I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed with the Potato Hack. After three days I dropped 6.2 pounds and Laura lost 5.5. Those are pretty amazing numbers for something so simple.The rules are straight forward: just eat potatoes, a little salt and some spices for three to five days. Don't add anything else. This means no cheating: not condiments, nor bacon, nor butter. You can have coffee, tea and water to drink.
The mental component is huge. By limiting your food intake to just one thing you are radically changing your relationship to your food environment around you. Internally, you're providing and new and beneficial environment for your gut biome.
I don't think that it is a good idea to stay on this diet for long periods of time--indeed Laura was rather unhappy with the lack of diversity in our diet by the last day and super low energy. But it does absolutely work. I am a creature of habit, and could probably have lasted a week. Now the question is if the pounds stay off.
RESULTS (in lbs): Starting Weight