Most everyone thinks that “carbs are bad”. They say you shouldn’t eat potatoes, bread, pasta, and rice because starch makes you fat. They’ll tell you to just eat “protein and vegetables” and avoid carbs. I tell them you should eat “starch and vegetables” and minimize meat, and they look at me like I’m crazy. People are so afraid of carbs, they can’t believe I lose weight by eating two pounds of starch a day.
In the summer of 2013, I found myself at 105 kg, totally out of shape, and pretty miserable. Then someone told me about a plant-based diet, and I thought they were crazy, or at least needlessly extreme. Then I saw the documentary Forks Over Knives, and heard about The Starch Solution, and I started eating a traditional, starch-based diet with little meat or dairy.
I’ve lost about 100g/day without counting calories, by eating lots of starch, cereal sometimes out of the box, and often just before bed. Of course, I eat mostly whole foods, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, and minimize added oils. I’m documenting my 35 kg weight loss, to show people can lose weight eating about two pounds of starch (cooked weight) a day.
(Note how my weight goes up when I don’t monitor it?)