ETeSelle wrote:Fact is that most of us haven't touched white rice in years. Dr. McDougall doesn't recommend it either--it's a fallback for those who won't eat this way otherwise. Brown rice is, of course, GREATLY preferable.
Ditto bread. The only bread recommended on the regular plan is whole wheat w/ no added oil. And many of us rarely if ever eat it.
And Dr. F is just dead wrong on taters. We all know THAT.
The white rice/bread thing is driving me nuts right now because my brother has come to visit for the Passover holidays and this is ALL he eats. He refuses to touch brown rice, whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, etc. He gets into a hissy fit when there isn't white bread in the house and made my mom go out especially to buy him a loaf of french white bread, which she never has in the house.
Needless to say, he's obese and started a year or so ago to take cholesterol lowering meds (which are causing him issues with knee pain, which he's denying). Surprise, surprise, right?
I'm so glad that my mom is not completely falling for it and makes sure to have plenty of whole grain products around the house for those of us who have much more sound nutritional habits .