I do not see tofu on the "forbidden" list that is quoted from the book.
But it *is* a processed food, so not allowed to eat as an entree
, but the recipes shown that do use it are salad dressings, and all you would eat of it is the equivalent of a tablespoon or less per serving. He does talk about tofu in the book a number of times and mentions it's not allowed until after you reach a healthy weight and off the MWLP and on the regular program.
Ground flax seeds are okay I believe. All
nuts and seeds are prohibited on MWLP but are fine for the regular plan, according to the book. Of course, Dr. McD may have changed his stance since then, like he did with corn tortillas.
All flours are eliminated.
And remember, the inclusion of couscous as being allowed on MWLP was an editing mistake, Dr. McD had said on the forum soon after the book was published, because it's a form of pasta, and not a whole grain.
Ground corn is allowed because it really isnt turned into a fine flour such as wheat or rye, but rather a course meal.
In the Setpoint article he says it would be hard to over-eat them, which is why they were offered at the MWLP weekends. He forgets about people like the volume eaters here who could easily cut up 6 or more corn tortillas, bake them into chips, and finish off the whole plate by themselves with salsa or hummus.
If it was just because of the size of the grit, then Ezekial products would be allowed, and they aren't:http://drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=103922#103922