On Fri, 29 Aug 1997 18:46:30 -0500 susan@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> This may seem nitpicky, but can anyone explain to me why couscous is
> allowed on the Maximum Weight Loss Plan? It's just pasta, only in itty
> bitty bits! It's definitely a "processed" food, made with semolina
> flour, and not a whole grain.
I think it's because, like most people, John McDougall did not realize
that couscous is not a distinct grain. There is whole wheat couscous,
but, as you note, this is still a pasta and to be consistent with the
rest of his MWLP should not be permitted. I suspect, however, that if
confronted on the issue he would likely say that he hasn't found this
one exception to be a problem in practice. :-)
Being a foodie, I too notice little inconsistencies like this.
Michelle Dick artemis@xxxxxxxxx East Palo Alto, CA