I read about the potato diet/cleanse and it seemed a little extreme…Until I read a little bit( a lot) more.
The first phase is all potatoes (white/red/yellow and sweet) eaten plain and as many as you want. Most folks eat 5-8 each day. This starch ( plus the fiber) in the potatoes adds to a feeling of fullness and satiety and the potatoes eaten with no added fat or flavors help reset taste buds and jumpstart the weight loss.
After phase 1 a few flavors can be added but are limited to greens and veggies. Fruit in moderation can be added next. The longer term diet can add back animal products if you like but a focus on whole foods and plant based selections will produce the greatest results. Good for general health and for dealing with a variety of health issues. My particular concern is weight and heart failure. I am lucky to not be diabetic but that was just dumb luck considering the weight I put on.
There are lots of blogs and comments and pages supporting and criticizing this diet. The way I look at it potatoes and sweet potatoes are a pretty complete food. Broad collection of vitamins, protein and minerals. Thy are not perfect but for a period of 7-14 days they are a great .
As with any big change a diet like this should be supervised and reviewed with your medical team.
I have done a mini version of the first phase of the cleanse with good results, weight loss, energy high, attitude good, stomach full sleep was solid, Now to try a longer cleanse and then add back healthy additions and options.