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planthead wrote:I'll never go back to Weight Watchers again, but I can understand the health pay incentive thing. I don't blame you. I'd probably do that if I had that kind of health plan.
The closest plan to McDougall I ever found is a book called the 20/30 Fat and Fiber Diet Plan by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. I just found my copy from 2000, and it's interesting reading. It's easily vegan, and I think the author is mostly vegetarian. It's a 10-20% fat eating plan that recommends at least 30 grams fiber a day. Absolutely ALL of the recipes (except for a few fish) fit the McDougall plan. Actually now that I'm thinking about it, this plan can be totally McDougall, depending on how strict you want to be.
VeganGypsy wrote:I know this is an old topic, hoping I can bump it up and get some input.
As I've mentioned, I've been an on again/off again WW-er for many years, and obviously I'm not a success story or I wouldn't be sitting here 40 lbs overweight. Still, I'm having a tough time giving up the program, afraid that if I stop counting Points, calories, fat, etc that I'm going to continue to gain instead of lose. The "portion control" rant has been drilled into my head, as well as the need for accountability.
Has anyone else been on WW or another similar program who could chime in and offer some support/encouragement?
Thanks in advance!
nomikins wrote:My company pays for WW. I may join just for the weigh ins (can do the at-home program). All I have to do is check in once a month. This ties into the incentive of getting points for other healthy activities, which in turn reduced my medical premiums by $1800 this year.