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TULIP wrote:Ha ha! I could have written Lynn's post, only for me it is arthritic symptoms that fade when I banish the dairy and gluten.
I just saw Dr. McDougall's new book on amazon, and I ordered it. Nice catchy cover!
I too had the original book sitting around for years...before I sold it to a used book store. Shame on me for not listening.
LynnCS wrote:Seems like I always struggle. I have learned a lot in the past year of trying to figure out how to do 'this thing.' By that I mean that I have been mostly raw vegan since a year ago July. Mostly because eventually it started to break down and I started adding back dairy and getting back into my compulsive/bingy behavior. My doctor recommends your diet and I bought your book from him about 9 wks ago. I am really disappointed in myself, and watched a couple of videos where you were speaking. I felt so resistant, but could see that you were making a lot of sense. I took off a lot of weight, but put on a lot of belly fat. No one could tell me definitively why this was happening. Everything I read tells me it is the fructose/high fruit content, stress hormones etc. I want more energy. I heard from the high fruit/juicers that it was the way, but my body just can't handle it. I got sugar spikes and hypoglycemic reactions and daily fatugue. Again I was told to eat a lot of fruit and juice fruit, greens, vegis. I love it but still didn't get the results I need. Finally, I am willing to cut back on the fruit and add starches. Today was the first day back on this way of eating and I feel too full. I know I haven't eaten too much, but am scared to eat this way. I have always considered myself food addicted. These are the forbidden foods. I fell really 'crazy' eating these foods. I will persist. Thank you for your book. I am finally reading it in more detail. I believe it may be the answer for me on so many levels. Just scared. Lynn