The Spud Fit Challenge

You're not you when you're on a diet

Other diets keep you focused on the numbers. The digits on the scale. The calories on your plate. The minutes until you can eat again. That's not living. The Spud Fit Challenge is a circuit breaker. Hands down the simplest way to end your physical and psychological attachment to food. So that you can get your mind off the numbers and get back to being you.

"Just like that, a month has flown by! I am 22lbs down and feeling calm and in control. No cravings, and my focus no longer on food."
Irene | February 2021 Spud Fit Challenge

Food is one of life's greatest pleasures

Except when it's making you miserable

There's nothing pleasurable about being too ashamed to look in the mirror. There's nothing pleasurable about having to shop in the big man's section for a size 7XL shirt that you don't even like. There's no caramel slice, pizza or ice-cream so delicious that it's worth swapping the 5 minutes of pleasure you get from eating it for having to live every other minute of every day with a body and mind that doesn't look, feel or do the way you want it to.

Here are 21 of the most commonly reported, life-changing benefits of taking the Spud Fit Challenge:

  • Weight loss
  • Newfound energy
  • Dramatically reduced or eliminated cravings
  • Improved digestion
  • Better sleep
  • Elevated mood
  • Improved skin
  • Lifting of 'brain fog'
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Deep feeling of calm
  • Improvement of type 2 diabetes
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved arthritis
  • Heightened self-esteem and confidence
  • Heightened appreciation of flavours
  • Relief from PMS
  • Dramatically reduced food bills
  • Medically supervised reduction in many medications
  • Easier, more comfortable movement

The Scoop

Awesome day today... not only have I lost 12kgs, but I had my bloods checked & my HbA1c has gone from 9.8 down to 6.7 after only 2 months of spuds!!! Medication officially halved, GP very impressed!! Can’t wait to have it checked again in 3 months, thank you Andrew Spud Fit Taylor & Mandy Van Zanen

Chris Christiansen

Spud Fit Challenge 2020

Dear Food, can we start over?

Your whole being - body, mind, self-esteem - takes a beating when you diet. But your body knows what to do, and it's always striving to heal. You just need to get out of its way. Here's how 30 days of potatoes does that:

Gold Standard Addiction Treatment

Eat as much as you want

AVOID hunger

Get your 'gasms' elsewhere!

New sensation

You crave what you eat

Feeling low? Eat a potato.

Digestion That 'Just Works'

It's what you don't eat...

Embrace your inner couch potato!

Gold Standard Addiction Treatment

The Spud Fit Challenge is not extreme or outrageous, it simply treats food addiction in a way that's as close as possible to the accepted treatment for literally every other addiction. It's generally agreed that for alcoholics, drug addicts, smokers, gamblers, shopaholics and pretty much every other addict you can think of, the best option is to quit entirely and never touch that thing again. Not even a little bit. For some reason food addicts are always told ‘everything in moderation’. 'Moderation' has led you here. It's not going to get you where you're trying to go.

Eat as much as you want

Really? Yes! Eat as much as you want. As often as you want. For any reason.
Potatoes are synonymous with carbs but most people don’t realise they actually contain a lot more water! Combine that with their fibre content (both contain zero calories) and you actually get a low calorie density food that you can eat in unlimited quantities while losing weight.

AVOID hunger

We are not set up to make our best, most logical and rational decisions when stressed. Throughout our evolution, stressful situations typically required drastic action, NOW! Fight or flight.
Hunger is just another stressor. Until modern times, starvation was always a real and present danger. The appropriate response to hunger was to eat whatever was available, as soon as possible. That response is still hard-wired into us, making it really hard to make good food choices when we're hungry. The best way to take this out of the equation is simply to avoid hunger. If in doubt, eat spuds!

Get your 'gasms' elsewhere!

High calorie density foods trigger an exaggerated dopamine release in our brain. This is responsible for the 'bliss point' - the holy grail of junk food scientists (and chefs!) everywhere. Lower calorie density foods do not trigger these dopamine related ‘foodgasms’. Sorry to say, but while you're taking the Spud Fit Challenge, you’ll have to search for your ‘gasms’ elsewhere

New sensation

Did you know the cells in our tastebuds are entirely replaced every two weeks? So after just 14 days of spuds, nothing on your tongue will have ever tasted anything else! At that point the taste of an apple will blow your mind - who needs cake?! This is one part of our circuit breaker.

