Jesse Rowe wrote:
Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes.
It's that simple. Don't limit your potato intake. They are key to satiation, weight loss, energy and fitness.
I eat up to 20 per day and I run 50 miles a week. I've lost 75lbs and no one can stop me.
I tried a diet high in green vegetables and I felt hungry and angry all day due to lack of sufficient calories. Don't starve yourself. Don't restrict your starch intake. Ever.
Would you be willing to tell us what kind(s) of potatoes you eat and your favorite ways to eat them? Tell us what your day of eating looks like... if you don't mind!
I prefer to boil the potatoes I eat, although occasionally I will bake them in the oven. When I boil, I remove skins, when baking I leave skins on.
I prefer yellow fleshed potatoes but I eat and enjoy all varieties of tubers. I rarely eat sweet potato
Yellow fleshed potatoes handle the boil much better than white flesh which are much starchier. Never fry your potato in oil, ever. This is like driving a Porsche through a mud bog.
I use a wide variety of seasons for the bring out the true enjoyment of potato. Salt, chili pepper, garlic, indian spices such as chat masala. An enjoyable accompanyment is steamed green vegetable such as kale or chinese vegetable(choy sum, bok choy) or english spinach.
As Dr McDougall has stated ad nauseum for good reason, Peruvian people base their entire cuisine on potatoes, from their Andean pre Columbian ancestors, who have been known to cultivate and eat potatoes since the 12th century BC. Indigenous peoples in Peru today eat potatoes at every meal(Quechua, Aymara, Mapuche). It is only the rich and affluent part of Andean society today(the kings and queens) who eat the animal based diet. Traditional South American cuisine is a maize and potato way of eating(ask Dr. Mills if he has been to Peru)
One only need to boil 6-8 large potatoes for a meal at night with some steamed green vegetable to truly know what it means to be satisfied of a meal. And you are not only eating compassionately but you are fueling yourself for the day tomorrow. Potatoes are high calorie power food which has fuelled people and civilisations since the beginning, and there is a reason for this. And as Dr. McDougall has also said, you need to be quick because it is disappearing.
One should make potatoes their dietary staple above all other starches and enjoy with peripheral vegetables and moderate amounts of plant fats with spices and seasoning.
If you make your calorie base on non starches(raw vegetable and fruit fad diets) you will suffer.
Take it from the Peruanos, Ecuadorians, Bolivians, Chileans and Brazilians, Potatoes(Papas....=Father in Spanish) are Life Food.
Leave out the refined oils and animal fats.