Hmmmmm, a very interesting discussion.
I'd be interested in hearing if any McDougallers came here initially
to begin any of Dr. McDougall's programs and knew they were coming here planning to NOT be strict or serious about following the program?????????
(maybe incorrectly) that those who are not 100% compliant "mean to be" compliant (like me), but either from not yet understanding all the details of the program, or what foods are approved on which program, or how to read labels, etc.; or from conscious choice for one reason or another, (or To Eat one food or another
), or from giving in to temptation
, or lack of planning, or not wanting to cook that day, etc., (whatever) just don't follow the principles at one time or another.
...but, I've thought for most all of us McDougallers, we have a desire to retain or restore our health and appearance, and would LOVE to be strict, 100% compliant McDougallers, if only we COULD?
Is that way off base?