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  • By: Tim Steele
  • Narrated by: Matthew Boston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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The Potato Hack

By: Tim Steele
Narrated by: Matthew Boston
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Summary

The potato hack was modeled after an 1849 diet plan for people that were becoming fat and "dyspeptic" from living too luxuriously. This potato diet simply called for one to eat nothing but potatoes for a few days at a time, promising that fat men become as "lean as they ought to be." One hundred and sixty-seven years later, we are fatter and sicker than ever, but the potato diet still works. Potatoes contains natural drug-like agents that affect inflammation, hunger, insulin, sleep, dreams, mood, and body weight. The potato is the best diet pill ever invented.

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.

©2016 Tim Steele (P)2017 Tantor

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"[Steele] lays out the painstakingly detailed science behind the magic contained in one of our most common staples, the potato, and the biological impact resistant starch can have on the body. Definitely worth the read to get the most comprehensive rundown on the topic." (Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint)

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It works

Stop thinking about it and just do it. It works. In just one day my BP dropped from 140/100 to 100/74. Fasting BG usually sits at arounf 5.0. Was 4.1 after one day of potatoes. No hunger. Waiting to see how much weight drops off but my priority was dropping BP not weight.

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  • C*Mo
  • 05-03-18

Where's the PDF?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love the concept... mono meal to break food addictions. I lost weight, I never lose weight. This plan works. BUT WHERE IS THE PDF?!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Potato Hack?

Seriously, this is not a new concept to me, but I loved listening to it for motivation to stick to spuds.

What does Matthew Boston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His reading style is great! Positive...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

no movie, please ;)

Any additional comments?

I would like a PDF for the recipes.

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  • Tim G.
  • 07-02-18

Helpful, but WAY too much jargon

I love this concept, and I'm firmly convinced that the potato hack is there way to go. But there is a deluge of useless, overly-technical jargon in the second half of the book, which sounds like you're being read a lab report. I really wish I would've known that the last several chapters could be skipped entirely since I could've saved quite a bit of time trying to sift through it for any useful information. But alas, it wasn't there, and seems to only be fluff to make the book longer, which is entirely unnecessary.

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  • Max
  • 08-10-20

Easy and informative

Very easy read with a lot of useful tips on how potato hack can improve your low

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  • A. Cline
  • 19-07-20

I like the idea.

As crazy as it sounds I think there is something to this idea. I did the potato thing for 3 days and was impressed by how well it reset my body’s cravings and overall hunger. I think there is something to this for sure. But I also think this information could have been conveyed in a paragraph rather than an entire book.