After eating only potatoes for an entire year, Australian Andrew Flinders Taylor has lost 110 pounds (50kg) and feels healthier and happier than ever.
Most nutritionists wouldn’t recommend following such a restrictive eating plan – you should make sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit, dairy and fats. So how did the potato-only diet work?
During his challenge, Taylor ate all kinds of potatoes, including sweet potatoes. To add flavor to his meals, he used a sprinkle of dried herbs or fat-free sweet chili or barbecue sauce. If he made mashed potatoes, he only added oil-free soy milk.
He drank mostly water, with the occasional beer thrown in (proof that no man can resist a great brew). Because his diet completely lacked meat, he supplemented with a B12 vitamin.
One year later, Taylor hasn’t just survived a potato-only diet – he’s lost 110lbs, just from his potato diet and around an hour each day spent cycling.
To make sure he was doing everything safely, Andrew Taylor regularly checked in with a doctor and a registered dietician throughout his challenge. According to regular checks from his GP, Andrew’s health is perfectly fine.
“My health just continues to improve,” he told news.com.au. “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. Eating only potatoes has improved my life in more ways than I could ever imagine.”