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Man who ate potatoes for years, reports of dramatic weight loss

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A man who eat nothing but potatoes for a whole year, has said that in addition to shaving more than 100 pounds, he comes from antidepressants and cholesterol levels have lowered. Andrew Taylor, of Melbourne, Australia, said that while he was criticised for his diet at first, it helped him break away from his addiction to unhealthy food, News.com.au reported.

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“You can’t stop eating, but I wanted to be as close as possible and wondered if there is a particular food I could eat and potatoes, came best,” he told the news website. “You literally get everything you need from the potatoes. Everyone knows they have a lot of carbohydrates, but they have enough protein and fat and the potatoes are really good for fiber, vitamin C and iron.”

Taylor, who used to binge on soda and fried foods, has posted his journey with potatoes on social media and said that his social life is not affected by its diet restriction. He got in the habit of calling restaurants in advance to ensure the potatoes were a menu option, News.com.au reported.

While he initially had trouble with the resolve of other desires, he has planned to cater a dinner with other foods on Jan. 1, 2017 to celebrate his performance, but suspect he will not be as interested as he once would have.

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“I think the majority of what I still eat potatoes,” he told the News.com.au. “I will have some more interesting toppings, I would have a bean chili or some coleslaw to put on top of the potatoes.”

Once his story went viral, Taylor received international criticism from dieticians and nutritionists who said that he would miss out on vital nutrition gained from eating other foods, but he claims that his health continue to improve with each appointment with the doctor. He added that his doctor approved of his diet plan.

“If you want extreme results, you have to do extreme things,” he said in the News.com.au. “Yes, it is extreme, but what’s wrong with that?”

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