24 Feb '16, 5am

Australian on potato-only diet to break 'food addiction', sheds 17kg

Australian on potato-only diet to break 'food addiction', sheds 17kg

SYDNEY - An Australian man who plans to eat nothing but potatoes for an entire year said Tuesday that despite his strange diet he was not only feeling better, but surprisingly enjoying his meals. Unlike Matt Damon's character in "The Martian", who is stranded on the Red Planet with little else to eat, Andrew Taylor, 35, made a deliberate decision to eat only the starchy staple for 12 months, to break what he termed his "food addiction". While addicts can go "cold turkey" on their vice, such as alcohol or cigarettes, it is impossible to do so with food, so Taylor settled on making his diet as boring as possible. "The next best thing was to find one thing that sustained me healthily," he told AFP, saying that besides potatoes, he also considered mangoes, bananas and watermelon. After deciding there were more options with the humble spud, Taylor now eats as many as he wants e...

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