You crave what you eat

Modern research has shown that our gut bacteria send signals to our brains to influence our cravings. When you eat junk, the junk-loving colonies of bacteria grow and their message gets louder. Potatoes are the ideal pre-biotic food to create perfect conditions for healthy bacteria colonies to grow and send loud, HEALTHY craving signals to your brain.

Feeling low? Eat a potato.

Serotonin is the major hormone that regulates our mood - and up to 95% of its production happens in our digestive system! The fibre and resistant starch in spuds encourage abundant serotonin production.
Combine this with the sense of pride you get when all the small wins start to snowball, and your boosted self-esteem will have you walking on air.
Bottom line: raise your baseline level of happiness with a baked spud or twenty!

Digestion That 'Just Works'

Fibre is probably the most overlooked and underrated nutrient of all time. Higher fibre intake is consistently associated with better health outcomes across the board. Digestive health is a key factor in our overall health and potatoes have both the fibre and the water content your body needs to get things moving, and calm things down.
Digestive happiness is a game changer.

It's what you don't eat...

... is FAR more important than what you do.
If you don’t take in any of the junk that harms your health, you don’t need to worry about planning every single mouthful to the nth degree. You don’t need more antioxidants, more vitamins, more minerals, more protein or more calcium. You don’t need to maximise, prioritise or optimise anything. Spuds contain enough of everything you need so the endless search for more nutrition is a waste of time and energy. Enough is enough - literally.

Embrace your inner couch potato!

Actually I am a sports nut. I love to train hard, and there are many physical and mental health benefits to exercise. But weight loss isn't one of them.
You do not need to exercise to lose weight and feel great. In fact, in the beginning, you’re better off forgetting about exercise - you don’t need the added pressure and stress that comes with it. It won’t be long until you’re jumping out of your skin and looking for ways to burn off your extra energy. You’ll be exercising because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to.

Gold Standard Addiction Treatment

The Spud Fit Challenge is not extreme or outrageous, it simply treats food addiction in a way that's as close as possible to the accepted treatment for literally every other addiction. It's generally agreed that for alcoholics, drug addicts, smokers, gamblers, shopaholics and pretty much every other addict you can think of, the best option is to quit entirely and never touch that thing again. Not even a little bit. For some reason food addicts are always told ‘everything in moderation’. 'Moderation' has led you here. It's not going to get you where you're trying to go.

Eat as much as you want

Really? Yes! Eat as much as you want. As often as you want. For any reason.
Potatoes are synonymous with carbs but most people don’t realise they actually contain a lot more water! Combine that with their fibre content (both contain zero calories) and you actually get a low calorie density food that you can eat in unlimited quantities while losing weight.

AVOID hunger

We are not set up to make our best, most logical and rational decisions when stressed. Throughout our evolution, stressful situations typically required drastic action, NOW! Fight or flight.
Hunger is just another stressor. Until modern times, starvation was always a real and present danger. The appropriate response to hunger was to eat whatever was available, as soon as possible. That response is still hard-wired into us, making it really hard to make good food choices when we're hungry. The best way to take this out of the equation is simply to avoid hunger. If in doubt, eat spuds!

Get your 'gasms' elsewhere!

High calorie density foods trigger an exaggerated dopamine release in our brain. This is responsible for the 'bliss point' - the holy grail of junk food scientists (and chefs!) everywhere. Lower calorie density foods do not trigger these dopamine related ‘foodgasms’. Sorry to say, but while you're taking the Spud Fit Challenge, you’ll have to search for your ‘gasms’ elsewhere

New sensation

Did you know the cells in our tastebuds are entirely replaced every two weeks? So after just 14 days of spuds, nothing on your tongue will have ever tasted anything else! At that point the taste of an apple will blow your mind - who needs cake?! This is one part of our circuit breaker.

You crave what you eat

Modern research has shown that our gut bacteria send signals to our brains to influence our cravings. When you eat junk, the junk-loving colonies of bacteria grow and their message gets louder. Potatoes are the ideal pre-biotic food to create perfect conditions for healthy bacteria colonies to grow and send loud, HEALTHY craving signals to your brain.

Feeling low? Eat a potato.

Serotonin is the major hormone that regulates our mood - and up to 95% of its production happens in our digestive system! The fibre and resistant starch in spuds encourage abundant serotonin production.
Combine this with the sense of pride you get when all the small wins start to snowball, and your boosted self-esteem will have you walking on air.
Bottom line: raise your baseline level of happiness with a baked spud or twenty!

