Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Exercise

In the book I mention several times that we should not exercise rigorously while potato hacking. I think it’s important to give our body some time off to heal, and that’s an important part of nearly all exercise programs from Cross-Fit to Insanity.


Here are some alternatives to pumping iron and running marathons while you are potato hacking:

  • Unlimited walking at a leisurely pace.
  • Body weight exercises, but not “to failure.” A couple chinups, pushups, and squats are fine.
  • Gardening, housework, hiking, etc…

But let’s not push it. The all-potato diet is simply not designed for heavy labor unless you are eating 5-10 pounds of spuds per day. As we are after weight loss, we try to limit our intake to 3-5 pounds per day. This is great for all bodily functions, but not for repairing the damage done by heavy exercise.

Got it?

Tim Steele



3 Comments on “Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Exercise”

  1. maddieruffa August 8, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    I am loving this series…it’s like a potato hack devotional…. you could publish a secondary book 😉


    • Tim Steele August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am #

      Well I’m hoping that next week a lot of people start commenting on their progress and give ideas for cooking, etc. If there was enough interest, I’d love doing this a couple times a year. Glad you are finding these lead-up posts useful!


  2. Tanya August 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    I’m finding the lead-up very helpful, too. I’d been meaning to get back to it but just let it slide, among the rest of my life. Since I didn’t feel that great doing it multiple days in a row, I’m doing full days on Saturdays and the potatoes-before-6 approach for some/most of the M-F week. The partial days also work because I’m the cook for a household of 6. I figure if my potatoes-before-6 days “count” as a half of a full potato day, and I get actual full days on Saturdays, I’ll have at least 5 full days by the time your official week wraps up.

    On Saturday, and again yesterday, the sensation of not being hungry, despite really not eating much, was just so fascinating. I ate dinner with my family last night (the same thing, I mean, not potatoes) and I ate so much less than I normally would.



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