The Potato Cleanse Chronicles

November 12, 2017
french fries


The potato cleanse or diet is a challenge where the participant eats potatoes, non-starchy vegetables, and condiments with low-sugar. Most people go 30 days to see best results, but I am starting out doing a week and then seeing how I feel. For more info, visit High Carb Hannah’s channel or the potato cleanse Facebook group.



I heard about the potato cleanse through High Carb Hannah’s YouTube channel awhile ago when she did it. TBH, I thought that girl was crazy. Potatoes for 30 days?! I mean I love all potatoes as much as the next girl but I need avocados in my diet or I WILL DIE. I’m doing this cleanse to reset my body and give myself a break from eating junk food. I’ve been recipe testing lately, and the dishes I have been creating aren’t the best for you. Hopefully, my body will thank me later.



Everything went pretty well today. I’m excited to start and hopefully create some new recipes with potatoes and veggies this week. I’ve been kinda hungry, but I ate normal size meals for me. I’m wondering if I should eat more, or wait until my body adjusts? Idk.

Breakfast –  Hashbrowns with a frozen Mediterranean veggie mix (yellow squash, broccoli, green beans, red pepper, and yellow pepper).

Lunch – Fries with Apple Cider Vinegar and dried dill, dipped in maple syrup mixed with dijon mustard.

Dinner – Mashed potatoes and no fat gravy, and peas and carrots.


Honestly, it isn’t THAT bad. I am looking forward to this being over, but I’m fine eating potatoes for now. I unexpectedly got my period so my cravings are at an all-time high right now. My brother was eating a rice cake with peanut butter on it and I had to leave the room because I felt like I was going to DIE if I didn’t have it in my mouth in .002 seconds.

Breakfast – Hash browns with nutritional yeast and ketchup

Lunch – Leftover mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, and carrots

Dinner – Sweet potato fries with maple syrup mixed with dijon mustard


Today was kind of challenging. I had dinner with my friends and wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it. We went to a sushi place and I ended up getting a cucumber roll and a sweet potato roll. Technically I cheated because of the rice, but it is still low fat (and vegan obviously) and it’s only one meal so NBD.

Breakfast – Hash browns

Lunch – Four golden potatoes with potato and carrot “cheese” and broccoli

Dinner – Sushi (not cleanse friendly but I had no choice), four golden potatoes with potato and carrot “cheese”, and broccoli.


Recipe HERE.








I feel so good! I discovered we had a panini press, so I cooked my hash browns on it and let me just say, IT IS A GAME CHANGER! Your hash browns come out all crispy, oil-free, and delishhh. I’m mad I didn’t cook them this way sooner. It’s sooo much easier and they taste a thousand times better.

Breakfast – Hash browns (obvi)

Lunch – Fries with ketchup

Dinner – more hash browns (they are THAT good), 2 baked potatoes, and a bag of broccoli (I was hungry, OKAY).



The cravings were REAL today. My brother making brownies did not help either (hate you, E), so I ended up eating a Lara bar so I didn’t kill someone lol. Other than the cravings, the day went smoothly. I feel like I’m getting the hang of prepping potatoes and making hash browns.

Breakfast – Hash browns

Lunch – Fries with ketchup

Dinner – Fries with ketchup and a whole bag of frozen broccoli.



Today was a long day. I am super sick of potatoes but in all fairness, I haven’t been trying to prepare them differently. It’s just easier to chop potatoes into strips for fries, or use the panini press to make hash browns.

Breakfast – Hash browns (no surprise)

Lunch – Fries with ketchup

Dinner – Fries with ketchup and a whole bag of frozen broccoli with coconut aminos.



Today is the last day, yay!!! I’m excited to create new recipes tomorrow that does not involve potatoes, but I will 100% still eat hash browns for breakfast because they are AMAZING.

Breakfast – Hash browns (no surprise)

Lunch – Sweet potatoes with broccoli cooked in coconut aminos

Dinner – Hashbrowns (I had to) and a couple Brussel sprouts


Now that it’s over I am happy I did it, but I don’t think I will do it again anytime soon. I learned a lot about myself and my body and for that, I am happy I did this cleanse. I haven’t been eating the best and this cleanse was a reset for me. Although weight loss was not my goal for this cleanse, I lost 5.5 pounds in 7 days, which is pretty insane because ya girl does NOT exercise. I definitely recommend you try it out, even if it’s just for a few days!


P.S. I counted and I had hash browns for 9 meals this week LOL.

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