Let’s not hide it, this guy is not an health rookie.
He follows a rigorous working out routine (even when he’s busy filming all day on the set he still finds at least 30 minutes to exercise core and abs) and sticks to a very strict eating regimen. According to the interview published in Details magazine, he avoids carbs and sugars as much as possible, never eat fruits after dark and so on.
You might have figured it out by now that the sweet potato diet was, for Matt Morrison, just the icing on the cake - that is to say the last trick in order to look as good as possible.
Why? Because they are an excellent source of nutrition with low caloric value. They are also very high in fiber hence, they will make you feel full pretty fast. Their low glycemic index makes them an healthy food for weight loss (remember that the glycemic index is a measure for carbohydrate rich foods that indicates the extent to which they raise blood glucose levels as compared to other foods and researches indicate that a low glycemic load helps to promote weight loss).
It is said that sweet potatoes may help lowering your cholesterol levels thanks to their antioxidant effect.
Other foods that you can consider including in your diet together with sweet potatoes (if you exclude other carbs/starchy sources) are vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, spinach, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, kale, cabbage and cucumbers.
Fruits will make also an essential part of your diet. You can include grapefruit, blueberries, watermelon, oranges, bananas, peaches and pineapple among others.
Some lean protein foods that you can consume include eggs, turkey, salmon and chicken.
If you’re into dairy I recommend yogurt (great source of protein and almost no lactose) and kefir.
Including the above mentioned foods in your diet together with sweet potatoes may help you loose weight. All these foods will make for a wholesome and nourishing diet, without increasing your caloric intake.
Keep in mind that exercise is important to any weight loss plan, without which, dieting will be quite ineffective.
Sweet potatoes are a pretty amazing food but they cannot make magic, you’re the only one who can do it!