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Old 01-11-2010, 04:46 AM   #1
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Potatoes not Prozac?

Has anybody here ever read or done the whole Potatoes Not Prozac thing?

I just learned about this fairly recently, and some of the science seems like it "might" be "somewhat" accurate.

I am committed to my Atkins WOE/WOL, but I still like to learn about other plans and the experience of others.

I'm looking for anecdotal evidence more than opinions.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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I read the book last August, and started eating a small red potato with butter right before I went to bed. I did it mainly to see if I slept any better, which I did. I'm still eating this potato, and it didn't interfere with my weight loss (during the times I was doing Atkins well, before the holidays). On the nights I didn't eat it, I sure noticed a difference in my sleep patterns.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:43 AM   #3
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I read the book several years ago. Refresh my memory, is this supposed to be an alternative to taking anti-depressants? I know something about eating the potato before going to bed is supposed to help boost serotonin...but other than that, I don't remember much. I'll be interested in following this thread though. I just started back on anti-depressants after several months of feeling pretty good. I hate the side effects of the anti-depressants (sexual mostly!) and would love another alternative....
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:48 AM   #4
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If you do a search here someone was journaling about their experience with this-sorry I don't remember his name.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:06 AM   #5
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If you do a search here someone was journaling about their experience with this-sorry I don't remember his name.
Yeah, I tried to search but couldn't find anything. If somebody has this link, please post it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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I couldn't find it either. It was an older gentlemen with a beard-dark hair with a little gray-I can see his avatar pic but for the life of me can't remember his name.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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Was it Peter or the Bear poster?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:11 AM   #8
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The Bear one sounds kinda familiar.
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Was it Bill Sears?
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It is a great book and I have recommended the techniques in it to many of my patients who routinely experience wonderful results.
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I read this 10 years ago when it first came out. I thought it was a good read although I found the title extremely offensive (medication for mental illness is not a joke and not to be made fun of to sell books) Still, the ideas are your basic moderate carb/"healthy carb" stuff IMO. I think it offers some good, basic explanation of some more complex ideas of how the body works and how foods affect the body. Ultimately it was not a plan that worked for me as it was still far too high in carbohydrate to produce weight loss or stop cravings.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #12
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I read this one a couple of years ago. I still subscribe to the author's newletter, Radiant Recovery. She has a great site with very active message boards: radiant recovery . com (take out the spaces).

Unfortunately, it was too high carb for me to lose on, but I think it would be a fantastic maintenance plan.
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