The McDougall Diet
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Yesterday was day 10 of the McDougall ten-day diet. I ate like no tomorrow. When I got hungry, or started to panic, I ate starch. You know... potatoes. Rice. Hot cereal. I ate beans, all kinds of beans. I ate a lot of all of that. I was never hungry. I ate a lot of veggies and lots of greens as well. I was not bored, nor hungry, didn't panic, didn't crave anything that wasn't on the list.
I lost 3 lbs in ten days.
I put away the nuts, coconut, bread, eliminated pretzels, boca burgers, fake cheese, etc. I pretty much cook everything I eat from scratch. It's whole grains and whole foods.
I don't count calories, don't do portion control (can't do that with ocd, it simply backfires), I just make sure I eat enough veggies and greens and otherwise I eat all the starches I want.
If you're curious about this, visit the website: drmcdougall.com
Read the testimonials, visit the discussion board and learn about a high-carb diet.
If you're still stuck in the mistaken belief that high protein, low carb is the way to go, let me ask you this: if you're so convinced that low carb and high protein is healthy, why do you crave carbs so much?
I eat all the carbs I want... I don't crave protein. I don't crave sweets or other forms of sugar, not even fruits. I sure don't crave a slab of dead animal, or milk, or my former addiction, cheese.
I had a dietician appointment yesterday as well, and got the expected attitude that carbs = bad, no matter what kind they are. But... she then suggested that I follow this diet for 3 more months, and then I will get my lab panel done and we'll see where I am in my cholesterol and triglycerides. I know she is more interested in seeing my blood glucose, because she's sure I'm headed for diabetes on this diet. And that's fine.
I've started my marathon training. So far I feel great, and since we're having crappy weather insofar as snow goes (which is to say, still nothing at all), it's a good thing for me.