When it comes to healing your gut, controlling your blood sugar, eliminating hunger pangs, and achieving permanent weight loss, it is hard to beat the resistant starch diet! Some of the most prominent authorities on nutrition, gut health, and weight loss have recognized the resistant starch diet is among the most effective ways to not only lose weight but promote maximum gut health to reverse a variety of ailments!
Following a resistant starch diet doesn’t mean just eating potatoes for every meal. You can enjoy a wide variety of resistant starch-based wholefoods that will make into limitless combinations of bliss.
Starch-based foods include:
Whole Grains: barley, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, rice, wheat, wild rice
Legumes: beans, lentils, peas
Starchy Vegetables: carrots, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes (acorn, banana, butternut, Hubbard), yams.
White potatoes contain natural drug-like agents that affect inflammation, hunger, insulin, sleep, dreams, mood, and body weight. The potato and sweet potatoes are a clean-burning fuel that meets all the basic nutritional needs: proteins, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals. Potatoes are satisfying; they are the best diet pill ever discovered. Potatoes stimulate the sweet taste receptors on the tip of the tongue, where gastronomic pleasure begins. Eating plenty of resistant starch foods releases hormones that go through neurological changes that ensure long-term satisfaction.
The potato hack is a short-term intervention (3-5 days) where one eats nothing but potatoes. This short mono-food experiment will strengthen your immune system and provide you with all of the nutrition you need to remain energetic, sleep great, and, as a side-effect, lose weight. The potato hack will help you develop a new relationship with food, hunger, taste, and yourself. The potato hack is not just for the overweight. Anyone with digestive complaints who follows an all-potato diet for a few days at a time will find their digestion improves. Modern science shows that simple diets high in fiber create an intestinal microbiome that is highly diverse and stable. This diversity and stability is lacking in most people and this is the missing element that leads to digestive complaints like Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and Small intestinal bacterial overgrowths (SIBO). The “modern dyspeptic gut” affects millions of people and costs billions of dollars annually. The answer might be as simple as 3-5 days of potatoes. Just eat potatoes until full every day for 3-5 days. It really is that simple!
The books that teach the science of the potato as the perfectly balanced and complete food are: