A man named Andrew Taylor from Australia set out to eat nothing but potatoes for an entire year. Now while you might think that this would spark obesity or some sort of health condition, on the contrary Andrew’s managed to shave off more than 100 pounds, while also coming off his antidepressants. Maybe there’s something to the all-potato diet.
Although he was criticised at first, Andrew has said that it helped him break his addiction to unhealthy food:
You can’t quit food, but I wanted to get as close as possible and wondered if there was one particular food I could eat and potatoes came up best.
You literally get everything you need from potatoes. Everybody knows they’ve got lots of carbs but they have enough protein and fat and potatoes are really good for fibre, vitamin C and iron.
Before his diet change, Andrew used to binge on fizzy drinks and deep-fried food. When he made the switch, he initially had trouble staving off other cravings, but these eventually wore off. Now Andrew says he wants to stick to the potato diet plan for good.
My health just continues to improve. I had high cholesterol but now it’s low, my blood pressure has dropped and my sugar level has dropped.
Every time I get a new blood test, it just gets better.
Yeah, probably because you were huffing platefuls of deep fried chicken and waffles and bacon wrapped butter for breakfast. Clearly Andrew looks great, but if you switch from an insanely unhealthy calorific diet to one that consists of one, basic whole food ingredient, of course you will lose weight and your cholesterol will drop. But you need nutrients to sustain your body too. Otherwise you’re going to end up looking like this.