• fruit-smoothi-mustacheThis is my update for the McDougall Diet, week three.  If you want to learn more about the McDougall diet, click here.

    I usually share with you what I had for each day, but I will not do that in this post.  These  are the foods I ate during week three of following the McDougall diet:

    Pasta (Jerusalem Artichoke Flour)
    100% Wheat Bread

    Sweet Potatoes
    Mustard Greens
    Romaine Lettuce
    Tomatoes (technically a fruit)
    Red Onion
    Olives (technically a fruit)

    Split Pea and Barley Soup
    Black Bean and Lime Soup
    Kidney Beans
    Garbanzo Beans


    Soy Milk

    Chia Seeds
    Hemp Seeds

    Nutritional Yeast
    100% Wheat Bread
    Real Salt
    Agave Nectar
    Organic Kelp with Cayenne Seasonings
    Onion Powder
    Garlic Powder
    Chipotle Chile Pepper
    Black Pepper
    Pasta Sauce
    Tamari (low sodium)

    Synder’s of Hanover Sourdough Nibblers/Snaps

    Vitamin B-12

    My Fast Food Experience

    I started the McDougall Diet on August 1, 2013 and since then I have not eaten out at any restaurants.  I cook my own food and enjoy it.

    Dr. McDougall does not recommend eating out, especially while following the diet, but I ran errands one day and needed something to eat.  I stopped by a fast food joint, that I used to frequent.  I always order the veggie burrito.  The burrito has black beans, rice, corn, avocado, lettuce, and their secret sauce.

    The first bite I took of the burrito tasted awful.  I could not believe that I used to eat this and think that it was the healthier choice on the menu.  There was a bad aftertaste that I had never noticed before, but I continued eating, because I was hungry.

    I learned that after you give up fast food for a while and start eating whole foods that you prepare and cook yourself, that your taste buds change.  I do not have any desire to eat at that fast food joint any time soon.

    fruit-smoothie-cinnamonBest Tasting Smoothie, Ever

    I got tired of eating oatmeal and decided to make a breakfast smoothie. I made a smoothie that blew my taste buds away.  I had no idea the smoothie would be a success and I had to share it with you.  Below is the recipe for my quick breakfast smoothie:

    Banana Strawberry Smoothie with an Oats and Cinnamon Twist

    Makes one serving.

    1 Frozen Banana
    1/2 Cup Fresh Strawberries
    1 Cup Organic Soy Milk (or any milk of your choice)
    1/2 Cup Oats
    1-3 Dashes of Ground Cinnamon (to taste)

    Blend until creamy and enjoy.

    *If you want to make more than one serving, double the recipe.

    Final Words

    Overall, I am still going strong following this diet.  I have started walking on my treadmill and doing a little strength training.

    I really like the McDougall Diet, because it is not hard for me to follow.  It is very filling as well as economical.

    Well, I guess that’s it.

    Until next time…

  • Comments


    Hi Evelyn, That smoothie seems delicious. Did you put raw oats in your smoothie, or did you cook them? I have never thought to add oats to a smoothie. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


    Hey Trinity, It is. :) Yes, I use uncooked oats.


    Hi Evelyn, Sounds like the McDougal plan is working for you so far. That's great. I saw the book today while at a bookstore and thought of you :) Look forward to future updates. Take Care. Miss seeing your videos.


    Hey Tam, So glad you stopped by. Okay, that's cool. :) Funny you'd mention something about videos. I'm contemplating doing a hair video about why I cut my hair. This is probably confirmation that I should probably do it. ;) I'll do a video up date about the McDougall plan, around the first week in September. I hope you are doing well and thanks for commenting!