20 potatoes a day for 60 days? Sounds like a joke, right? It isn't though. Chris Voight, who is head of the Washington State Potato Commission did just that back in 2010. His plans were to promote the spud as a nutritious, cost-effective, easy-to-grow vegetable that should be part of a well-balanced diet.
His results were amazing! He lost 19 pounds and his cholesterol dropped 60 points.
Years back, Dr. McDougall's wife, Mary, introduced an offshoot of The McDougall Program called Mary's Mini-McDougall Diet. She calls it a diet because that is what it is - a diet, not a lifestyle; a temporary "quick-fix" to help boost your progress. It is particularly appealing to me because there's not much thinking to it. You pick your starch (potatoes) and you eat that starch for every meal and add to that veggies or a salad.
Lunch: baked potatoes and steamed broccoli
Dinner: Mashed potatoes with a salad
My hubby and I are giving this a try for the next 7 days. I am sure we will be bored after awhile and will be ready to add more foods (processes) to our diet but I am looking forward to some good changes and benefits.