As if you’d like to know, I’m telling you now that my potato diet works!
For around a month now, I tried my best to keep myself away from eating rice and other high-calorie food like my favorite fast food meals. That’s because my medical exam result is screaming, “you are 12 lbs overweight“!
I was 119 lbs the last time I checked that weighing device in Mercury Drug. Meaning, my ideal weight should be 107 lbs. Omg. That was how I weighed in 1st year college. (I’m pretty sure of that because I fought in the 106-pound weight division during our Judo class tournament).
Even before I’ve known the result, my previous rants are telling that I am indeed aiming for a smaller weighing scale reading. But NOT that much! All I wanted was to limit my weight to 50 kg or 110 lbs. That could be an acceptable weight for my height. I was a bit aggravated by the results. I no longer live an active life like what I had 3 years ago. Thus I had to resort to diet regulation. My “potato diet” started then.
I’ve never read anything about this on books, nor was never recommended by a dietician/nutritionist so I can’t say if this will work for anyone else.
Usually, I don’t leave for work on an empty stomach so I see to it that I’ve got something to munch on during the day. A glass of non-fat milk also helps.
Then, my packed lunch consists of… one peeled, medium-sized boiled potato. That’s it. I sometimes top it with Cheeze Whiz.
My officemates would sometimes comment about my lunch routine. I just tell them that I needed to balance the binging during weekends.
At night, I’ve contented myself to eating a few pieces of oatmeal cookies or an apple.
I checked my weight 2 weeks ago at home and was surprised to find the scale reading 53 kg. I lost around 1 1/2 kg! Mom and our former boss also noticed that I’ve lost some weight. Thus, I can say that the “potato diet” promises something indeed.
Former boss also mentioned about sweet potatoes (kamote) being a good substitute for potatoes. Actually, they have less calories than the yellow potatoes. I’ll just probably try them next week.
(On weekends though, or whenever I eat with Fluffy, the potato diet returns to oblivion.)