Will Kriski, resident of Sackville, New Brunswick was tired of being overweight and having high blood pressure and high cholesterol as he hit his 40s. So after researching online and watching documentaries like Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet on Netflix, he found a little known starch-based diet that allows you to eat a lot tasty, filling potatoes while losing weight and getting healthy!
Will discovered the problem is not with healthy carbohydrates (carbs) like potatoes that everyone fears these days, but it’s with all the added stuff like sour cream, bacon, butter and oils that are high in fat along with the unhealthy saturated fats and cholesterol. These products can pack on the pounds, raise blood pressure, raise cholesterol and cause all sorts of other health issues like diabetes and even cancer. It turns out that complex carbohydrates like potatoes are packed with nutrients and are extremely healthy but they’ve received a bad rap over the years as people shun healthy carbs for unhealthy fats and protein.
So Will started eating lots of PEI and New Brunswick potatoes in the form of baked fries and gravy or ketchup, mashed potatoes and gravy, scalloped potatoes, potato salad – all modified to be plant-based and low fat. Over a period of months he slowly and steadily lots over 35 pounds, and lowered his cholesterol and blood pressure so that he is now considered ‘heart attack proof’ (112 mg/dL or 2.89 mmol/L)
The amazing thing is that potatoes are super cheap as well. So you save lots of money on your grocery bill while eating lots of tasty, filling comfort foods like mashed potatoes, pasta, pizza, tacos, shepherd’s pie and so on.
Changing one’s diet can be daunting for some. But by making some small changes we can eat the same types of foods we are used to, just with some changes. Will still eats mashed potatoes, fries, burgers, pasta, pizza, tacos, burritos, and desserts, he just tweaks them to be much healthier. And since the food is much lower in calories he can eat a large volume of tasty food while still losing weight and gaining health.
After having such amazing success Will now spends his time spreading the message to as many others as he can. With health care costs in New Brunswick and elsewhere reaching unsustainable levels it’s time we start to educate people as to what they should be eating on a daily basis. Instead we opt for expensive unnecessary medications and surgery when most of the common, expensive problems are caused by diet.
Will says we need to set up seminars and programs in New Brunswick to teach people how to eat better. If you would like to work with Will to spread the word in New Brunswick please contact him.