Low Fat "Potato Hack" Soup
Well, let's say Modified Potato Hack. If you don't know what the potato hack is, just Google the term, or, potato diet. Essentially, it's intended to be a short-term intervention done periodically to lose weight, maintain weight in your ideal range, or even to achieve a better sodium to potassium ratio which tends to lower blood pressure in most people.

The pure potato hack is intended to be boiled or baked potatoes with spices and condiments only as your exclusive caloric intake. It works because potatoes only (not fried or deep fried) are one of the most satiating foods ever tested in controlled conditions; meaning, most people can't eat enough of them to maintain energy balance and profound weight loss is the result.


  • 10-12 medium russet potatoes, peeled and quartered (optional...you can leave skins or some skins on if you prefer)
  • 2 medium or 1 huge yellow onion(s), chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped and fried to crispy bacon bits, drained of fat
  • Half handful of dried parsley
  • 2-3 cups 1% milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients except milk, salt, and pepper in a pot, cover about an inch or so with water, bring to a boil, then turn down to low boil for 30 minutes or so.

Then simmer, stirring now and then until the water reduces and the potatoes begin breaking up and the pot thickens to a paste consistency (see video).

Add the milk and stir. You should have a soupy consistency now. If not, add more milk until you do. Turn the burner to the lowest setting, cover, and bring to a low boil. Should take 10 minutes or so.

Use a potato masher to further break up the potatoes which will also thicken  to more of a bisque or thick chowder consistency.

Season to taste with salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until the desired "bite" is attained.

Garnish servings as desired, except anything with fat, such as cheese.