Michele said she doesn't "know what is considered high in starch or how to
figure out how many calories ". If you're following MWLP and want to
accelerate or jump start your weight loss, don't worry about calories. You
just need to change the ratio of starchy foods and yellow/green vegetables.
Starchy foods are potatoes, corn, rice, grains, legumes, beans. Rather
than trying to figure out the caloric ratio, use your eye. Fill your plate
with more squash, salad, artichoke hearts, and whatever else you enjoy.
Then include a smaller portion of the starchier choices than you have
been. Whatever you do, don't let yourself be hungry--this is
self-defeating. If you start to get hungry, reach for the yellow/green
vegetables first. Then if you're still hungry, reach for something
McDougal isn't big on water, but I find that when I don't drink lots of
water, I'll feel hungry and food doesn't seem to satisfy. Probably because
I'm really thirsty, but my mind doesn't recognize that connection well yet.