I am back again with yet another blog and life update!
Some of you may be thinking, what the heck is a potato cleanse? Some may know exactly what I am referring to. No matter the case I am going to tell you about my experience on the potato cleanse, diet also known as the potato reset.
So the week of December 11, 2017 I embarked on a 7 day potato reset. What this consisted of was the majority of meals came from potatoes. This is an oil free, plant-based way of eating. You can also have non-starchy vegetables. Limited salt and limited sugar.
Eating this way was truly a test for me because I am so used to eating a variety of foods. I had already cut out eating oil about a week after giving birth because I wanted to get healthy and also of course lose the baby weight. After learning that oil no matter if it's olive, vegetable or coconut it is straight fat, and why eat fat if you're trying to get rid of it. But not being able to eat fruit was very difficult for me. My favorite meal was either potato omelette or cut up potatoes crisped on the George foreman grill. Just for a couple examples. I can go into detail if you guys would like me to, but I don't want to make this post too lengthy. Now I know this doesn't sound fun but let me tell you, watching those inches fall off my waist and watching the numbers on the scale decrease rapidly was fun. I felt good, I felt lighter and had lots of energy, sort of like I felt when I first went vegan. Now after several days, I did begin to get tired of potatoes but I set out to do this challenge so I was going to complete it.
In total I lost 4 inches off my waist and a little over 10 pounds. Which is awesome! What I learned from this cleanse is that potatoes are completely sustainable and It did make me appreciate all the different types of food that you can eat on a plant based diet. This is not including the processed foods. I am talking about WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED EATING. I am about a week in to going back to my regular eating and I don't feel as good. I am going to be honest, I have been eating some processed vegan food and I can tell the difference. BLAH. I need to get my life together. I can physically feel i'm eating like crap and it's coming out in my skin. So even though I started off well, I've quickly spiraled down. I haven't taken any measurements because I don't want to face reality LOL!! I'll get there though I just wanted to enjoy myself for a couple days.
Overall, I would say if you're struggling with weight loss or feeling like you need to change your eating, I would definitely recommend the potato diet.
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