Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starch reset revisited.

I've had some people interested in the potato hack again. Here's the information:

Primal Starch Reset

Here is how to do the Primal Starch Reset:

- Buy 10-20lbs of high quality potatoes
- Wash and cook 5lbs at a time. Boil or bake and store in fridge.
- Plan on eating 2-4 lbs a day to your hunger. Munch cold ones for a snack.
- Use salt, pepper, vinegar and maybe a little ketchup or mustard.
- Eat nothing else. Don't use fat or oil to cook with.

That is the hard core version.

Here’s a little easier version, but you may not get as good as results. Maybe you’ll get better results; especially if it helps you stay with the hack.

Eat potatoes, it doesn’t matter which kind. Sweet potatoes are good using them to help break up the boredom can help.

White rice works too. You should have beans with it to get a complete amino acid profile.

If you need variety you can use these vegetables:

Artichoke, arugula, asparagus, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, celery root, collards, cucumbers, endive, fennel, garlic, green beans, jicama, kale, leeks, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, peppers, radishes, green leafy vegetables of all sorts, and watercress.

You can use ketchup but make sure it has sugar for the sweetener not HFCS. Don’t use too much.

Mustard is fine too.

“No fat” broth is good.

The idea is too have very little to almost no fat. No fructose. Absolutely No alcohol.

Eat when you are hungry. Don’t eat if you are not. Eat until full. Wait until you are hungry to eat your first meal of the day instead of rolling out of bed and eating breakfast. Wait until you are hungry before you eat again. Don’t snack out of boredom of some other emotion. Don’t eat because everyone else is eating. Don’t eat by the clock. This means don’t think because it is noon or 5 o’clock that you need to eat. Eat when you are hungry, don’t if you are not. Remember we are trying to break old eating habits.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

End of the Greens Challenge

    My 30 days of Greens challenge is over. I think I had 1 day of no greens, 2 days of only a couple cups of greens, and 2 days with only 4 cups of greens. The rest of the days I consumed 5 cups of greens per day. I feel great!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Greens challenge

    Yesterday and Wednesday I didn't eat enough greens. It was day 21 and 22 of the challenge. I'm blaming it on job change, stress, and avocado season.