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With a heavy heart, we share the news of Dr. John McDougall’s passing. A visionary physician and author, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, mentor and friend, Dr. McDougall died peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 22nd, at the age of 77.

Phil: Cured Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Took Up Competitive Cycling

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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I spent my childhood overweight and was always teased at school for being fat.

Phil Before

Phil After

My name is Phil and I’m 28 living in the UK. I spent my childhood overweight and was always teased at school for being fat. I also suffered with stomach issues, which was later discovered to be IBS. This would give me extreme pains in my lower abdomen.

By the time I was 18 years old, I was 6 ft 5 and 280 lbs. I decided to try and lose weight with all kinds of crash diets, and therefore my weight yo-yoed for a few years.

I finally discovered The McDougall Program after seeing a few people on YouTube following Dr. McDougall’s advice with great success. I took up cycling and completely changed my lifestyle by following The McDougall Program. I got my weight from 280 lbs. down to 200 lbs. which I stayed at for some time.

I recently had issues with IBS again, so I decided to clean up my diet once more and get on The McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program. My IBS has completely healed itself and I have lost an additional 16.5 lbs.

I race my bike competitively and take part in time trial racing in the UK. My best results are 13th place in the 10-mile time trial national championships and in 2018 I won nine time trial races.

Thank you for all your help via various online resources such as YouTube videos and podcasts.