Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dr. McDougall Video on Obesity



Who agrees? Who thinks that by eating as much starchy foods as we want with no regard to calories will magically lead to weight loss as long as we eliminate the fat intake? That is, as long as we ingest zero fat other than that naturally contained in the grains, fruits and veggies that we eat and keep total fat intake to 10% or less of our calories that we WILL lose weight, even if we're 60 year old post-menopausal women who have been obese since infancy?

Many Star McDougallers have to watch their portion size and calorie counts. Most have to eat strict MWLP or they immediately start to regain.

A number of Star McDougallers have already regained their weight, many while still following the food plan, even the MWLP version of it. Some regained all 100+ pounds they previously lost, some just a few, some both at various times in their lives.

I'm one of those people who MUST watch my portions and calorie intake. I have ZERO foods with added oil, I don't have any oil or fat products in my house aside from the cream cheese my son eats. I read the label of everything that goes into my shopping cart following Jeff Novick's guidelines. If I eat the way Dr. McDougall tells us to in his books and this video, I *gain* weight, and I HAVE gained over 30 pounds since I first started the McDougall program back in the early 1990's and ONLY lose if I eat 1000 calories a day when I can't exercise (either because of pain or illness), 1200 calories if I do aerobic exercise (in my target heart rate zone) a half hour 5 days a week, 1400 on those rare occasions I can actually get in an hour of aerobics, but it's been over a year since I've been able to do that, thanks to my degenerative disc disease and sciatica. I know of MANY others both on and off the official forums, including a number who left because they were accused of "sneaking" fats in, not disclosing everything they were eating, and everything else doctors and family have been accusing us of our entire lives.

Sorry, Dr, McD, but I do NOT agree that JUST dropping the fat will cause magic weight loss.

How about the rest of you?

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