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Wild4Stars wrote:When I first moved from Eat To Live to McDougall I gained a couple pounds. I was so starch deprived I think I did overeat a bit. I also ate more salt (I like salt on my potatoes) so I think there was some water retention going on. You and I are the same height and my start weight for McDougall was 127. I'm now down to 122 and STALLED.
I know that as short as we are every pound seems to show up in the mirror. I also know that neither of us are obese. I find it helps me to focus on the health aspects of this WOE and let the weight loss be a bonus. I won't say I don't get frustrated when I go a couple weeks without moving towards my goal, but I do keep my focus on the fact that I am 60 years old and healthier than anyone I know. As healthy or healthier than I was in my 30's.
Yes, I would like to look better in my jeans. I would like to need a new wardrobe, but even more than that I love it when my Doctor tells me if all her patients were as healthy as me she would be out of business. When the scale doesn't move as fast as I'd like, I try to remember her words.
I've been looking at your post again (thanks!) - do you follow the MWL Plan? or McDougall? do you think it really matters? I'm so longing for Ezekiel Bread today with my bean burger. I'm beginning to think that if it's on either McDougall Plan and it's what I'm really hungry for - I should eat it and eat until I'm satisfied. I don't know - it was kind of bumming out today to see that I gained.
Thank you again for your support! It means so much!
e-lyn wrote:Earthangel, I can definitely relate to what you're going through. I posted my experience here:
I received a lot of helpful suggestions which I tried to incorporate into my eating plan. I switched to mainly MWL and focused on eating more veggies before my starch. For the most part, I stopped eating bread, corn tortillas etc...but I'm not sure that made as much of a difference as the increase in vegetable stuff. I know it's controversial to weigh/measure food, but I portion out my starches. I start with 1C cooked and if I need more I add in by 1/2C increments. Even though I have quite a bit of weight to lose, I think I was overeating starchies because they are so delicious! I feel very satisfied with my food and portion sizes now. And I've lost close to 20 pounds!
Don't give up....I know you can figure out the best way to eat within the plan!
Earthangel wrote:Here's another question I have. I was looking at some other posts - has anyone had better results eliminating fruit all-together and just eating starches and veggies?
I only eat 1 apple every day - usually in my oatmeal in the mornings for breakfast.
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