Are potatoes good for me? Yes. Are they good for weight loss? No. Do they make you fat? No, but enjoy them in moderate quantities. Potatoes are recognized as one of the most filling foods available. Boiled potatoes have the highest satiety rating and are considered seven times more satiating than croissants, which have the lowest score on the satiety index.
In Ireland, the potato is still served in its jacket in the middle of the day as it traditionally was for the lower classes. Nowadays, unfortunately, one would never find a potato in its jacket on the menu in hotels or in higher or middle class places.