wrote:


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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