Good Morning! Tomorrow is the kick off of our ten day plant based boot camp. It is a version of Mary’s Mini McDougall Diet. The Mcdougall eating plan is strict low/no fat vegan and it is a lifestyle! I started this lifestyle July 21, 2016. The picture on the left is me on Mother’s Day May 2016 and the one on the right is May 2017. In 10 months I lost over 20 pounds of body fat. I feel better and have more energy. My eczema, stomach issues, arthritis, and high blood pressure are gone! I have more energy and sleep better. I am protecting myself from heart disease, diabetes, and most cancers! I highly recommend you read Dr. John McDougall’s book The Starch Solution. He has 3 quick start videos on his website drmcdougall.com. The first one is Dr. McDougall explaining why a low fat animal free diet is essential for health. The second video is his wife Mary telling you what and how to cook and the third video is Mary telling you how to eat out and socialize.
The plant based boot camp is my spin off from Mary’s mini which is a diet to jumpstart or reconnect with the lifestyle. It is a good way to reconnect with the less processed McDougall plan. As with any plan when on it long enough you may start to stray. This boot camp is a grounding to the basic principals of the program rules … eat whole plant foods with no added fat! I am hoping to lose 5 pounds in the 10 days but others have lost up to 10. Some of the people that are participating have not ever been exposed to this lifestyle. The boot camp is a good way to jump into the lifestyle and feel the benefits rapidly. I am betting that if the plan is followed closely the participants will lose 5-10 pounds and notice a change in their health and energy levels!
For the boot camp… participants will choose their starch… Potato, Sweet Potato, Rice, or Corn! They will stick to this starch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 10 days. Half their plate will be the starch and the other half will be a variety of raw or cooked vegetables! It is a simple meal plan and meant to be boring. You do not over eat boring! The starch will keep you full and satisfied and there is no calorie counting or limiting portion sizes. So wish us luck!
Watch our progress over the next 10 days! I am hoping for exciting results!