Andrew Taylor, 36, weighed 332 pounds on January 1st. He decided that was too much for him, and he resolved to eat nothing but potatoes for a year, in the hope that it will cure his binge eating. He shed 22 in January. He is also uploading videos of his progress on YouTube.
From Oddity Central:
[Taylor] has baked, boiled, and steamed potatoes, and even experimented with odd dishes like potato pancakes. He also includes sweet potatoes for variety, and sometimes uses a plant-based milk for flavor, but he never cooks them with oil. He claims that he gets 99 percent of his daily calorie requirement from potatoes, and the rest from seasoning. He carries potatoes with him everywhere to snack on whenever he's hungry.
Apart from losing weight, Taylor believes eating potatoes has helped heal some of his bad eating habits from the past. "I've changed from seeing food as a way of getting comfort or pleasure," he wrote on his Facebook page 'Sput Fit', where he shares frequent updates about his experiment. "I've been exercising more, I'm full of energy."
I think I could be happy with a potato diet, as long as I could have sweet potatoes and prepare them with copious amounts of olive oil, coconut oil, or butter.