Friday, May 16, 2008
The Potato Temptation
A few years ago, a friend sent me a diet book, one of those "beware of carbohydrate" ones.
I read through it but never really tried their diet. It was when I was still a vegetarian, making a low carb diet extremely difficult.
One thing that surprised me was their ranking of various carbohydrate foods. Pasta rated much safer than potatoes. I don't remember exactly why and can't find the book, but recently I have discovered that potatoes can be very "dangerous." When I make myself a vegetable omelet sans potatoes, just onion and squash, I feel satisfied. But when I add a potato to the vegetables, I find myself uncontrollably starving for more potatoes and then I cook up a whole bunch, eating and eating until the craving is satisfied.