Summer 2017 Potato Hack…4th Day

Yesterday went well for me. I’m down 6.1 pounds on the scale! Feeling energetic and all systems are “go.” I went for a 3 mile jog last night, felt great the whole way.

Dinner last night

Yesterday was the same as all week: plain cold potato for breakfast and lunch, then a more substantial dinner. Last night I made (yet another) pot of the wonderful potato soup I recently found, and also PIZZA!

Potato pizza, that is.  OK, before I show you these pictures, I want to point out that this is an advanced hack, only suitable for people who have a lot of confidence that the potato hack works, and also for people who are surrounded by rare homegrown tomatoes that you cannot let go to waste.

This meal had mostly potatoes and bit of tomato and spices. This is the extent of my “cheating” on the potato hack.

To make the pizza crust, as I wrote about a while back, are easy to make. Just boil some potatoes, mash, and add a bit of potato starch.  Roll and knead the hot potatoes until the starch starts to get sticky and the balls hold together.

Roll them out with your hands on the counter (a pile of potato starch helps prevent sticking). Place the rolled out dough on parchment paper, and bake at 420F for about 20 minutes, flipping once, until nicely browned.

At this point you can use these wonderfully light bready delights however you like. I eat them plain as snacks, even when not potato hacking.  They can be used for sandwich wraps, taco shells, or PIZZA:


For the record, I only ate one of those pizzas!  And it was good.

Hope you all are doing well!

Tim Steele

10 Comments on “Summer 2017 Potato Hack…4th Day”

  1. Ed August 17, 2017 at 3:38 am #

    I tried this the other day. These are very tasty, great idea! I season the mix with sea salt and onion powder and they are great, just plain. I also tried mixing cinnamon and mashed banana with some. A little soggy, but almost desert like.


    • Tim Steele August 17, 2017 at 6:59 am #

      Oh, man! The base “dough” that is formed when you add raw starch to very hot mashed potatoes could be super-versatile. You could boil small balls of it for gnocchi, or you could add raisins, cinnamon, honey, and boil or bake for a super-healthy snack. The flat-breads, like in the pics above, are awesome just plain. I wish someone sold these, I’d be their best customer!


  2. Mainer August 17, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    I’m at 6.4 so very close to Tim’s numbers. I’m trending almost exactly the hack two sessions ago. Made the potato soup last night for today’s lunch, pretty satisfying and much better than plain boiled potatos. 1 small bowl and I’m stuffed! Only modification made was onion powder as I had no onion salt. Tonight I try roasted yams and sweet potato.


    • Tim Steele August 17, 2017 at 7:19 am #

      Although I always carry more weight than your average athlete, I was not really worried about losing weight during this hack. That said, it is extremely satisfying seeing the scale go down so much in a couple days time. I’m planning on a maintenance weight this winter that is about exactly what I weighed this morning, I’ll probably do another week of the hack in October when I harvest my potatoes, just because.

      That soup! I know!


  3. Mark August 17, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    I’ve got to try that potato pizza recipe some day. It looks really good. I’m down exactly 2 pounds this morning.


  4. Kit August 17, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    Just to let you know, when trying to use the code for the Gut Garden supplement at Amazon, it says that the code is invalid. I bought some last week, and I checked again today to see if it had just been a glitch previously, but it’s still saying it’s invalid.


    • Jill August 17, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      The Gut Garden code did not work for me either. Amazon said it was an invalid code — bought it anyway, but it would have been nice to get the discount.
      I’m loving this potato hack! The recipes are excellent. I plan to try the pizza shown above — wow, sure looks good! Thank you for the pictures as you make the recipes — pictures are very helpful and greatly appreciated!


  5. Debbie August 17, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

    Congratulations on your 6 + pound loss!


  6. Fiona August 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    Thats great news that you are down 6 pounds 🙂 … It looks like I may be down 1 to 1.5 pounds though it is a little hard to tell because I can fluctuate that much anyway.

    My positive is that my body temperature has been consistently normal at around 36.7 – 36.8 in the morning and 37.1 37.2 celsius in the afternoon. I am really happy about that and hoping that it is a good sign that my gut bacteria is improving as my temp is often a little lower.

    I have done around 10 mins of weights (dumbbells) and body exercises and this morning went for a short run (around 20 mins) which was surprisingly easy – I even did some “sprints”. After that I ate around 1.25 pounds of mashed potato which I am regretting a little now because I forced the last bit and feel a little overfull!!


    • Tim Steele August 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

      I ran 3 miles Tuesday night and tonight, and kept my average time of 25 minutes, so no problems there. I think carb’ing up massively before running actually makes the running easier.


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