Potatoes are delicious and can be prepared in several different ways (healthy and unhealthy) to make them even more delicious. Unfortunately in our society, the potato is commonly used as a catalyst for many unhealthy foods like hot oil, butter, sour cream, and on occasion deep fried cheese.
When you look at the basic facts, the potato is a high carb, high fiber, good source of vitamins tuber . The skin of the potato contains most of the vitamins and a medium potato is about 150 calories so they should be enjoyed in moderation.
If you boil or pan fry potatoes they can be a great addition to a meal on occasion, but like any starch, should not be a regular part of someones diet if they are trying to lose weight.