The sweet potato myth

“I just can’t lose weight. 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 a new member using my Shift Personal Training and Nutrition System

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 youmakes you think you 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 you CAN eat white potatoes and still fit back into your favourite, more fashionable clothes

^^^ That’s if you prefer to eat them, of course. I want you to enjoy your food…

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 

Simply swapping or – as a member using my Shift Personal Training and Nutrition System put it – ‘FORCING down’ sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes

Will make no difference to your waistlin​​​​​​e

Of course, if you prefer sweet potatoes …eat them

I – just like the other members my Shift Personal Training and Nutrition System – eat both depending on what the family, boss (AKA Mrs Fruci) and social life throws at us.

Because that’s what a sustainable, healthy eating plan is about in my opinion.

And it just so happens that I’m on a mission this January to help as many ladies as possible stick to their New Year Resolutions.

So, I’m giving away 4 more Shift Personal Training  and Nutrition trial packages starting Monday.

To apply, go here:


Matt ‘wannabe spud muffin’ Fruci

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