Andrew Flinders Taylor decided to do a different kind of diet. Instead of giving up carbs to lose weight, he did quite the opposite: a potato-only diet.

The father of one checked in with The Doctors after doing the diet for 43 days, but he plans on keeping it up for 366 days.

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For Andrew, the point of the diet was to kick his food addiction.

“I wanted to change the way I thought about food so that it’s not really controlling my life,” he told 9News.

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The father eats baked or mashed potatoes for every meal, with no added fat and minimal seasoning.

In just 43 days, Andrew dropped a whopping 35 pounds eating only potatoes.

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Fed up and sick & tired of being sick & tired, he drew a line in the sand and decided to step over it.

“When you’ve got an addiction, let’s say a drug addiction or an alcohol addiction, the best thing you can do is stop taking drugs or stop taking alcohol,” he said.

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“Unfortunately, you can’t do that with food; you gotta eat. So I thought, what else can I do? Perhaps I can choose one kind of food and just stick with it.”

The panel of The Doctors spoke with Dr. John McDougall, who came up with the “starch solution” diet.

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He believes that potatoes have enough nutrients to sustain any individual, even during times of famine.

Dr. Travis Stork praised Andrew for finding something that worked for him-

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although he admitted that the same results can be achieved by eating a variety of foods in a well-balanced diet.

“Lots of people in the past have lived on nothing but potatoes. I guess potatoes are a much-maligned food; people tend to think of them as empty calories,” Andrew said.

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He said“I’m hoping to show that potatoes are a health food.”

Andrew doesn’t use oils in his foods or look at calorie intake-

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He simply eats until he is satisfied.

However, the father is careful to maintain that he isn’t doing this for anyone but himself.

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He’s not setting out to encourage others to go through such extreme measures.

Andrew is just trying to find a solution to his personal food issues.

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As he nears the end of his one year experiment in radical dietary simplicity, Andrew has overcome his depression. He’s off his meds. And has lost 114lbs.

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