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    20 potatoes per day

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    This man is going to eat 20 potatoes per day for 60 days in order to promote the nutritional value of spuds.

    I hope he gets combat pay.

    http://20potatoesaday.com/index.html

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    Man... I'm vegan and I don't even like potatoes that much! I didn't think potatoes were that great nutritionally (?). Sweet potatoes are, but it looks like he's just going for the regular white ones. Suspicious. And he's from Washington. It'll be interesting though.
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    I can't say anything nice about this.
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    we used to use the old "would you,could you, should you?" as an elvaluation of possible activities with the kids. Sounds like time to invoke this rule.My only question is WHY???
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    For some reason it makes me think of Cool Hand Luke's hard boiled eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marni View Post
    we used to use the old "would you,could you, should you?" as an elvaluation of possible activities with the kids. Sounds like time to invoke this rule.My only question is WHY???
    Well, promoting potato consumption is his job. But like I said, I hope he's getting combat pay. And a nice vacation when it's over.

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    And I thought I had to do stupid stuff for my job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    This man is going to eat 20 potatoes per day for 60 days in order to promote the nutritional value of spuds.

    I hope he gets combat pay.

    http://20potatoesaday.com/index.html
    When I was growing up, my folks used to have over for every holiday an elderly friend of my mom's parents. She was quite eccentric (but baked wonderful chocolate chip cookies!) and often repeated the same stories, over and over and over.....
    One of them was how, as a child, she had to eat potatoes, 3 meals a day for some (now, sadly, forgotten) long period of time. Potatoes for breakfast. Potatoes for lunch. Potatoes for supper. Soon, she couldn't bare to LOOK at a potato for the rest of her life! Woe to my mother if she ever dared to prepare a meal with potatoes in it, as it would (re)trigger this story over and over (and over) again, and the table full of my sibs would all sit there and roll our eyes at Aunt Mae.
    I suspect this guy will be foisting this tale on his grands at some point in the future, and they'll be rolling their eyes at him, too.
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    I want to show the world that the potato is so healthy, that you could live off them alone if you had to, without any negative impact to your health.

    It's a pretty safe bet he's not talking about mental health.
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    I love potatoes.

    As a kid, I'd eat them raw like apples. I planted them, I nurtured them, I talked to them. I always felt that if there was a potato, there was hope. When I was pregnant, for a while all I could stomach was mashed potatoes. My child's first solid food was steamed potato.

    But even I don't have a stomach big enough to eat 20 potatoes a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    For some reason it makes me think of Cool Hand Luke's hard boiled eggs.
    I can eat fifty eggs
    Very appropriate.
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    Maybe they are small potatoes.

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    I can get all Forrest Gump on how much I love potatoes and their many forms, but 20 a day? No thanks. I don't think I could do more than 10.
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    hmmmm I can see the potatoes getting smaller, and smaller and...

    Eating NOTHING but potatoes for 60 days and he thinks there won't be an impact to his health? Who is advising this man that this marketing scheme is a good idea!?!

    I noticed that he didn't include the total number of daily carbs in his nutritional summation - so he will be consuming 520 grams of carbs every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndirelah View Post
    well its better than eating only McDonald's for a month.... and I think his film did a lot to raise awareness, despite the adverse effects on his health.

    Eating all potatoes is wacky, sure. I wouldnt do it, and I love potatoes. But they indeed get a bad rap, theyre far better than the processed surgary stuff most people eat every day...

    I am not saying that potatoes are bad for you, it is just like anything else, the body requires more than one food for a balanced, healthy diet. However he has his reason for doing this, so hopefully it will have the results that he is hoping for.

 

 

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