Consumers, Health/Nutrition/Food Safety

Australia: How to chip away the weight with a potato-only diet – Melbourne man lost 52 kg

Before: An overweight Mr Taylor.After eating only potatoes for the past year, you’d understand if Andrew Taylor ditched spuds for good. But he will gladly tuck in if they’re served on New Year’s Day, when he ends his slavish, self-imposed diet . A year ago Mr Taylor, 36, of Elwood, weighed 151 kilograms, with an addiction to pizza, chocolate and soft drink. He blames an unhealthy relationship to food. He needed a circuit-breaker, but couldn’t just stop eating, so in desperation he tried the next best thing – focusing on one foodstuff. Potatoes seemed to offer the most vital nutrients, including iron, protein and vitamin C, and so since January 1, 2016, he has eaten 3.5kg to 4kg of spuds per day. A wild experiment, but a spectacular success. He has lost 52kg, feels mentally well, or rides his push scooter one or two hours a day. His cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar are now normal and his iron and calcium levels are “great”. More

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