An Irish potato diet may well be what you need to drop that extra weight you've been dragging around since Thanksgiving.
Chris Voigt, the head of the Washington State Potato Commission, lost 21 pounds in two months and dropped his cholesterol by 60 points on a potato only diet. He and his doctor were astonished. He did it to prove to health officials in the state that potatoes were rich in all the right kind of nutrients and should not be banned from school meals
The spud loving Irish may prefer this diet to any other. Here is what needs to be done, as outlined in ehow.com
1. Eat only potatoes, morning, noon and night. Eat them baked, mashed, steamed, roasted, and juiced, but never fried.
2. Never add milk or butter. Use Chives, mint, cumin, turmeric, fennel, caraway, paprika, dill, nutmeg, rosemary and fresh garlic. Use potato juice or herbal teas to aid in making mashed potatoes.
3. Very important -- Leave the skins on the potatoes. The skins account for over 75% of the potato's mineral value.
4. Drink plenty of water and herbal teas.
And that is it -- simple really, though maybe a tad monotonous.
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*Originally published November 2013.