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:
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.
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    I understand. But you say "carbs" like everything is the same. My carbs are whole-grain and unprocessed, so nothing comes out of a box or mix. Even rice is whole-grain - brown, brown jasmine, red (wehani), black, Himalayan pink, etc. Wild rice isn't a true rice but a swamp plant, but I eat that too.
    I won't argue with you, but I just want to say that not all carbs are equal.
    I do find that sweet potatoes don't stick with me, and are more like dessert than food, so I limit how much sweet potato I eat. Everyone is different, as you say. I do wish you success on the plan you do follow!
    1878 days ago
  • ADZY86
    For me, carbs do make me crave carbs! It's only when I don't eat starches and sweets that I don't want them anymore. Been there done that with the high-carb thing and I was miserable and stayed fat. I think with this one, it is each to their own. Glad it is working for you. emoticon emoticon
    1878 days ago
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