Digestion That 'Just Works'

Fibre is probably the most overlooked and underrated nutrient of all time. Higher fibre intake is consistently associated with better health outcomes across the board. Digestive health is a key factor in our overall health and potatoes have both the fibre and the water content your body needs to get things moving, and calm things down.
Digestive happiness is a game changer.

It's what you don't eat...

... is FAR more important than what you do.
If you don’t take in any of the junk that harms your health, you don’t need to worry about planning every single mouthful to the nth degree. You don’t need more antioxidants, more vitamins, more minerals, more protein or more calcium. You don’t need to maximise, prioritise or optimise anything. Spuds contain enough of everything you need so the endless search for more nutrition is a waste of time and energy. Enough is enough - literally.

Embrace your inner couch potato!

Actually I am a sports nut. I love to train hard, and there are many physical and mental health benefits to exercise. But weight loss isn't one of them.
You do not need to exercise to lose weight and feel great. In fact, in the beginning, you’re better off forgetting about exercise - you don’t need the added pressure and stress that comes with it. It won’t be long until you’re jumping out of your skin and looking for ways to burn off your extra energy. You’ll be exercising because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to.

What if you didn't even want to have the cake, let alone eat it too?

Imagine your life if, instead of wasting precious emotional and mental energy trying to resist the chocolate fudge brownie, it held no interest for you at all? That's what we're aiming for at Spud Fit. Here's how we get there:

  1. 30 Days of Potatoes

    Nourish your body. Clear your mind.

    Spuds are nutritional powerhouses. They promote weight loss, calm digestion, quiet cravings, boost energy, improve sleep quality and elevate mood. So super, they should wear tiny capes!

  2. 40+ hours of Video Training

    You can do what I did

    Walk the path I walked. Get the results I got. With the added benefit of my hindsight and my experience as an expert educator. You get explicit instruction on the logistics of making it work, and the psychology of making it stick. New content added weekly.

  3. Tools & Resources

    'Taylor' my experience to you!

    Identify your individual triggers. Plan and prepare for every situation. Consolidate everything you discover through thought experiments, worksheets, quizzes and journaling. Carefully created to encourage clarity, reflection, focus and accountability.

  4. 24/7 Community Support

    Group hugs!

    Lean on, learn from, inspire and be inspired by the people who most understand where you’re coming from - others who are undergoing a transformation alongside you. Across the globe. Around the clock.

  5. Twice-weekly Live Q&A’s

    Live from Spud HQ (aka the couch!)

    Join me weekly on a members-only Zoom. Ask questions. Share thoughts and experiences. Celebrate and support each other. At two different days/times to support different international time zones.

  6. Money Back Guarantee

    Comfort food, comfort guarantee!

    Spud Fit is perfect for you if you are excited by big ideas and ready to take big actions to get big results. But if you follow our protocol for 30 days and don't experience a profound shift in your relationship with food, be comforted by our no-questions-asked, 'Baked in Success' money-back guarantee.

This program is included in your all-access pass:

This course includes:

  • 26 daily videos
  • 30+ hours of bonus video content
  • FREE 'DIY Spud Fit Challenge' ebook
  • In-depth 'Before Survey'
  • Worksheets and quizzes
  • Printable Spud Fit journal
  • A shopping list
  • An equipment list
  • The 'Spud Fit Scales'
  • 24/7 community support

Results are typical

Will you be our next 'Super Spuddy'?

Wendy Swiger

Marty Ritz

Mark Dixon

Karen Laurvick

Julie Simiana

Adam Morgan

Mary-Jeanne Smith

Arthur Gooch

Lynn Howie

Potatoes won't solve your problems

Potatoes aren't even the point. The Spud Fit Challenge will highlight and magnify your problems by revealing the way you've been using food to avoid the realities of life. When you have cultivated a new, healthy relationship with food, you'll be free to focus on what really makes you you. You can expect to:

Calm

Silence the endless, all-encompassing internal debate around what, when and how much to eat. Say goodbye to that little voice that’s always trying to convince you that “just a little bit won’t hurt, just this once”. Say goodbye to the feelings of regret and shame that other diets engender. Live life at a slower, gentler pace, with clarity and more focus on what’s important.

Confidence

That feeling of self-esteem that only comes when you know in your heart that your actions are in perfect alignment with your vision for your life. Your body moves freely and easily. You stand taller because your are proud of the person you’ve become and the body you’ve created.

Control

Join me weekly on a members-only Zoom. Ask questions. Share thoughts and experiences. Celebrate and support each other. At two different days/times to support different international timezones.