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The LLVLC Show (Episode 425): Chris Voigt’s Spud-tastic 60-Day Diet Experiment

Posted Dec 10 2010 10:45am



In Episode 425 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we finish off this special “Extreme Diet Week” featuring a couple of people who have gone on some rather unusual eating experiments. On Monday we heard from “The Twinkie Diet” guy Dr. Mark Haub about how he lost weight and improved his health eating primarily a calorie-restricted junk food diet. If you missed that one, then be sure you go back and check it out. Today we have Chris Voigt, the executive director from the Washington State Potato Commission, who put himself on an interesting self-experiment–consume 20-potatoes-a-day for 60 days in a row! He’s written about his experience on the “20 Potatoes A Day” web site .

Listen to Chris Voigt talk about what the purpose of the Washington State Potato Commission is, the German roots that got him interested in having a career focused on agriculture, why he thinks the potato gets such a bad rap, his response to the notion that potatoes turn to sugar in the body, why he chose to eat 20-potatoes-a-day, his struggle to consume up to 20 potatoes daily when he first started, the concerns his doctor shared about this potato-only diet, why he is not encouraging people to do his potato diet, how he was never hungry eating his potato diet, whether he had any weight or health issues prior to beginning this experiment, why he thinks calories are king, what the USDA did to precipitate him to do this experiment, whether he thinks everyone could do well eating a potato-only diet for a period of time, whether he did this through the Thanksgiving holiday (check out his “Po-turkey” meal), the improvements he saw in his lipid panel, especially his triglycerides, whether he tested his blood sugar during the potato diet, his response to the critics who say there are anti-nutrients in the skin of potatoes, what his diet looked like prior to beginning his potato diet, the exercise activity he did during his potato diet, and the mental struggle eating just potatoes.

There are three ways you can listen to Episode 425:

1. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 425 [31:47m]

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What did you think about Chris Voigt and his potato diet experiment? Share your reaction to it in the show notes section of Episode 425 . Visit his “20 Potatoes A Day” web site to learn more about this potato diet experiment. Coming up next week we’ve got a jam-packed week of interviews to share. On Monday, we’ve got a doubleheader for you featuring Mark Sisson talking about his new Primal Fuel low-carb protein shake product followed by Bonnie Matheson who wrote a book called Ahead Of The Curve: An intimate conversation with women in the second half of life to help women find fulfillment in life as they grow older. Be prepared to be inspired by her triumphant story! Then on Thursday, we have another special treat for you with world-renowned nutrition expert Zoë Harcombe , author of The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It? She’s been getting quite a bit of press lately espousing the high-fat, low-carb principles we know and love and she’ll be here with us next week to talk all about it.

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