What is a Mary’s mini?

I get a lot of questions about Mary’s mini. I follow the McDougall diet… a whole food, plant based, no oil lifestyle diet. The McDougall diet is dubbed “the healthiest diet on the planet” and I wholeheartedly believe it. You can find all the information you will ever need on Doc’s website http://www.drmcdougall.com. This is my resource for all things health related.

So what is a Mary’s mini? Mary is doc’s wife and the back bone of all of the recipes and cooking styles required to live this lifestyle vibrantly. In a world of rich food and feasting every day it is easy to gravitate your whole food plant based diet to a less healthy version with added richness. Sometimes we get off track and need to get back on the healthy train. A Mary’s mini is the ticket to getting back on track.

A Mary’s mini is meant to last 10 days and be boring as hell! You pick a starch… I choose potato but you can choose brown rice, corn or a squash. Once you pick your starch… that is your food for the next 10 days.

So if you choose potatoes… for 10 days your breakfast, lunch and dinner will be potatoes… as plain as possible. You can boil, bake, steam or microwave your potato. You are to eat until you are comfortably full and try to stick to 3 meals a day. You can add green and yellow non-starchy vegetables to your plate. You may use a small amount of the following condiments… soy sauce, veggie broth, mustard, ketchup, salsa, dry spices, hot sauce and vinegar.

FOLLOW MARY’S MINI FOR 10 DAYS… YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT, YOU WILL FEEL BETTER, YOU WILL STRUGGLE…. BUT IT IS ALL WORTH IT!

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