I have been a vegetarian without results. Do you know of any diet that might solve my problems? The answer is, probably. I am always amazed at the powerful impact diet has on health — even with problems that on the surface do not appear to be diet-related. But this should not surprise me because our foods are the most frequent, intimate, and diversified contacts we have with our environment. Molecule for molecule, we interact with the components in our foods more than with air or water, and, obviously, substances found in food are more complex than the compounds found in air or water. At the very least, I know how John Smith and others desperate to find relief can find out if a change in diet will help them and that is to try the most therapeutic of all diets — the elimination diet.
I wanted to see how I felt, how manageable it was, and, predictably, if I could lose a little of my extra winter weight — from last year. A friend and I decided to follow a program together and we chose Dr. Now, let me warn you that much of what Dr. McDougall espouses goes against current dietary trends. It is nearly the opposite of Paleo : it is pro-starch and anti-fat. It is vegan. It is a little bit extreme. And I love it. High carb, low carb, high protein, low protein, high fat, low fat, you name it. Nothing was hitting the sweet spot for me.
Think about it. Thanks, Mom! I am having a bowl of brown rice and some cooked vegetables tonight. Go to Community recipes! Only salt is allowed if not restricted for other health reasons. Except soy sauce is not allowed.