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McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program

Over the past several digests I've seen several requests for information 
about the McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program.  I follow the program 
and have had excellant results, however, I could not possibly imagine 
being able to email someone all the information they would need to know 
to follow the program effectively.  You really need to read the book for 

The essence of the program is that you eat a diet heavy on green and 
yellow vegetable and some whole grains.  No processed grains are allowed 
(i.e. bread, pasta, white rice, etc), no soy, no dairy, no eggs, no 
oil, etc.
However, the book covers much more than just that.  It discusses why the 
diet works, the importance of carbohydrates to your body, controlling 
blood sugar for maximum weight loss, tactics for dealing with depression, 
exercise information, and many, many other interesting and important 
pieces of information.  

While simply following the dietary suggestions may help you lose some 
weight, you won't be able to explain your diet to others because you 
won't even understand it yourself.  Friends and relatives are a lot more 
interested in it as a possibility for themselves when I can 
explain scientifically exactly why what I am doing works so well. And 
show them that waht I am doing is not only safe, but is actually much 
better for my body then the SAD diet plans. And they are frequently 
reasured to know that after I reach and maintain my goal weight, I will 
be able to eat bread, pasta, and soy again :-)  
I also think it is much easier to stick to the plan if you yourself  
understand completely why you are doing the things you are doing and how 
they help you towards your goal.

If you are interested in trying the diet, then it really is absolutely 
essential that you read the book.  

The book is still in print, so if your local bookstore 
doesn't have it they should be able to order it for you.  No money?  Try the 
library...even if they don't have it, they may be able to get it for you 
via inter-library loan.  Finally, even if you have no bookstores or 
libraries with 300 miles of you, you can order it from several places on 
the net like Amazon Books or even McDougall's Right Foods homepage.

Of course, this is all just my opinion, and you can take it or leave it 
at will...