The Potato Cleanse – Week 1

Only eating potatoes sounded pretty bland, but bland was what I wanted and when it comes to food I can be really disciplined. I thought I could stick out the plain and boring for the sake of my skin and my health for at least two weeks without complaining too much. Turns out, I’m starting to love potatoes way more than I ever did before. I’ve always been high carb low fat and from what I have seen, you’re either a rice person or a potato person, or a fruit nerd.. but we’re talking complex carbs here people. I loved my rice and Aaron loved his potatoes and it worked that way. But this week we (well mostly me, he only lasted a day or two) ran through 35 pounds of potatoes. Its pretty crazy quantifying all of the food I ate in the last week like that, but it was a delicious 35 pounds. I didn’t finesse any crazy potato recipes this week, I mostly ate fairly simple; baked potatoes and mashed potatoes were the staple for week one and it wasn’t that hard. Here’s the rundown:

Day 1

Breakfast: baked russets

Lunch: baked purple majesty potatoes (purple skin and flesh)

Dinner: more baked purple sweet potatoes

Day 2

Breakfast: yukon gold homefries

Lunch: baked golden yams

Dinner: a mix of russet, red and yukon potatoes mashed with mushroom gravy and peas

Day 3

Breakfast: baked garnet yams with agave and cinnamon

Lunch: baked purple sweet potatoes

Dinner: baked red potatoes

Day 4

Breakfast: yukon gold potato wheels with ketchup and a head of romaine

Dinner: baked garnet yams

Day 5

Breakfast: baked garnet yams with agave and cinnamon

Lunch: baked yukon golds with romaine and ketchup

Dinner: mashed russet potatoes with mushroom gravy, broccoli and peas

Day 6

Breakfast: baked garnet yams

Dinner: diced and broiled russet potatoes with a veggie stir fry mix and teriyaki sauce (life changing good!)

Day 7

Breakfast: baked garnet yams with agave and cinnamon

Lunch: leftover diced russets with veggies and teriyaki sauce

Dinner: mashed yukon gold potatoes with mushroom gravy and asparagus

In total, we went through 10 lbs of russets, 5 lbs of yukon gold potatoes, 5 lbs of red potatoes and 15 pounds of yams and purple sweet potatoes! Still crazy, and what’s even crazier is how cheap our groceries were this week for how much we got in volume. This cleanse is magical! I haven’t been keeping track of calories or how much I have eaten and I don’t plan to because one that gets me a little neurotic and two, one of the points of this cleanse is to get back in touch with my natural hunger and satiation so I don’t need to count calories. I’ll be back with another update next week!

 

 

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