I began the program a month ago today, and I am amazed and thrilled with the results. I have been eating a LOT of food but close to perfect as to McDougall, and I have lost 7 pounds in a month. I stopped taking my blood pressure medication after the second week because I was feeling dizzy upon standing. Now my blood pressure without medication is 128/80. That is as good or better than during the years I was on lisinopril, AND that annoying dry cough that ACE inhibitors cause has gone away. You know what else? I feel great--the best I have felt in years. I was having severe pains in my feet, hips, and shoulders before starting the program. Those have all gone away. I got back into my 36 jeans today instead of the dreaded "Relaxed" 38s I had been wearing. I am looking forward to my physical next month. I am hoping for an amazing cholesterol profile!
I am impressed by how easy this change has been. THANK YOU, Dr. McDougall for your bold, clear, humorous, emphatic information about the centrality of STARCH to a healthy human diet. I found it hard to believe. Like most people, I was so sure that STARCH was a dirty word. But you are RIGHT. I make potatoes, brown rice, corn, all kinds of beans, peas, whole wheat, or sweet potatoes a huge center of every meal. And I lost weight and feel completely satisfied, upbeat, and relieved that I have at last found a way to be healthy and not stressed about food all the time. THANKS SO MUCH.