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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…CICO

Do calories matter? Yes and no. The potato hack, an all-potato diet, is calorie restricted by its nature. The goal is to eat [just enough] potatoes to induce feelings of satiety. It’s nearly impossible to eat enough potatoes to gain weight, but it would be possible. CICO stands for “calories in/calories out,” long used as […]

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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 […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Age

The potato hack is especially useful for “older” folks who’ve slowly gained weight over the past 10, 20, 30 years to a point where their weight is effecting their overall health and well-being. Until recently everyone thought that middle-aged people got fat because they did not move around as much as youngsters and ate too […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Hormones

Today we’ll talk a little bit about hormones and how they relate to the potato hack and weight loss. When most people discuss hormones, estrogen and testosterone take center stage. But there’s a whole host of other hormones produced in the human body that effect nearly every single thing about us. Here’s a great primer […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Hunger Games

The hCG Diet is a very low calorie diet that uses human chorionic gonadotropin—a hormone produced during pregnancy. Taken by injection, drops, or pills, hCG is a powerful appetite suppressant. The problem is that the FDA has not approved hCG to be used for weight loss. Perhaps due to the side effects of “fatigue, irritability, […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Gut Health

Lots and lots of people report fewer gut problems while doing the potato hack. Chronic heartburn and indigestion vanish. Constipation and irritable bowel conditions lessen. The potato hack is providing more fiber–the right kind of fiber–than most people ever experience. Even Vegans don’t get as much prebiotic fiber as the average potato hacker. This is […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…Weight Loss

Most people find the potato hack because they are desperate to lose weight. I’ve tried most diets out there over the years. It becomes apparent that the Diet Industry does not want you to become lean and fit. They want you forever buying protein bars and diet soda. Most diet plans are expensive! Did you […]

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Summer 2017 Potato Hack…The Benefits

I hope the potato hack equipment list in yesterday’s blog post didn’t scare you away!  it’s really not hard. Just cook and eat potatoes. I know lots of people have a hard time preparing meals. It’s much easier to eat a muffin for breakfast, McD’s for lunch, and Olive Garden for dinner. But maybe that’s […]

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Let’s Potato Hack!: August 14-18

Hey guys and gals!  Hope your summer is going great. We are having one of the nicest summers I can remember here in Alaska. As summer winds down, I thought this would be a great time to get everyone together for a couple days of potato hackin’. Who’s in? Everybody wants to lose a couple […]

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The Potatogenic Diet

Ketogenic diets are all the rage lately. This is a diet where you eat mostly fat to trick your body into thinking you are starving in the hopes that it starts stripping your body of its accumulated fat stores. There are some impressive examples of success with keto diets, starting with the Godfather of Ketosis, […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 days left until Father’s Day! Every year, I get asked for gift ideas. While I’m always happy with just a card, sometimes it’s fun to get that special person a thoughtful gift. Here’s a couple ideas. What Dad wouldn’t love a personalized potato?  You can get them here: Personalized Potatoes. But if this seems […]

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Resistant Starch Glycemic Impact Study (n=10)

Does resistant starch impact blood glucose? This question is often asked, but no studies are available…so I tested it on some volunteers. The Study Purpose: This study was designed to test the glycemic impact of several common resistant starch supplements as compared to a high-glycemic food such as white bread (GI=75) or freshly cooked potato […]

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Gut Testing Services

The Potato Hack is a quick weight loss diet, but it works primarily by altering your gut flora. The connection between the bacteria in our gut, weight loss, immune system, and even brain function is well-documented in medical literature. A couple years ago, several companies appeared that offer advanced testing of the bacteria that inhabit […]

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Resistant Starch: “Medicinal Extreme Superfood”

….And here we go.  Soon, you might need a prescription for resistant starch, and supplements like Gut Garden’s Resistant Starch might be outlawed for over-the-counter sales!  If Big Pharma had their way, this would already be the case. What’s gotten me so riled up, you ask?  This: “The findings illustrate the dawn of a new […]

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Spring Cleaning Lessons

The sun is back, the snow is melting. It’s time to put winter behind us; start thinking about summer. One sure sign: The last of my garden potatoes are starting to protest confinement as their numbers dwindle. Still a couple weeks of good meals, maybe even enough to do a 3-day Potato Hack soon. When […]

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The Potato Hack: One Year Anniversary

Wow!  Can you believe it’s been a year since I released my book, The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified? Much to my great surprise, the book is still selling well around the world and getting good reviews. Just this week on Amazon: I picked the right time for a potato diet book for sure. Not […]

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Resistant Starch Project Update

Time’s almost up! If anyone still wants to donate, and get a first-look at the results, please go to the Indiegogo page or use the PayPal button located here ———> While I fell far short of my Indiegogo goal of $20,000, I have managed to get over $3000 from 50+ donors. This gets us a […]

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GMO Potatoes; Good or Bad?

Nobody likes a rotten potato. The Irish in 1845 certainly did not like rotten spuds. Scientists and farmers have been trying to save potato crops for hundreds of years. And potatoes have some other qualities that make them hard to handle…they bruise easily and turn funky colors when peeled and exposed to the air. The […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Probiotics

If you suffer seasonal allergies, this just might be the idea you’ve been waiting for. As spring approaches, you may find yourself dreading the sniffles, sneezes, and watery eyes that come with the season. The common remedies are OTC allergy meds such as Zyrtec, Claritin, and Allegra. If you are hit really hard, there’s a […]

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Rue Min Oh What???

I thought this was too good not to share. A couple months ago, Tantor Media signed me on to produce an audiobook version of The Potato Hack. Today, an email: Hi Tim,  I am the Casting Coordinator at Tantor Media.  We are in the Production process for The Potato Hack and the narrator was wondering […]

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