Drawing on the latest evidence about nutrition, metabolism, and hunger, this book is an easy-to-follow weight loss plan places emphasis on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet while explaining how weight is lost and gained.
John McDougall is a medical maverick who challenges medical and pharmaceutical businesses when they prioritize profits over patients. For the past 30 years he has countered mainstream misinformation with the fad-free truth and nutrition and your health.
McDougall, along with his wife Mary, offers his life-changing approach through national-bestselling books, DVDs, seminars, and the McDougall Live-In Programs in Santa Rosa, CA.
The past several years have seen the rise of the low carb diet – the high fat, high protein way to starve yourself through ketosis. In essence, the low carb diet says that you starve yourself by feeding your body those nutrients that it can’t easily use, so that it will use those it has already stored.
The McDougall approach is diametrically opposite. McDougall advocates feeding the body with veggies, whole grains, natural foods, and other high fiber, high carb, nutrient and bulk (but not calorie) dense foods, and having the body fully consume them, resulting in weight loss because they are easy to burn off, and your body won’t convert and store the sugars as fats easily.
The diet certainly sounds and feels better for the body than the bacon and cheese Atkins style, and having been working it for the last week or so, can tell that the food choices are plentiful, but hard to find when eating out. Rarely do you ever feel hungry, and the potato, pasta and low fat food choices seem to make my body happy. There’s been no appreciable change in weight over the first week or so, so the jury is out in my mind as to the efficacy of the program.
Author: John A. McDougall and Mary McDougall
Year of Release: 1995