Sweet Potato Diet

  • cyclingmedic

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    Dec 24, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    I have heard people mention eating a sweet potato diet or only sweet potatoes for a few days leading up to wanting to look their best for a photo shoot or vacation. Wondering if anybody had ever heard of this and what the specifics of it are. Any info would be appreciated!
  • rnch

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    Dec 24, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    as much as i DO love sweet taters; i don't think i could endure a 24/7 of nothing else. icon_confused.gif

    P.S.: to the OP...WHY do you feel the need for a diet? you look darn fine the way you are! icon_smile.gif
  • cyclingmedic

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    Dec 24, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    Well thank you but have gained a little winter weight and wanna get it off!
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    Dec 25, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    If you're just going on a vacation, don't worry about it. Eat healthy and leave it be.
    If you're leaning out for a photo shoot, you shoulda started planning a couple weeks in advance...and maintain it if you plan on shooting regularly. A diet consisting of just one item will cause you to look fatigued in the shots.
  • UnluckyTitan

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    Dec 25, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Even with a little winter weight you'd look HOT. Oh so cute.
  • cyclingmedic

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    Dec 27, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    thanks guys
  • ShanksE

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    Jan 05, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI like when sweet potatoes are on sale during Thanksgiving. I buy a lot of them and can skin them, chop them in big chunks and recently learned that they can cook in my pressure cooker in four minutes! They are so tender. I cook them with a tad of turkey or chicken broth, a splash of orange juice, black pepper and a pinch of salt and pat of butter. DEEELISH! icon_smile.gif

    I read somewhere that the skin has good antioxidant properties so when I cooked it I did not skin it. Also, if you want to substitute having to pressure cook it you can try adding some water and leaving the lid on. I found that cooking it like that helps it to absorb the spices that I add.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    I just roast them in the oven. Cut them into chunks about thumb sized, toss with a bit of olive oil and dust with some spices. About 425, toss a few times, until nicely browned.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 25, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Diets. Do. Not. Work! OK, if you're looking for something for a handful of days, maybe. I'm not sure this is the right approach. But, to stay slim you really need to pay attention to the fuel (food/calories) you're taking in and the calories you're burning. It's not rocket science. If you want something effective, it has to be something you incorporate into every day.
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    Feb 28, 2011 9:29 AM GMT
    Fruits are also essential part of your diet.so you can include grape fruit, strawberry, apple, blue berries, orange, watermelon, banana, peaches and among others.....fruits are always help to reduce your stomach fat. Lemon juice is the helpful to lose belly fat