The sweet potato myth

“I swapped potatoes for sweet potatoes as I know they’re supposed to be better for me.

I don’t really like them, though. I just eat them anyway”

^^^^ A comment I got from one of the ladies who’s just started on our 4-Week Kickstart Programme the other day

And I get this a lot

That is…

Your BELIEF that a certain food is ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

Truth is, by believing that sweet potatoes are better for you than white potatoes…

White potatoes WILL make you gain weight…

Not because they’re actually more flabbifying <<< just made up that word.

But because your belief that white potatoes are ‘bad’ for you

makes you think you’ve failed

And results in you ‘self-sabotaging’


Reaching for the biscuits or if you’re more exotic? The minty Aero

And the ‘all-or-nothing’ ‘starting again on Monday’ mindset that gets in your way.

So I’m here to tell you that no foods should be off limits

^^^ in fact, that might be the reason why you have an issue with certain foods in the first place (more on that another day)

So, guess what?

Whether you eat a sweet potato or a white potato

It will have ZERO difference to your waistline…

But what about ‘sugar’ you ask?

Well, sweet potato actually has more ‘sugar’ in it

about 5 times the amount to be precise…

Does this mean white potatoes are ‘better’?


Sweet potato has slightly more fibre which SLOWS down the release of the sugar

Aren’t sweet potatoes more nutritious though, Matt?

Sweet potatoes have more fibre and vitamin A

You got me, there.


White potatoes are higher in iron, magnesium and potassium


White potatoes have been shown to be good for your gut health

^^^ which may play a role in how often you’re fighting off the lurgy…which since my daughter has gone to nursery…has been something I’ve been working on.

The real reason why your good old white potatoes get an absolute ‘mashing’ by the Daily Mail?

Well, if science says fries and pizza lead to fat gain

And fibre leads to weight loss?

The Daily Mail say white potatoes are bad 

and sweet potatoes are good.  ​​​​​​​​​​​

Bottom Line 

Sweet potatoes or white potatoes

Quinoa or rice

There’s nothing magical about any of these foods…

And if there’s a food you’re avoiding 

Because perhaps you think it’s bad?

Maybe you only eat it when you’re feeling sorry for yourself?

I’d actually suggest you try to eat when you’re feeling good…

And see if you then start to

Disassociate your emotions with certain foods..

Matt ‘wannabe spud muffin’ Fruci

PS. Whenever you’re ready, here’s 3 ways I can help you think differently, get motivated, take control of your eating and exercise habits, and stop relying on ‘willpower’: 

1- Watch my free training on how to get yourself do the things you know you need to do where I go through how to change the way you feel, burn off anxiety, and finally get out of your own way >>> CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

2 – Join Our Signature 4-Week Kickstart Coaching Programme For Ladies 40+ in 

Every month, I open up the opportunity to work with us inside of our ladies only 4-Week Coaching programme, designed for ladies 40+ that want to take back control of their eating habits, fitness and lifestyle habits. 

If you’d like more details on this? Just reply with the subject line ’4 Week’ and I’ll get you the details.

3- Watch How Cassie From Wiltshire Went From Mobility Scooter To Running Her First 5k & Fitting Back In Her Favourite Clothes Without Long, Boring Workouts Or Giving Up Her Favourite Foods >> CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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