My husband and I have been McDougalling for nearly a month now to help with my MS, but I'm new to the forum. It's great for me, but... he doesn't have any known health problems and has never been overweight. He wants to be supportive and we both think this is the best way to live for us, so how can we make this work and not have him lose weight?
He's already lost quite a lot of weight in the last month. We don't have a scale, but his clothes are hanging off him and he's starting to look underweight. He's too busy to snack between meals and doesn't get hungry between meals anyway. At meals he eats a normal-sized portion of food and never eats beyond when he feels full. He cycles to and from work every day, getting his heartrate up to 140 for 40 minutes each way. I don't know how to make his meals more calorie-dense without adding things like cheese or bacon or keeping chocolate in the house for him to have in the evenings (what we used to do). What else can I do without adding these junk foods back in and without relying on him to eat when he's not hungry (which he won't do)? We had no problem maintaining his weight when he ate dairy/meat/eggs/chocolate.
By the way, this website has been great and I'm glad to join the community.
Just as an idea of what we eat... Yesterday he ate -
bkfast: eggless French toast (used a chickpea flour to batter), banana
lunch: whole-wheat penne with a vegetarian tomato-based sauce, apple
dinner: tacos filled with bean/rice filling, guacamole, salsa