Boiled potato diet: does is really work?

Let’s make something clear from the start: no long term diet can restrict you to eating just one type of food. Or two. Or three. To be sustainable and healthy, a weight loss diet must include foods from all of the three major categories: carbs, proteins and fibers. So this is definitely not a diet for life. However, if you absolutely need to fit into that specific dress and you need to drop a few pounds fast, this diet can be a good option. You can lose up to 5 pounds in just 3 days, especially if you reduce the quantity of salt as well. You surely know all too well that weight lost in such a short period of time is mostly excess water being eliminated from your body.

Now, we know that potatoes have a bad reputation for being one of the most fattening foods out there. But that because we either eat them deep fried or baked, with tons of butter. But, without any added fats, potatoes only contain approximately 80 calories per 100g, which is not bad at all, considering that they are very filling. Also, as a bonus, potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium, phosphorus and vitamins from the B complex and they also contain fibers that keep you satiated for a longer period of time.  

This is a hypocaloric diet, that doesn’t provide your body with all the nutrients it needs, so it is definitely not recommended to follow it more than 3-5 days. But if you want to lose a few pounds fast, here are a few ideas for a daily menu:

1st day:

Breakfast: one cup of yogurt
Lunch: two medium boiled potatoes (or baked) and a cup of yogurt
Dinner: one boiled potato and a cup of yogurt

2nd day:

Breakfast: one potato and one cup of yogurt
Lunch: two potatoes and one cup of yogurt
Dinner: two cups of yogurt

3rd day:

Breakfast: one cup of yogurt
Lunch: one potato and one cup of yogurt
Dinner: one cup of yogurt

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