Okay, so basically I've been trying to lose weight for a few months now, but can never control my appetite. I thought eating fruit would be okay, but I realize now that my body is weird and doesn't need to be LOW CARB but rather just needs to be no grain/sugar/anything sweet or else I stall, can't control my appetite. While I find this strange, I guess it's not THAT strange considering the threads I've read expressing that fructose from fruit and starch from potatoes, while both carbs, process VERY different metabolically. I feel so much more in control since eliminating those two things.
So, with that being said, I've noticed how much incredibly fuller I am with potatoes in my diet, and thought I'd give the potato hack one more try, but with a little twist. I know people have been saying that the hack ONLY works with no added fat, but I've been eating about 2 small white potatoes for breakfast after a workout with a T of grass fed butter each, and I'm full for hourrrrs. Then I just eat one more just like that for dinner. I am super full, but am still maintaining a calorie deficient to lose weight. I notice if I eat the potato plain, I'm starving/bingey in just a few minutes. Very weird. Same with low carb for me. But my body is very satisfied with the COMBINATION.
Since I've gotten a lot of feedback before that I just need to stick with something for 2 weeks, rather then jumping from this to that, I am going to stick with this for 2 weeks and update. Just as speculation though, I can't imagine this NOT working as long as I stick to it. That's pretty low calorie without fuss. Thoughts? Or has anyone tried this kind of thing? I know everyone says to take it slow, but I have been struggling with my weight for so long, and if they are making me full, why would I stuff more down my face anyway? Seems pointless. I'm listening to my body, and figure this kind of hack could be a positive thing.
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on March 21, 2013
at 05:11 PM
Keeping in mind the caloric density of butter and potatoes you're probably eating 50% fat 50% carbs on a calorie basis :-) Do note that the starch in potatoes is nothing but a polymer of glucose and by the time that starch gets into your bloodstream it's just plain-vanilla glucose. Also do note that you need protein and potatoes-with-butter basically have none.
But if it works for you, great :-) What your body tells you is always more important than generic advice from the 'net...
on March 21, 2013
at 06:03 PM
If it works for you, you might try a variation--just the butter, not the potato (perhaps 1 1/2 T butter for more volume/ calories). I suspect THAT's why you are more satisfied (since potatoes alone did not do it), but I could be wrong. It would be interesting to find out!
on September 01, 2016
at 02:17 PM
In an experiment from the 1920´s, two persons (female and male) ate 1 kg and 1.7 kg potatoes respectively, for 6 months, but along with plenty of fats: «The diet consisted of potatoes, supplemented with butter or pork fat with the addition of a few fruits (apples and pears); tea or black coffee and sugar were also occasionally taken. The amount of fat consumed was not accurately estimated, it varied from 120-150 g. daily.»
So they may have obtained as much as 50% of energy from fats and 2000-2700 calories, yet «Body weight was nearly constant during the whole experiment (…) The digestion was excellent throughout the experiment and both subjects felt very well. They did not tire of the uniform potato diet and there was no craving for change.»
on March 21, 2013
at 05:36 PM
So...what's your end-game? Assuming you lose weight doing this, you then go back to a diet that's actually well-balanced and healthy but has a greater number of calories and your weight will just trend upward to the new maintenance level. A lot of studies have indicated that swings in bodyfat of that nature are disadvantageous.
Why not just take a balanced diet and eliminate gratuitous refined fats like butter and permanently lower your caloric intake?
Assuming you do proceed with this, why not make it slightly more balanced (with greater satiety) by allocating those butter calories as steak instead?