Friday, November 07, 2008

The 7-Day Potato Famine

As part of my Complete Body Overhaul, I am embarking on a self-imposed Potato Famine. For one whole week, starting today, I will not eat French fries. I will not eat mashed potatoes. I will not eat each candied yams. I will not eat baked potatoes. I will not eat potatoes au gratin. I will not eat hash browns. I will not eat potato chips be they oven baked or kettle cooked. I will not eat sour cream potato soup. I will eat NO potatoes in any form, shape, or fashion for a week.

This is not to say that potatoes are the worse food out there, but they’re just loaded with carbs, and I’m going cut back -- need to cut back -- have to cut back -- on my carbs. A medium baked potato (2-1/4" to 3-1/4" diameter) has 33.87 grams of carbs. That’s a lot of carbs before you add butter or sour cream or anything else to make it delicious.

This is not going to be easy because I love French fries. Really love them. Like how Frenzied Feline loves Twilight. So send me good thoughts as I start my 7-Day Potato Famine.