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Doug B. Lost 65 Pounds in 97 Days on the MWL Program

The fundamentals of the McDougall Program are simple yet often difficult to implement. Star McDougallers have either adopted the Program themselves by learning from our website and books or joining one of our programs. For personalized help, learn more about the 12-Day McDougall Program. For questions on whether a change in diet can help your ailment, learn more about our consultations.
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In 2005 at the age of 28, I was looking for an all-natural vegan diet and learned about and tried for the first time The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss. I wasn’t very overweight, but I was amazed at how fast I lost weight and maintained it by incorporating, on occasion, recipes from the McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook which follows the standard McDougall Program. A few years back, I completely drifted away from the McDougall Diet and had almost no drive to change my ways because it felt comfortable and I felt like I was happy. However, in 2023, at the age of 46, I was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and had ballooned to 288 pounds at  6’3”. I realized that I had to sort some things out intrapersonally and find inspiration in my daily routine to ensure I lived a long and happy life. I have a 13-year-old daughter and want to be here for her as she matures into an adult. It was extremely challenging to regain control, but I found the motivation to adopt The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss again on July 31, 2023. By November 5, 2023, I had lost 65 pounds.

My diet during these 97 days was heavily concentrated on 3 recipes from The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss: 

  1. Cucumber Salad
  2. Quinoa Salad
  3. Curried Broccoli and Rice Salad 

My favorite recipe is Black and Yellow Couscous from the McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook.

I also walk at least 1-3 miles daily and do light weight-lifting at least 2 times weekly. My new lifestyle has drastically improved both my mental and physical health.