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The Mcdougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss Hardcover – 1 Apr 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 323 pages
  • Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc (April 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525936785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525936787
  • Product Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,056,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lifesaving information. Dean Ornish, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum

Dr. John McDougall turns the toxic stew of American diets into vegetable garden broth. Sonoma Business News

Scientific understanding of good nutrition is but one step; putting it into practice is quite another. John and Mary McDougall have done both. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of The China Study, professor Emeritus, Cornell University, and Karen Campbell

The McDougalls work is wonderful a gateway to greater health and better living. John and Deo Robbins, founders of EarthSave

Dr. John McDougall pushes lifestyle changes that keep your belly full and your tummy flat. Niagara Gazette

More compelling reasons for health-conscious individuals to switch to a high-carbohydrate diet. Richmond Mirror

You never have to be fat or hungry again. Your Health

Its rewards include not just a slimmer figure but enhanced physical vitality, mental clarity, and self-esteem. Bookpage"

-Lifesaving information.---Dean Ornish, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum

-Dr. John McDougall turns the toxic stew of American diets into vegetable garden broth.---Sonoma Business News

-Scientific understanding of good nutrition is but one step; putting it into practice is quite another. John and Mary McDougall have done both.---T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of The China Study, professor Emeritus, Cornell University, and Karen Campbell

-The McDougalls' work is wonderful... a gateway to greater health and better living.---John and Deo Robbins, founders of EarthSave

-Dr. John McDougall pushes lifestyle changes that keep your belly full and your tummy flat.---Niagara Gazette

-More compelling reasons for health-conscious individuals to switch to a high-carbohydrate diet.---Richmond Mirror

-You never have to be fat or hungry again.---Your Health

-Its rewards include not just a slimmer figure but enhanced physical vitality, mental clarity, and self-esteem.---Bookpage

"Lifesaving information."--Dean Ornish, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum

"Dr. John McDougall turns the toxic stew of American diets into vegetable garden broth."--Sonoma Business News

"Scientific understanding of good nutrition is but one step; putting it into practice is quite another. John and Mary McDougall have done both."--T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of The China Study, professor Emeritus, Cornell University, and Karen Campbell

"The McDougalls' work is wonderful... a gateway to greater health and better living."--John and Deo Robbins, founders of EarthSave

"Dr. John McDougall pushes lifestyle changes that keep your belly full and your tummy flat."--Niagara Gazette

"More compelling reasons for health-conscious individuals to switch to a high-carbohydrate diet."--Richmond Mirror

"You never have to be fat or hungry again."--Your Health

"Its rewards include not just a slimmer figure but enhanced physical vitality, mental clarity, and self-esteem."--Bookpage --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

John McDougall, M.D., is the author of many previous books, including The McDougall Program, The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, and The New McDougall Cookbook. His latest title is The Healthiest Diet on the Planet: Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best. He is the founder and director of the McDougall Program at St. Helena Hospital in Napa Valley, California, and has a nationally syndicated television show as well as a weekly radio program. He lives in Santa Rosa, California. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Having watched a few videos of Dr McDougall's talks on health and nutrition, I was itching to read this book. It didn't disappoint. The advice is so simple and obvious, it's laughable. As a former low carber(for 10 years) who never lost weight unless I ate absolutely no carbs, not even the 20g allowed, I was convinced that this plan would make me gain weight (high insulin blah blah). I have read all the low carb books out there, I was in touch with the research plus I was a member of low carb blogs and podcasts but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't stick to any sort of low carb regimen and I just wanted a different strategy on losing weight that didn't involve giving myself headaches and being tired all the time. After I read The McDougall Program For Maximum weight loss, I was shocked that I was losing so easily when according to low carb science I should be gaining weight at a phenomenal rate!

Now that I have all the low carb propaganda out of my head, I can see nutrition clearly without the low carb clouded view. Carbs don't make you gain weight, they are the most satisfying foods on earth and exactly what your body needs. It's in fact the carb-fat combination that makes you gain weight and prevents you from losing. In the past I could eat countless slices of bread and butter and never feel full. Numerous cookies, potato fries, cakes galore and Chinese fried rice and I'd still be hungry. Even at home when I was trying to be 'healthy'. I would have some steamed rice with no oil added beef stew(I didn't think the fat in meat counted!) and be surprised that I wasn't losing weight. Duh! These are all fat-carb combinations!

Today I am completely satisfied with a plain slice of toast or maybe a teaspoon of fruit puree.
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Took a while to arrive, but I'm reading it now and its a great book- even though I'm a vegan I can see why I'm not dropping any weight just from reading a few chapters of this book- even though it's second hand it's in great condition- very happy
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I'm familiar with Dr. McDougall's teaching about starch based diet. I fully agree with his opinions and hope more people will buy this book and learn the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Not only health benefits but personal satisfaction lays in this life style.
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This book is clear and simple and good introduction for anyone transitioning to a whole foods, high carb, low fat, vegan diet. Do not agree with all his points but a decent read anyway.
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Went plant based a number of years ago after reading The Starch Solution. This is good follow up read to stay on track with healthy eating with the benefit of weight loss.
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This book helped me lose 20lbs, and keep it off.
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This system is working so well for my wife and I that we purchased a copy for my brother.
A really thoughtful and eye opening book. It will have you saying "Why didn't I see it like this before?" It really works. Try it! Follow it. You won't be disappointed. You don't have to give up all your favourites.
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Being an overweight woman in her 40s, I have lots of experience with trying and failing to lose fat, and with the misery entailed in the process. Dr. McDougall's book has the first system I have found that I really feel I can happily follow, not just to lose weight, but for the rest of my life in order to stay healthy and maintain my weight loss. At first I was startled by what Dr. McDougall had to say about nutrition, but I have found in practice that his claims are correct. My energy level took a big leap forward within two days, and I just keep feeling better all the time. In my experience, losing weight with this system is unbelievably easy and painless, and your food can be as simple or as gourmet as you want to make it. In the past I tried the Atkinson high protein diet (the most opposite one to this!), and even if I did temporarily lose some weight, I couldn't wait to get off that diet and start eating real food again, and I felt very unhealthy on it after a few weeks. On the other hand, I find the McDougall diet to be extremely satisfying, and as a bonus my skin and hair (dried out by the Nevada climate for years now) have become healthy again, and I have more energy and vitality than in years. Also important is that following the McDougall diet ensures that you minimize the toxicities you get from your food (see Howard Lyman's book "Mad Cowboy" for further information on that aspect!). It really feels good to improve your health, do what is right ecologically, and even lose weight as a bonus and keep it off! Everyone should do themselves the favor of reading and trying for themselves this or another of Dr. McDougall's books.
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