The Spud Fit Cookbook
A Whole Foods Potato-Based Guide To Eating And Living

Spud Fit: A whole food, potato-based guide to eating and living is far more than just a book of meals – it is a primer for long term, successful and sustainable lifestyle change. With contributions from more than 80 of the world’s foremost leaders in the plant based movement, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take control of your relationship with food and your life. Gain boundless energy and health, look and feel younger – all while eating as much as you want!

In 2016 the story of Andrew’s quest to eat nothing but potatoes for the entire year went viral. Over the course of that year he regained his health, lost 55kgs (121lbs), cured his chronic depression and – most importantly – dealt with his lifelong debilitating addiction to food. He has since inspired countless others to take control of their health and their lives, all with help from the humble spud.
The Spud Fit Challenge was borne out of Andrew’s desire to remove addictive foods from his life once and for all; if an alcoholic should quit alcohol then maybe a food addict should quit food? He continues to avoid addictive foods by enjoying a wide variety of delicious, whole foods in all their forms, without any need to count calories, analyse portion size, measure or weigh food (or yourself!), restrict intake or overthink anything at all. The simplicity of this concept is key to the Spud Fit philosophy and forms the basis of this book.

The king of comfort foods remains at the centre of his diet. In The Spud Fit Cookbook you’ll find over 100 Whole Food Spud Based recipes with contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the plant based world, people who are leading from the front in all walks of professional life from Olympians to nutrition scientists. This book will show you the magic of potatoes and everything they can do for you.

  • Over 100 recipes from us and some of the biggest names in the plant based world, including chefs, doctors, athletes, advocates and leaders at the forefront of the health revolution.
  • Over 90 contributors give us their favourite whole food spud based recipes.
  • The basic ‘rules’ of the Spud Fit Academy that enable you to eat as much as you want, whenever you want, while losing weight.
  • Mindfulness tips to help you beat cravings once and for all.
  • Learn the science behind the benefits of potatoes and a whole food plant based diet for good health and fighting our biggest chronic diseases.
  • Discover why food addiction is the underlying cause of weight gain and ill-health and why treating that is the solution.
  • Fully understand the psychology behind using a mono-diet to treat food addiction.
  • Find out which are the best varieties of potatoes for specific purposes.
  • How to eat to avoid addictive foods – you can eat as much as you want while losing weight!

…and much, much more!

This book is the perfect follow on for those who have taken the Spud Fit Challenge – and others who just want to look great and feel even better!


Just got this last night. Worth every penny. So many big names in the plant based community collaborated together to provide recipes for this book. Famous Drs, plant based chefs, and athletes. 

This book is so well done. It has all my favorite vegan bloggers and health experts, and the recipes are incredible. If you want to eat healthier but don't know how, this book is for you. I used to think that there weren't many ways to eat potatoes--but this book is proof that there are endless ways to eat potatoes and not get sick of them. Thank you Spud fit and all the contributors!

What an incredibly useful and wonderfully presented resource!! It is such an informative, inspiring and enjoyable book to interact with. This would be such a great starting book for anyone interested in exploring the plant based lifestyle. It is a wonderful blend of personality, science, recipes, useful information and great photos, with an impressive array of contributors with solid credentials in a variety of aspects of plant-based living. There's something about this book that just makes you want to embrace life!

The DIY Spud Fit Challenge
A How-to Guide to Tackling Food Addiction

Is 'quitting food' the key to losing over 110 pounds (50kgs) in eight months, beating clinical depression and anxiety and discovering the best mental and physical health of your life? For Andrew 'Spud Fit' Taylor, the Aussie father who embarked on a potato-only diet for the entirety of 2016, this has certainly been the case. In this Spud Fit Challenge DIY guide, featuring twelve super simple (and cheap!) recipes and a variety of mindfulness techniques to help you reset your body and mind, he shows you the how's, what's and why's of his unusual regime - the tale of which went viral and captivated people across the globe.

It's a scenario that will be depressingly familiar to all 'experienced dieters': towards the end of 2015, the former elite junior kayaker found himself more than 120 pounds (55kgs) overweight and feeling helpless, frustrated and in despair after yet another failed attempt at losing weight. With a lifetime of fad diets that only ever aimed to treat symptoms behind him, and armed only with the advice of 'the experts' whose discussion always began and ended with the message 'simply' to practise moderation, he had reached an impasse. Why couldn't he do moderation, like 'normal' people seemed to be able to? Sitting on the couch that day having reached his lowest point and not knowing the way out of the black hole that was swallowing his ability to enjoy life, he had that lightbulb moment: he was addicted to food. His mind raced - no other addict would ever be told to practise moderation, they would be told to quit their vice entirely. In that moment he realised that quitting food - or coming as close to it as possible - was the answer. Weeks of research told him that the humble potato, the food that has allowed vast populations to not only survive but to thrive over generations, was the perfect vehicle for his experiment: The Spud Fit Challenge was born!

Good health is way more simple than we've been led to believe. There is a food that you can eat in abundance and that food provides you with all the nutrition your body needs to thrive for a long time. A good diet should not involve obsessing over every detail about what you put in your mouth - this does nothing to treat the underlying cause of your troubled relationship with food. This is the Spud Fit Challenge in a nutshell: let simplicity set you free. This guide will provide you with both the mental techniques that have helped Andrew to power through cravings without looking back as well as some ‘Spud Fit approved’ recipes to pique your interest - everything you need to successfully complete your own Spud Fit Challenge.


How you can benefit from The DIY Spud Fit Challenge

  • Learn the how’s, what’s and why’s of the Spud Fit Challenge.
  • Get 12 Spud Fit approved recipes.
  • Develop new habits and ways of thinking about food and its role in your life.
  • You can expect significant improvements in various health markers like blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin response to food.
  • Develop the psychological tools required for long term success and freedom from food addiction.
  • Allow your body and mind some time to heal.



I have learned so much from Andrew's journey to better health. In this book, he addresses in a clear and humorous way, his challenges and successes. The recipes are also super simple and helpful. Who knew the power of potatoes!!! Well done, Andrew!

If you're looking for a comfortable way to loose weight effortlessly without starvation, want to reset your taste buds, feel your best, then this book is for you! 

I cannot recommend this book more. Andrew and his wife Mandy have put together a nice, strait forward, encouraging book for anyone battling food addiction or jump starting weight-loss. The science is solid, he has many reputable Doctors support. His research is also on point. Cannot thank him enough for starting his youtube channel and growing his media presence. Watching his recent trip to LA was so inspiring. Thanks Andrew

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