I am trying the McDougall Diet. After reading and reviewing, The Starch Solution, I decided to give the diet a try.
Those of you who are longtime readers of this blog and subscribers to my You Tube channel, know that I have tried many ways of eating a plant-based (vegan) diet.
I have yet to find the right diet. Let’s see how I fare on the McDougall Diet.
What Do Your Eat on A Starch-Based Diet?
Do not let the word starch distract you. Think of starch as carbohydrates (carbs). All carbs are not starch. The starch-based diet is a high carb, low fat diet.
Note: I know many people frown on eating a high carb, low fat diet, but when you examine this closely, eating a plant-based diet is mostly a carb diet.
This diet is one in which you eat whole plant foods, limiting the amount of fat that you eat.
My diet consists of:
- starches – whole grains, legumes, starchy vegetables.
- non-starchy vegetables
How to Follow the Diet
- Center your diet around the starches that you like.
- Eat the least processed starches.
- Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits
- Eliminate animal food from your diet, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, and milk.
- Keep fat intake as low as possible.
- Avoid any added fat in your food.
- When eating soy foods, do not eat highly processed soy.
- Keep the sugar and salt low.
If you want to achieve maximum weight loss do these things:
- Increase the amount of non-starchy vegetables.
- Avoid simple sugars, including dried fruit and juices.
- Keep fresh fruits to one or two a day.
- Avoid flours and flour products.
- Avoid all high-fat-plant foods.
- Eat many small meals a day instead of one or two big meals.
- Do not eat at restaurants.
- Exercise more frequently.
This is the plant-diet that I am following. I officially started the starch solution diet on August 1, 2013 and I do not intend on stopping, unless it does not work. I will publish weekly updates and upload monthly videos to you tube.
Let’s do this!