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Allow me to explain what the potato diet really is

Andrew Taylor - Spud Fit | June 19, 2024

Occam’s Razor is a philosophical idea that the simplest solution to a problem is usually the right one. I’ve always maintained that the best approach to diet and weight loss is also the simplest one and I’ve never come across anything that’s as simple as what we teach. It’s pretty hard to get simpler than my original Spud Fit Challenge where I ate only potatoes, but even moving on from that to include other foods, absolute simplicity has been at the heart of everything I’ve done and taught.

Our collective understanding of, and emotional attachment to food, health and everything that comes with it has been warped by competing interests and the almighty dollar. Huge multinational corporate empires worth untold billions have been built on the back of our food choices. Fast food, junk food, health food, weight loss, fitness, supplements, diets, restaurants, cafes, food influencers, cookbooks, government agencies, lobby groups, education (the list goes on) all exist first and foremost to make money. In the process they’ve all made food seem way more important and vastly more confusing than it needs to be.

In this context the most complicated part of our job has been explaining just how simple our approach is, while also putting people’s minds at ease around our disregard for so many ingrained ideas we’ve been force fed over many decades. We’ve tried so hard over the years to boil our message down into a simple elevator-pitch, the trouble is we could never find a tall enough building to allow us to explain all the ways we do things differently! In the end we’ve landed on this animated explainer video… 8 years in the making. Click HERE to check it out!

Here’s a little blurb:As far as weight loss and good health goes, Helen has been there and tried that. Diets always work for her… until they don’t. She lets it get her down for a while and then she tries another version of the same thing, and the cycle repeats. Helen is really unsure of how to solve this problem once and for all, actually she starting to think maybe nothing will actually work for her in the long term. One thing she IS sure of, is that more of the similar won’t get the job done. Helen is tired of the numbers game, sick of learning whole new sets of rules and to hell with being hungry! She’s ready to challenge some long held core beliefs and try something radically simple.

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