-- Serious Reading book review, 1 August 2016
"The Potato Hack is written with great humour, and considering it's a whole book about essentially just eating potatoes you'll be surprised how entertaining it is and how much you will learn. I am a bit of a geek when it comes to nutrition so this book was right up my street!"
-- Chloe Archard, Paleo-Britain health Blog, 19 May 2016
"I have only done two rounds of a 3-day potato hack (currently on round 3). I lost 3 pounds on round #1 and 5 pounds on round #2. I regained a little bit of weight after resuming with normal eating, but not as much as when I go low carb. There seems to be less of a rebound effect with potatoes. I've kept 6 of the 8 pounds off...and feel I will hit my goal weight in just a few weeks. My face and mid section are noticeably leaner. I really didn't expect that to happen so quickly."
-- Rusty Moore from his Visual Impact Fitness blog, April 2016. Rusty Moore is the owner of Visual Impact Fitness where he coaches runway models, bodybuilders, and personal trainers.
"While the potato hack is clearly no panacea, it was not designed to be. Nearly every author that syndicates the potato hack recognizes that it should be used as a 1-5 day reset for your digestive system. While it may not be the best diet in the long run, it is pretty good at what it is designed for, short term weight loss and improvements in the gut microbiome. I don't have a specific context you can use the potato hack in, but truthfully, you don't need one."
-- Christopher Walker from his TestShock blog, April 2016. Christopher Walker is the founder of TestShock. A program designed to be the most comprehensive resource on the web for natural testosterone enhancement information.
"Modern science shows that simple diets high in fiber create an intestinal microbiome that is highly diverse and stable. This diversity and stability is lacking in most people and leads to digestive complaints like gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowths."
-- The Potato Grower's Magazine, 28 March 2016
"This book is one of the most extensive investigations on the benefits of resistant starch around. Tim covers a large body of research surrounding his novel method of resetting the body against a whole host of ailments, from chronic inflammation, insidious weight gain, and more. He lays out the painstakingly detailed science behind the magic contained in one of our most common staples, the potato, and the biological impact resistant starch can have on the body. Definitely worth the read to get the most comprehensive rundown on the topic."
-- Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of MarksDailyApple.com
"Sometimes the simplest approach is the best one. The Potato Hack isn't fancy,complicated, or expensive, but it's a powerful tool for weight loss."
-- Chris Kresser, Author of New York Times best seller The Paleo Cure. Creator of top-ranked natural health website ChrisKresser.com. Co-director and President of California Center for Functional Medicine
"The Potato Hack has revived the forgotten knowledge that a few days of potato-only meals might just be the ticket to resetting a sticky metabolism, losing weight, and restoring a healthy gut biome. Tim's research over the past couple years about resistant starch took the internet by storm. What was once an esoteric term, "resistant starch" is now a household word, and Paleo dieters are forever changed.Though I'm one of those genetically "gifted" people mentioned in the book whose biology is not compatible with potatoes, if you eat potatoes with impunity, the Potato Hack could be a great way to shake up a diet that has stalled, or just to push your limits the way only a true biohacker could appreciate. The Potato Hack breaks all the molds, just like Bulletproof Coffee!"
-- Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet.
"Despite intermittent bad press from the media and some diet communities,potatoes have long been a staple food for healthy populations around the world, and humans have been eating tubers since Paleolithic times. I would be hard pressed to find a better single food for a short-term period of calorie restriction, which is sometimes called a 'fast' nowadays and is showing promise for weight loss and improving health markers.The fact is, the versatile potato is a nutrient dense wholefood, and that's why it can also play a prominent role in The Plant Paleo Diet that I created for long term health, vitality, and longevity."
-- Angelo Coppola, host and producer of the Latest in Paleo Podcast and The Plant Paleo Diet, PlantPaleo.com
Tim Steele proposed this "potato hack" as a means to rapid weight loss with good nutrition and lack of hunger. What could be better? While I'm skeptical, I always like a good self-experiment, so I put it out for others to try if they like (search 'potato hack' for many posts and hundreds of comments). Well, lots of people did try it and contrary to all sorts of 'dire warnings' from those who strictly advocate low-carb diets, most who tried it found lots of success. It lived up to the hype.
-- Richard Nikoley, author,entrepreneur, blogger, host of FreeTheAnimal.com
From the Author
-- Tim Steele, author