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Wash. Potato Official Sick Of Spud-Only Diet

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Wash. Potato Official Sick Of Spud-Only Diet

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (CBS) ― The man who's on a 60-day all-potato diet wishes he would have set a goal of one month instead of two.

Chris Voigt of Washington state told the Tri-City Herald that - as good and healthy as potatoes are - there's only so many ways they can be prepared. And, about halfway through his tuber diet, he's had them boiled, baked, steamed, grilled, fried, marinated and mashed.

Voigt, the executive director of the Washington Potato Commission, began the project saying he was sick of people labeling potatoes as junk food.

He committed to eating 20 potatoes a day - and no cheating with toppings like cheese or bacon.

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