If you have seen his previous appearances, you could tell that Penn Jillette is overweight. However, he loses 100lbs on a potato diet, which could be considered a fad diet but it works for him.
It’s More Than Just A Potato Diet
Penn is serious about losing a third of his weight. And, he is happy with his results. In fact, he says his health is getting better.
Particularly, it has positive effect on his blood pressure. He realized that everything about eating is habitual. And, that’s a good thing because knowing that it is habit, it means it can be broken.
In other words, a bad or unhealthy habit can be turned into a healthy one. This is what he did.
However, besides eating only potatoes, he also made changes on avoiding processed foods. And, by the way, although he is on a potato diet, the actual diet is a mono diet, which is eating the same food every day.
In his case, he chooses potatoes for two weeks and loses 14 pounds initially. Plus, it also resets his taste buds, which means he overcomes food cravings.
And, perhaps, the biggest changes he made in his eating lifestyle, he is not eating animal products and refined grains.
Eliminating the refined grains alone can have positive impact on weight loss. So, his mono diet with potatoes is more than just that. It made more healthy changes to his lifestyle.
He is now eating whole plants or whole foods. Penn Jillette went vegan. And, of course, exercise.
Penn’s shift towards a vegan lifestyle allows him to eliminate cravings of highly processed foods including fast foods.
If Penn did it, anyone can. You may not go vegan but it’s OK. There are many other diet plans that will suit for anyone.
The key is to commitment change and