2020 Vision

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been good at keeping up with the blog, but it still gets a lot of traffic so I’ll try to write some new posts this year as I contemplate my next book. I’m debating a “beyond keto” book as the keto diet racks up more and more failures and disgruntled dieters.  My other option is another potato hack book…”The Original 1849 Potato Diet;” an abridged and cleaned-up version of The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified.  I want to keep my next book to 100 pages just to see how a shorter book is received, both by Amazon and readers.  Thoughts?

Also, wanted to invite everyone over to my recently-started private Facebook group.


We have almost 200 members, getting lots of people sharing excellent stories and before-after pics. I try post every article I can find on potato diets in general and reviews of my books. For instance, just today the potato hack was rated as the second “worst fad diet of 2019.” You might think that would bother me, but quite the opposite! I am tickled that someone took the time to look at my diet and rate it. And it wasn’t really that bad of a review, ha!

“The Potato Hack Diet

This is a diet where all you eat is potatoes all day long, and nothing else to lose weight.

Why? While I have nothing against potatoes (in fact I love them and include them in diets liberally), what goes against this diet is the same thing that goes against any fad diet: lack of variety. You need to eat all kinds of foods to stay healthy. Mono diets can be seriously detrimental in the long run.

Verdict: Want to do it for a day, go ahead but don’t make it a habit.”


I’m finding that I have more time to interact on Facebook than to write meaningful blog posts. It’s quicker and I don’t need to fret about such things as naming my pictures, web crawlers, and fetching. The internet has gotten so picky about what it considers “quality content” that I’ve given up on the hopes of turning this blog into a source of revenue. I hate blogs full of pop-up requests, ads, and offers, but that’s what it takes to get a high-rated blog that will rate first-page for search engines. On the other hand, I can spend two minutes on Facebook to create such masterpieces as:




So if you don’t mind corny memes between serious questions and shared articles, come have a look and say “hi.”

Hope you all had a great 2019 and enjoy good health in the coming year. Let’s make 2020 the year to make all of our dreams come true!



2 thoughts on “2020 Vision

  1. Just wondering if now is the time to look hard at the potato hack or short term potato/vegetable diet for health improvements and possibly weight loss?


  2. Hi, Tim. I’m not on Facebook, so I’ll ask my question here. I’m getting conflicting information on prevotella, or I’m misunderstanding what’s being said. Prevotella seems to be implicated in contributing to heart disease, but RS is also said to increase prevotella. What are we to make of this? Is it not good to try to get a lot of RS in our diet? Has the recommendation for RS changed now that more is known about gut bacteria and its role in health? Could you please update me on this issue, if you know anything about it? Thanks!


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