Wow they are pretty close actually especially if you angle your mcdougalling toward the information Jeff puts out there.
THanks for sharing that I was wondering what the difference was.
I am trying to add more greens in and cut back on the starches a bit but I also saw where Jeff reccomends eating raw leafys first then your cooked stuff and then at the end your starch and I am thinking I will try that approach to see if it will kick start my weight loss again. I have stalled and am thinking I need to adjust how I am eating.
One main difference between the plans is that Eat to Live is a diet based on vegetables first, and Mc Plan is based on starches. I lost weight on both plans, but generally feel better on Eat to Live. Plus I've been able to get rid of all pills and drop my blood pressure into the normal range. Basically, I eat no junk, no processed food. That's been the difference for me--with exception of a tad bit of brown rice syrup--okay for my allergies.
But I do eat more starch than some others--especially since I don't eat as much beans. Got to get your energy and calories from somewhere, or be eating way too much fruit. That was my problem to begin with on F. Plan. On Mc. Pl, I simply ate too many fake meats (before learning of soy allergies and gluten allergies) and I ate too much processed grain and sweeteners.
I think both plans work for people if they stay away from the processed foods. I'm a hybrid. I like both plans. I like being able to eat more nuts and fruit, and I like being able to eat more starch. I can afford to do so, because a majority of my food choices are from lower calorie green vegetables.