Jeff: how can I still eat these on Ornish's heart disease reversal diet without sending my triglycerides through the roof? I have been cutting out all of the fat and saturated fat from my diet, but I have been eating way too many processed carbs such as canned beans, fat-free fudge bars, supermarket bread, pre-made pizza crusts, and supermarket tortias. I also love bean burritos and mexican rice and use that to get much of my protein since abandoning meat products.I know now that I need to alter my carb intake to complex carbs and elliminate the processed carbs to get the triglycerides down, but I would really love to find a way to still eat burritos and pizzas. I don't know much about "intact whole grains." Any suggestions you could give me on my pizza crust and tortia crisis would be greatly appreciated!
I am not Jeff, but will add my comments.
I see from your post that you became a "visible" member of Dr. McDougall's Discussion Board only yesterday.
Welcome to the board.
I cannot comment on Dr. Ornish's program because I haven't yet read his books nor studied his program.
You speak of your dietary "crisis". Those happen.
Have you considered, additionally, if you wish to benefit from the full
resources here on Dr. McDougall's Website --beyond crisis events (if you have not yet done so), taking the time to go to Dr. McDougall's home page and reading his "Free Program" http://drmcdougall.com/free.html
and researching his "Hot Topics"--including the Star McDougaller stories connected with specific topics, and/or doing other searches on the home page for triglycerides, and many of the issues you mentioned, etc. There is a wealth of information and answers for you there that can educate, encourage and motivate you, such as:
While on the FREE PROGRAM page, you can check out these links:
Before You Begin
*Diet, not genes, controls destiny
*A revelation: Your health is not determined by heredity
*Fat and cholesterol: Primary poisons
*Plant foods provide the nutritional building blocks to optimum health
*Prepare for Health
*Steps to Recovery
*Fruits and vegetables
*Foods not allowed
*Achieve 100% health with exercise
*Track your progress
No one who really wants to learn how to apply Dr. McDougall's program (including approved foods and beverages, and "McDougalling" recipes), and benefit from it, needs be left ignorant about any part of it--and ALL for FREE! --and what you can't search out and find on your own, you can come here and ask, and Jeff or someone of us McDougaller's can offer you an answer or lead you to Dr. McDougall's take on your question.
And, YES!, as you know, we have Jeff Novick here with a regular forum on Dr. McDouall's Discussion Board. Jeff is a supreme dietician--and so much more--( a supreme human being!
) who is beyond generous with his time and his knowledge, and punches both with great but gentle humor! What a gift he
is to us McDougallers!
If you are choosing to follow a different program than Dr. McDougall's, it seems the most excellent resource about that program would be directly from that program
or its providers or creators, or some type of support network for that specific program. On the other hand, you might want to consider fully
learning about Dr. McDougall's program, reading Dr. McDougall's books or orderding DVDs from his website, if you think his starch-based, no added oils, plant food diet and Lifestyle Medicine may be the better (or additional) choice for you and your health conditions at this time.
His book, The McDougall Program For A Healthy Heart
contains useful information that applies to your questions, including instructions on how to follow his full dietary and lifestyle program, including recipes. I see at least 35 pages mentioned in the index under "Triglycerides".
Dr. McDougall's book, The McDougall Program 12 Days to Dynamic Health
can be your "Bachelor's Degree" in McDougalling
, including teaching you how to use his wife, Mary's, recipes --including those for both Burritos and Pizza!, and the "approved" ingredients and prepared foods for their making. Pizza and burrito recipes are in several of their books, including The New McDougall Cookbook
, and The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook
I can usually find most of his books for 75 cents (plus shipping) at half.com. I continue to order them there from time to time to share with family and friends. There are about 35 listings there this morning, as I type this post:
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Educating yourself can help to motivate you, empower you, and can be the foundation of your successful program to restore your health and appearance (as Dr. McDougall says)! --and can move you out of a "crisis" mode into a steady moving forward of visible accomplishments and results! I see from your post that a better understanding about "where do I get my protein" and about "complex carbohydrates" and about "whole grains" and about "apporved foods and brands", etc. will be very helpful to you, and I know of no better place at this time for you to begin a lifetime of learning about all of those AND more--resulting in better and better health, than right here on this website. --but there is some effort on your part required to obtain and learn and apply new information, and to enjoy the incredible results.
It can be a lot of fun learning this lifestyle, mastering the recipes, coming to the board for clarification and support--and eventually to be able yourself to help others who are now where you once were.
For example, you might go to the "Food & Recipes" forum on this board and post a message there asking for McDougall
er's Favorite Burrito and Pizza recipes, and letting the Board Members know that you need "details"; that you are brand new to cooking this way and you need brand names, approved ingredients, resources, directions, cooking times, etc.
You'll find this is one of the most generous and giving groups of people you will find anywhere, when the McDougaller's here are responding to those who are sincere seekers of the McDougall Program.
My last suggestion (s) for now is if you decide the full McDougall Program will benefit you
, to come here to this website often, read and pay attention, and do your homework, and learn for yourself from the resources here what are approved foods and beverages on this program and which are not
, and seek out answers to your specific questions, and to post questions here on the Discussion Board; but to also use discernment when possible, watching for those who are
responding in the context of the McDougall program, and who are not
promoting another program or personal agenda. Dr. McDougall is extremely generous with what he allows to be posted on this board, and there is little "monitor" involvement. If you want "McDougall" answers from "McDougallers" here on the "McDougall" board, you are at the right place! If you decide to stay and hang out with us, it doesn't take very long to get an idea of who is "talking McDougall".
And of course, there is always the option, as you have wisely done, to "Ask Jeff".
I look forward to the day when you come to the board with your first very own original McDougall-approved burrito recipe
, and share it with us, while at the same time posting your new PERFECT triglyceride numbers!!
Wishing you the very best, and hope you will choose to "Keep Coming Back