Thanks to a link from a friend, I discovered Dr McDougall’s website. I had heard of Dr McDougall through the Forks Over Knives site and other references in books but had, somehow, missed his whole website. I spent a lot of time reading it over the weekend, in particular his “free” program.
There is a ton of great information on it — lots of recipes, for sure, and some different way of looking at Whole Food Plant Based eating. For example, he recommends no more than 3 servings of fruit a day, due to the sugar content. This could also slow down your weight loss. Hmmm… I am probably in the 4-5-servings-a-day range, and this really made sense to me. So now I’ll be swapping out one of those afternoon snacks with some veggies!
As I mentioned yesterday, we are having Moroccan Lentil Soup tonight, which is from his website.
I am looking to add a question to his forum, to have others chime in on my continuing Femara debate, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet. I will keep looking! In the meantime, it’s a great resource.
Interesting that, just 9 months ago, I would have thought his recommendations were “extreme”. But now, I’m pretty darn close to what he recommends. Not 100% perfect, but not too shabby!
I also wanted to share the attached shopping list from WebMD. I learned about this at work and it seems like a great tool. Hopefully the attachment works. It’s my first time adding an actual document to my blog!
Forks Over Knives (2011) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1567233/
I highly recommend you watch this! It’s on NetFlix and Amazon.