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Man on all-spud diet regrets 60-day goal

The Washington state man who's on a 60-day all-potato diet wishes he had set a goal of one month instead of two.

Chris Voigt 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, which began Oct. 1, he's had them boiled, baked, steamed, grilled, fried, marinated and mashed.

The Moses Lake man is executive director of the Washington Potato Commission and is on a mission to prove spuds aren't junk food.

For variety Voigt soaked one potato in pickle juice.

"Tuesday was a rough day for me," he told the Herald "I really, really wanted a pickle."

And his wife, Stephanie, made him potato ice cream.

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Voigt told the Herald he decided to go on an all-potato diet for a full two months because, "Anyone can do anything for 30 days."

But, he admitted, "Now I'm regretting that decision."

Stephanie is already planning his breakfast on the 61st day.

"I'm guessing it won't include hash browns," she said.