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The Mcdougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss

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Drawing on the latest evidence about nutrition, metabolism, and hunger, an easy-to-follow weight loss plan places emphasis on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet while explaining how weight is lost and gained.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Plume (first published April 1st 1994)
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Jeanette
Jan 05, 2009 Jeanette rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegans, people interested in losing weight or just eating healthier
Recommended to Jeanette by: Dr. Lunsk
when i told my doctor i was lookng for vegan receipes he suggested i read Dr. McDougall's books since his program is vegan based (and so much more!) I wasn't planning on reading the actual book, but figured I would, and i actually really liked it, though it's a bit outdated. i've decided to try his program (vegan, no oils, avocados, nuts, olives, processed foods, etc.) for two weeks and see how i like it. (so far, love it!!! i fell a ton better- since all i was eating was vegan crap) and i love ...more
Misty
Aug 04, 2011 Misty added it
Yummy and effective. But watch out for all the criticism you will get from everyone you know if you let it be known that you are following this food plan. Our culture is centered and revolving in a downward spiral around crappy food.
Rayla SunGazer
Great Book for healthy weight loss. EASY to do and truly INEXPENSIVE !!! I did this on food stamps. I lost 92 pounds so far.
Janet
I wish I had known about Dr. McDougall's plan many years ago. I would have lost weight and probably not have to have my gallbladder removed. It's a lot of work to prepare continually interesting meals but it is so worth it for the weight loss and general feeling of wellness. If you have not been able to lose weight and don't want to be hungry, this is the answer.
Margaret Locke
Another major contributor to the few or no animal products for better health mantra. Also a good program, not as strict as Fuhrman, but really anti-fat. Wonder how sustainable it might be?
Allyson Faith
Too complicated! I am doing Weight Watchers but making some of his veggie dishes, which aren't too hard when done once in awhile. Otherwise, I'd be chopping vegetables all day!
Aubree
Hardcore, but totally makes sense. Would have to find other recipes. These are not working for me. But I've found ways to adapt it that work.
Lydel
His emphasis is a starch-based diet. The recipes are great!
Jim Engle
Excellent!
Alicia
Don't waste your time.

This book is stupid. I read this book primarily because I heard it had low calorie recipes in a cookbook section in the back. When I read some of the recipes I was dumbfounded. The "Cold Cereal Breakfast" recipe: 1 c cold cereal, nonfat soy or rice milk, 1/4 c fruit optional. That's not a recipe! Furthermore, what kind of idiot doesn't already know that? They wouldn't be reading this book at all if they couldn't even figure out how to make cereal.

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Robin
Apr 12, 2014 Robin added it
Very clear and helpful information about starting out on a plant-based lifestyle. Easy and practical recipes, too.
Nina
I can't commit to an oil-free diet! It's hard to let go of the idea for some reason, but there you have it. Also, I don't want to NEVER eat cheese again, even if it's addictive.
Roland
Very good.
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John A. McDougall (Born 1947) is an American Irish physician and author whose philosophy is that degenerative disease can be prevented and treated with a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based/vegan diet – especially one based on starches such as potatoes, rice, and corn – which excludes all animal foods and added vegetable oils.
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