Ikwym about allowing ourselves to get confused with all the information floating around out there! I've done the same thing in the past. I think you have to ask yourself, what has worked for you? You have had success on this plan. Trust it. The whole high protein thing is really pervasive out there, especially in the fitness industry. But if you look at the way our bodies actually use protein and the process it has to go through to eliminate excess protein, it is easy to see that there are flaws in this teaching. Also, when I look at the long-term "success" of other plans, I see clearly that following a plan like that sets us up for failure in the long run. Whereas, when I look at the long term success stories of Star McDougallers, I see what my future can look like! I think we are much better off to trust the principles of calorie-density. Plus, the science is there to back it up!! I think it's a matter of really believing it, and then putting it into practice.
I re-read this article from an old newsletter recently: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2005nl/ ... ushing.htm
Here are the priciples from this article that I think are important to look closely at if we're facing a weight loss plateau:
1. Avoid refinded foods and all flour products
2. Eat Green and Yellow vegetables FIRST! Follow it with starches for satiety.
3. Eat more Raw vegetables (start most meals with a large salad, snack on raw veggies)
4. Avoid ALL high-fat plant foods: nuts, seeds, soy products, avocados, olives--these are NOT my friends!
5. AVOID SUGAR!!! This is a big one for me! Sugar is my trigger and it increases my insulin levels which makes my body want to hold onto fat!!!
6. Two fruits a day. No fruit juice or dried fruit.
7. Eat smaller meals and eat slowly. Then repeat whenever I'm hungry.
8. Keep meals simple and monotonous.
9. Lower salt intake
10. Exercise (you've got this one down!)
These are the key principles for permanent and lifelong weight loss!! AND THEY WORK! Katydid is a perfect example-have you read her journal lately?
Forgive me for the long-winded post! I hope I haven't annoyed you. Writing this has been just as much a reminder for me as I hope it is for you! We've got this, Mtns!
Hey--how was that Bob Harper workout?? Sounds killer!!