Free McDougall Program


 Summary:

In short, the McDougall Program consists of the following: 1)A diet of plant foods, including whole grains and whole grain products (such as pasta, tortillas, and whole-grain bread), a wide assortment of vegetables, and fruit. 2) Plenty of spices and usually small amounts of sugar and salt to enhance the flavor of food. 3) Exercise as simple as a daily walk. 4) The exclusion of animal foods, including red meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and fish – all of which provide toxic levels of fat, cholesterol, protein and, very often, infectious agents and harmful chemicals. 5) The exclusion of ALL oils, including olive oil, safflower oil and corn oil. Oils, which are nothing more than liquid fat, increase body fat stores (obesity), depress immune function, and contribute to most common chronic diseases.

By making these profound changes, you will experience an almost immediate improvement in your health. And, while I know it sounds difficult at first, taken step by step and over the course of just 12 days, it will become a way of life that is so natural and so simple, you won't believe how easy it is. Most people feel such a profound difference in their health that they wouldn't think about doing anything differently.

(jenjenn's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Grains, Pasta and Rice
Breakfast Cereals
Baked Products
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Fresh Fruit
Canned, Cooked, Dried and Frozen Fruit
Fruit Juice
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Spices and Herbs
Sauces and Gravies
Beverages
Water
Tea and Coffee
Alcohol
Other Beverages
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc
Sweets
Snacks
Fast Foods
Soup
Meals, Entrees, and Sidedishes
Baby Foods
Ethnic Foods

Not OK
Unfavorable
Moderation
OK
Favorable

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 How To Follow Free McDougall Program:

This is an all-you-can eat diet, meaning that there is no portion control, no calorie counting, and you can eat as much as you want!

The following starchy foods are high enough in calories that they can serve as the center of a meal: whole grains, unrefined flours, egg-free pastas, oriental noodles, roots, winter squashes, and legumes.

Green and yellow vegetables are too low in calories to serve as the center of your meals, but can be added without restriction to your meals, particularly if you wish to lose more weight, faster. In general fruits should be limited to 3 servings a day. They are tasty, high in simple sugars and easy to over consume. The sugar in fruit is fructose, which causes triglycerides and cholesterol to rise too high in sensitive people. People with these concerns should limit fruits even more.

Don't Eat: cow's milk, butter, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, ice cream, eggs, meat poultry, fish, mayonnaise, vegetable oils, refined/white rice, refined sugar, sugar-coated cereals, coconut, chocolate, coffee, black tea, or soda.

Finally, incorporate some sort of exercise into your lifestyle - even if it's simply an after dinner walk.
     
  by member jenjenn
member since: 12 Feb 10
 

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jenjenn's top tips

1.Choose a weekend day to prepare recipes, stock up on new food items, or explore your vegetarian options at nearby restaurants. In this way, you will be prepared to start the diet on a Monday.
2.Clear out your fridge, freezer, and cupboards of all forbidden foods. You can give them to friends or local charities if you do not want to throw them out.
3.We are sick because Nature never intended for us to eat the foods we are eating today. When looked at from the perspective of human evolution, the diet we are eating – loaded with fat, cholesterol, animal protein, processed foods, and artificial ingredients – is a bizarre anomaly.
4.All plant foods contain generous amounts of both calcium and protein. You don't need to eat animal protein or dairy in order to get either of these nutrients.
5.In excess, all animal foods and oils can actually be poisonous. They are rich in the most harmful kinds of fats (saturated fats) and cholesterol. These have been linked to heart disease, cancers, depression of the immune system, obesity, and other illnesses.
6.You can get 11 of the 13 essential vitamins from plant foods. The 12th, vitamin D, comes from absorbing sunlight through the skin. The 13th, vitamin B12, can come from a supplement or from MODERATE inclusion (2 times per week) of fish or poultry in your diet.

About / History

"At the outset of my medical career, I was not the least bit interested in diet and nutrition. My medical training had included nothing about nutrition, and consequently I considered the subject irrelevant to health. But as I practiced medicine in Hawaii, I observed a rather startling phenomenon that changed my life: The older generations of Hawaiian and Oriental peoples were in exceedingly good health, trim and active, even after they were well into their eighth, ninth, and tenth decades of life.

"Oddly, the older generations contrasted remarkably with their children and, even more so, with their grandchildren. The younger the generation, the more likely the people were to suffer from gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, overweight, and even obesity. ...

"My observation caused me to plunge into the study of diet's relationship to health, a pursuit that changed my practice and my life forever. It wasn't long before I realized that the observations and conclusions I was drawing from my medical practice were being duplicated on a much larger scale by researchers around the world. Scientists were finding that the people who ate the traditional human diet – based primarily on low-fat, no-cholesterol, unprocessed plant foods – escaped the scourges of degenerative illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, and overweight. On the other hand, populations that subsisted on the modern diet, rich in meats, dairy products, and processed fare, were ravaged by such illnesses.

"I learned something else from the people I treated, and from the medical literature I studied: Given the right diet and lifestyle, the body can recover its health, even after a serious illness manifests. When we remove the poisons from our lives and eat an abundance of health-promoting foods, the body very often can heal itself, even from illnesses deemed "incurable." This medical marvel should not be so hard to believe. After all, you have likely seen smokers cured of disabling shortness of breath and cough when they replaced the smoke with clean air. A drunk also quickly recovers after stopping alcohol. Replacing junk with nourishing foods should be expected to be no less of a miracle."

     
  Why choose "Free McDougall Program"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Targets body toning weight loss
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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