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The Potato Cleanse Chronicles

November 12, 2017
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WHAT IS THE POTATO CLEANSE?

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.

 

PRE-CLEANSE THOUGHTS

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.

 

DAY 1

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 – Β 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.

DAY 2

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

DAY 3

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.

POTATO & CARROT CHEESE

Recipe HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 4

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).

 

DAY 5

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.

 

DAY 6

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.

 

DAY 7

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

CLOSING THOUGHTS

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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