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butterflygal wrote:I totally agree with Dr. McDougall's reasoning for using starch as the core of a healthy diet and I enjoyed the latest newsletter article. I am struggling with weight loss however, and every time I add rice or potatoes or bread or other starches to my meals, the pounds come back quickly. I am mostly vegan and just can't seem to find the right balance of foods and satiation and weight loss. If I eat lots of salads and vegetables, I am hungry again in a few hours; if I start adding starches, the satiation lasts much longer but the pounds reappear immediately, like the starches are magnets for fat. Anybody else had this problem? Am I not giving it enough time to work? (I regained the whole 7 lbs I lost in October when I added rice and sweet potatoes and my homemade whole wheat bread to my diet in November). This is my first post so let me know if I am out of order here.
butterflygal wrote:Thanks for your posts everyone - I'm reading them all very carefully. I'm actually mostly vegan so animal products are not an issue. And I eat very little fat. Sugar over the holidays was a problem though, maybe that was the culprit. I'm back to just eating veggie concoctions, very little grains, fruit for snacks and in my green smoothies, beans, salads, and that's about it. I'll let you know what happens!
butterflygal wrote:Thanks Pacificfords - I'm going to test the same theory. I did have a little safflower oil (locally cold processed) in December but I will avoid it altogether now. How about the fat in nuts and seeds and avocados?
butterflygal wrote: (I regained the whole 7 lbs I lost in October when I added rice and sweet potatoes and my homemade whole wheat bread to my diet in November). This is my first post so let me know if I am out of order here.
f1jim wrote:I too would look at the bread as a culprit here. Moreso than the other items you mentioned. The list of members that have found bread, even whole grain bread, their undoing is long. Many of us find that almost unlimited brown rice and potatoes are fine.
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