I've put off going McDougall because I don't think I can do, or stick to the strict requirements of the MWL plan. I have about 40 lbs to lose. Do you think just doing the regular plan is enough? I feel like I could do that, and that I'd be able to change my eating habits easier with the regular plan.
How many of you did the regular plan vs the MWL plan?
Any advice or words of experience would be helpful.
I'm confused . . . you've been a member of this forum since 2007 and you have 231 posts but you've never been on either plan???
If I were you I would just commit to the regular plan. Seems to me as if MWL is probably too big a step for you right now. Commit to it and see how you do. You may need to switch to MWL in order to lose weight--but keep in mind that you have to "dance with the one who brung you." If you get to X weight on MWL you will have to STAY on MWL in order to maintain that weight loss.
You need to make the commitment to better health and embrace the fact that getting there means giving up some things. It also means learning to eat some other great things that you might otherwise never have eaten!
But the first step is to get on the plan, period. If it's taken you 5 years to even get to THAT point. . . well, not sure what the problem is, but there must be one, right? Deal with that first, and then if you need to get stricter, do that later on.