What happens if you eat only potatoes for an entire year

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Andrew Taylor has spent a year eating nothing but potatoes.

Yes, it's a strange diet.

Not without its detractors either - dieticians and nutritionists have previously called his choice of a potato-only diet unhealthy.

However, Andrew told that he doesn't listen to detractors:

One thing that always comes up is people think what I’ve done is really extreme. I’d like to point out weighing 151.7kg is pretty extreme. Being overweight, sick and depressed, that’s an extreme situation to be in and I think desperate times call for desperate measures.

Andrew has lost over 50kg (seven and a half stone) and says the diet has not only helped him physically, but has helped him with his depression:

Over the past 10 years I’ve had joint pain from football injuries, but that’s gone away. Eating only potatoes has improved my life in more ways than I could ever imagine.

He has been documenting his journey on social media and via his website, SpudFit.

Andrew says he was a food addict and that he chose potatoes as it was the closest thing he could do to 'quitting food'.

You literally get everything you need from potatoes. Everybody knows they’ve got lots of carbs but they have enough protein and fat and potatoes are really good for fibre, vitamin C and iron.

You can follow Andrew via his Facebook and Twitter profiles and his website.

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