This 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
Tomatoes (technically a fruit)
Olives (technically a fruit)
Split Pea and Barley Soup
Black Bean and Lime Soup
100% Wheat Bread
Organic Kelp with Cayenne Seasonings
Chipotle Chile Pepper
Tamari (low sodium)
Synder’s of Hanover Sourdough Nibblers/Snaps
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.
Best 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.
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…