michael john
Joined April 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
330.0 lb
Lost so far: 45.3 lb

Current Weight
284.7 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 109.7 lb

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Potatoes - fast and healthy weight loss - don't argue with success!!!
I've tried lots of different diets over the years. When I was in my 30's it was easy for me to lose 50 lbs on the Atkins, low-carb diet, however, now that I'm in my 50's it just doesn't work anymore. Eating whatever and counting calories is torturous by the end of the day I just want to eat more. Dr. John McDougall advocates a low-fat starch based diet, which I've tried and probably because I had too many processed starches, white flour (pasta) I wasn't all that successful. Recently because of the website spudfit.com I tried again and ate mostly potatoes, boiled and mashed, no fat or dairy added. I mix sweet and white potatoes together for variety. I also eat about 4 servings of fruit per day and take a B12 vitamin. Also, because I exercise some and it's very hot I make sure to add a teaspoon of salt per day to my potatoes.

I've usually don't post but I had to share this. So far this is the easiest diet with the best results and it is healthy too. Give it a try!!! I still have at least 85 more pounds to lose so you can watch my results and see how I do. I've only been focusing on potatoes the last two weeks and I've had some cheat days included in that.

A pound of potatoes is only 350 calories or so, literally you can eat 4 pounds of potatoes and still be low in calories, it very satisfying. I have plenty of energy and feel great!!! No heartburn (I took proton pump inhibitors for over 30 years), no constipation (I've suffered in the past).

Good luck to all!

p.s. I just had my annual physical and blood work drawn yesterday so I'll see what effect a week or two of eating potatoes has had.
posted 15 Jul 2017, 11:56
Headaches after being on low-carb diet for a week or so
I agree with Minpower above but would also suggest putting a few tablespoons of lemon juice in your water... virtually no calories/carbs but it does help to keep your electrolytes in balance. I also use sea salt if you are not eating processed foods your sodium levels may be low. I used to be a very heavy coffee drinker about 10-12 strong cups a day and when I quit caffeine I had headaches for a week or more also. I do find that low carb works the best for losing weight but long term it does have some challenges sticking with it.
posted 19 Feb 2015, 12:23
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01 February 2018

Starting a month of mostly potatoes on WPBFs low fat. Have been eating this was for a couple of days too much though to lose weight. about 2x daily salt ...

29 January 2018

Did realize how long it was since my last weigh in.

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