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Potato, potato and more potato: surviving on spuds

Potato, potato and more potato: surviving on spuds

Matt Damon has done a lot for the humble potato. In his recent film, The Martian, a stranded astronaut survives for months on Mars eating nothing but spuds. All of which raises an interesting question – is it possible to get by on nothing but potato for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional science behind surviving on a single food source, and see if Matt Damon’s Hollywood heroics are actually possible. (To give the potato a fighting chance, we’ll be including its vitamin-filled cousin, the sweet potato.)

TOTAL DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE (TDEE): WEIGHT LOSS MADE SIMPLE

TOTAL DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE (TDEE): WEIGHT LOSS MADE SIMPLE

The world of nutrition can be difficult to wrap your head around – to say the least. One day fat is the enemy, the next it’s sugar. And what about carbs, why have they gotten such a bad rap? The good news is, you can forget all about dietary fads. Because, thankfully, there’s one very simple equation that makes weight loss (or gain) a whole lot easier.

Read more about TDEE.

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY: THE ART OF STOICISM

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY: THE ART OF STOICISM

Life is constantly throwing up hurdles that threaten our productivity. No matter who you are, at some point you’ve felt stressed, overworked, unappreciated or heartbroken. But what could a group of ancient Greek philosophers possibly have to say that will help with these problems? A whole lot, as it turns out. The wisdom of the Stoics has been drawn upon for years by everyone from Bill Clinton to Arnold Schwarzenegger. And it’s high time the rest of us took notice. And started getting things done.

 Discover what this stoicism thing is all about.

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY - THE ART OF ESSENTIALISM

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY - THE ART OF ESSENTIALISM

Have you ever found yourself feeling incredibly busy, but – in the most frustrating of paradoxes – not even remotely productive? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘YES!’. Anyone who lives in modern times knows what it’s like to be pulled in countless different directions – whether it’s a demanding job, a hectic home life or your social indoor netball team. As a result, we’re often left stressed, grumpy and unable to get anything much done.

Discover what this essentialism thing is all about.

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY - THE ART OF MINIMALISM

SEARCHING FOR PRODUCTIVITY - THE ART OF MINIMALISM

Imagine a life with more purpose and less stuff. Less clothing, less chaos, less work, and less stress. If your bed is lost under a mountain of t-shirts and finding time in your day is like scheduling an appointment with the Prime Minister, it just might be time to ask yourself: ‘Would I be happier with fewer things and greater mental space?

Read on to discover the life of a minimalist.

ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY ORDER IN DECEMBER

ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY ORDER IN DECEMBER

Why plant a tree? Planting trees is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to positively affect the environment. We need trees now more than ever. Throughout December, aussielent will be planting one tree for every order placed. 

SUNSWIFT SOLAR RACING TEAM

SUNSWIFT SOLAR RACING TEAM

Sunswift is a team of students from UNSW who design, build and race the world's most advanced solar powered vehicles.  Aussielent are very proud to have supported Sunswift on their journey this year in a small way by providing some meals and wish them all the very best on their future roads to glory!

AUSSIELENT and the MARATHON DES SABLES

AUSSIELENT and the MARATHON DES SABLES

aussielent customer Nicholas and his dad Dmitry have just completed the incredible achievement of the 2017 Marathon des Sables (MDS). This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, across the harsh terrain of the Sahara. Known as the toughest footrace on earth, MDS is a six-day, 237km ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons - or 42 hours of running time!  

PROTEIN BOOST! ADDING EXTRA PROTEIN TO AUSSIELENT

PROTEIN BOOST! ADDING EXTRA PROTEIN TO AUSSIELENT

We often get asked if it’s ok to add additional protein to aussielent. Here’s some data about what the impact to your nutrition will be if you need some extra protein and calories to meet your nutritional or training goals.

    ARTBAR ‘FUTURES’ at SYDNEY'S MCA

    ARTBAR ‘FUTURES’ at SYDNEY'S MCA

    We were so excited to be part of a recent evening, Futures, curated by artist Dara Gill at ARTBAR at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA was turned into a surreal futuristic environment where the weird and wacky collided with science and academia. aussielent was served as the evening’s refreshment at an event that asked questions like:  Do we even exist if we’re not online? What does the food of the future taste like? And did the sci-fi films of the 80s get it right?

    WHAT IF? AUSSIELENT IN GQ MAGAZINE

    WHAT IF? AUSSIELENT IN GQ MAGAZINE

    By 2050, the population of the world is set to grow by 35% – or more than a billion people. But to feed them, we’ll need to double the world’s production of crops. In the meantime, Australians throw out 20 per cent of food they buy.

    Aussielent was profiled in GQ's June issue in an article that posed intriguing questions about the future, including WHAT IF - we disrupt traditional food production methods?

     

    AUSSIELENT FEATURED IN THE LIFEHACKER

    AUSSIELENT FEATURED IN THE LIFEHACKER

    Two brave souls ate nothing but aussielent’s RTD for a week and live- blogged the results. Read more about the experience of an all-aussielent diet