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4/21/14 11:55 A

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OK - that does make sense. I suppose without guidelines some people might assume they're doing OK just eating nuts and seeds all day.

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4/21/14 10:14 A

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oh by the way there are several raw spark teams on spark, have you seen those teams? (I used to be on them )

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4/21/14 10:12 A

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I think he is saying to eat the whole food type fat like nuts, avocados, seeds but when your losing weight you have to be very careful about eating these food cause they are high in fat and they are very easy to over eat.

We have to remember that fruits and veggies also have fats.

So I think the question is how much fat should one eat to be healthy and the problem is that we eat waaay to much fat them we need. And of course that is why alot of people are fat.

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4/21/14 9:46 A

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Thanks. I don't really need the plan/recommendations though, as I am already eating raw vegan. emoticon

I was just curious as to why he and others seem to be emphasising "low fat" raw vegan, and indeed if he advises against eating high fat vegan foods such as avocados, nuts and seeds. I realize I didn't make that clear in my original statement (also I hadn't read up on him yet).

So I'm really just curious about this low fat thing and to what extent he advises it - because if he's advising people to restrict raw vegan foods that just happen to be high in fat, I'd have to say I really disagree with that.

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4/20/14 12:36 P

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Hi, there, Gardyloo (is that what we should call you?) -- Dr. McDougall has a website with all his recommendations on it. The main two are no animal products and very little fat: www.drmcdougall.com/health/education
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4/20/14 2:33 A

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Hello! I've never heard of this McDougall person/plan (I don't live in the US), but this group seemed to be the closest to what I'm doing now which is 100% raw vegan - the only other group I could find was called, "Lowfat Raw Vegan" and I very much do not go along with the low fat aspect! Just a little bit about me: I was vegetarian for 20 years, then "cooked" vegan for 5 and now for the past few weeks I've been 100% raw vegan. At every stage I've noticed changes. Up till now switching from vegetarian to vegan was the most dramatic change, as eliminating dairy completely got rid of my asthma/hay fever symptoms, but I kept finding it hard to lose weight because I was such an avid bread/pasta/rice addict. As I've said, I'm only a few weeks into 100% raw (or as I've experienced, SCARY WHEAT WITHDRAWAL lol), but now I can honestly say I'm noticing some changes. I have been eating as much as I want of fresh fruits, veggies and seeds - so I haven't been hungry at all - and yet I've already lost 5 kilos (!!). Anyway, it's good to find this group!

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3/16/14 12:35 P

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Welcome! If there are specifics we can help with, please ask! I've been McDougalling on and off since 1983, and I know there are other great folks here who are full of ideas and advice.

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3/16/14 8:15 A

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Hi!

Lurker peeking out here. I started McDougalling out of desperation a couple years ago,after a prolactinoma (benign pituitary tumor) diagnosis. That cost me a bunch of pregnancies, and packed on weight that they told me would probably never come off again. They advised me to try Atkins or South Beach, but to lower my expectations. As a long-time vegetarian, that was unacceptable, so I fired the useless docs and after copious research found McDougall. So far have lost ten pounds of the 30 that the tumor packed on. Have had trouble staying true to the program, much as I want to, so I decided to take a chance and become visible here. :) So...Hi!

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2/3/14 5:27 A

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Hi, I just started the McDougall Diet, hoping to cure my Hiatal Hernia and GERD. Looking forward to better understanding this diet, tips and recipes.
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1/23/14 7:45 P

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Thanks for the welcome. emoticon

I did my research on what to eat on a gluten free diet and am not worried. There's so much more available than there was a few years ago or so it seems. I think the key is to focus on slow carbs.

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1/20/14 11:35 P

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I think you'll find lots to eat! Try the gluten-free tag at blog.fatfreevegan.com.

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Good luck with the McDougall plan.

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1/20/14 4:47 P

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I was vegetarian for several years and made the jump to vegan status until I was diagnosed with a wheat allergy and gluten sensitivity. I had no idea what to eat and felt a bit overwhelmed so I slowly went back to an omnivore diet. However, for health and ethical reasons, I am going back to vegetarianism. I usually eat vegan during the week and eat vegetarian on the weekends. Tomorrow, I am starting a 10 day McDougall challenge which I will blog about.



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