19 January 2021
YouTuber puts potato diet to the test
A MAN who put the 'Potato Diet' to test for a Week has broadcast his challenge over YouTube, revealing how he lost six pounds and an inch off his waist in just a week.
YouTuber Rob Rivera points out in his video that there are plenty of potato-based diets floating around, each with their own rules and guidelines. He took some of the most common — no added oils, little to no salt (but plenty of spices), non-starch vegetables are allowed, and only plain decaffeinated tea or coffee — and tried the diet for seven days.
He started out at 138.9 pounds and with a waist a little under 31 inches around, with a breakfast of a seasoned, boiled potato and water to drink. It wasn’t bad, he says, and kept him full for much of the day. Preparing his own meals was the way to go, he points out, as many processed potatoes contained sugar and other unhelpful additives.
While eating mashed potatoes, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, he soon realised you can’t eat just potatoes as his blood sugar levels suffered and his electrolytes dropped. Eating fruits and added a pinch of salt to his potatoes helped with that.
At the end of the week, he tallied up his results. He’d lost more than six pounds and about an inch around his waist.
However, he said eating any single food low in calories for a week would lead to weight loss and he really did need sugar and salt to stay energetic throughout the day, so while the potato-based diet did help him lose weight, he acknowledged that there are more nutritious alternatives.
Source: Men's Health
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