I'm new here and I just started eating Dr. McDougall diet today. I red a lot about it before I started.
I'm trying elimination diet first(only fruit is raw), because of digestion issues.
I'm coming from raw 80/10/10 diet of Dr. Graham. Before raw, I had some digestive problems(candida, IBS, parasites..) and his diet helped me a lot! I'm still cleaning from the candida and my digestion is still not perfect, but I am happy with current results. This way of eating gave me energy and desire to exercise.
But I decide to try Dr. Dougall's diet because I had to eat all day, I ate mostly bananas because of low budget and they weren't always tasty(bad rippen bananas) or ripe and I was also having problems getting in my greens.
My body is now already adjusted to big amount of fibre, but I find out there are some ex raw 811 eaters on this page and I would like to know how was your transition?
Some raw eaters are not OK with cooked food. They have headaches and feel tired even if they eat only plain potatoes or rice.This is my todays food intake:
B: 2 bananas+0.5 tbsp ground flaxseed
S2: cooked butternut
L: 1 cup brown rice
D: 1 cup celery, 1 cup brown rice
This is very low calorie but I'm just not hungry anymore, even if I was adjusted to eating large amounts of fruit(At least 15 bananas every day and then some apples, persimmons, tangerines,..).
Brown rice is just so filling!
I think I need to add more vegetables. Tommorrow I will eat more of them.
I'm 171cm(5'7'') and have 46kg(103lbs). Before I went raw I had 52-54kg and I want to gain back at least 4kg. I'm naturally very thin and I had always been this way and I always had problems with gaining weight. I ate a lot of milk products, candies etc, but I was always skinny.
I have some questions:
If you look at the elimination diet foods
, can I mix all foods listed as vegetables with starchy foods? Because I don't know about beets, string beans, asparagus and summer squash. Are some of these starchy?
I'm asking because I just red food combining and starchy vegetables shouldn't be mixed with starch foods.
Shortly, can I mix all vegetables listed as vegetables with starch?
How much flaxseed is OK to eat?
Sorry for my bad english.