The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 1623360277

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades―even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help readers lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, readers will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel their best.

Including a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, helpful weekly menu planner, and nearly 100 delicious, affordable recipes, The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help readers shed pounds, improve their health, save money, and change their lives.

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remained in good health on an average 61 grams of protein daily. Chittenden’s final trial involved eight Yale student athletes, some of them with exceptional performance records. The students ate an average of 64 grams of protein daily while maintaining their activities, and found that their athletic performance improved by a striking 35 percent. Chittenden concluded in 1904 that 35 to 50 grams of protein per day allowed adults to maintain their health and physical fitness. Studies over the

large part of the skin to the summer sun for 20 to 30 minutes at one time provides about 10,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D.32 The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health recommend 200 IU daily, so you can see that 10,000 units is far more than enough. In spring, summer, and fall, exposing the hands, face, and arms to the noontime sun for 5 minutes two to three times a week is plenty for light-skinned people.33 Because their skin is darker and

dried fruits and juices. Keep fresh fruits to one or two a day. Avoid flours and flour products, including breads, bagels, and pastas. Steer clear of all high-fat plant foods, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, and soy-based foods. Eat many small meals a day rather than one or two large ones. Eat a simple meal plan, like sweet potatoes and broccoli or beans and rice with a nonstarchy vegetable. Greater variety results in more food consumed. Don’t eat out at restaurants. Exercise more

biscuits at room temperature in a tightly sealed bag for up to 2 days. PREP: 15 MINUTES | BAKE: 16 TO 18 MINUTES • MAKES 12 2 cups white whole wheat flour or 1 cup each all-purpose and whole wheat flour 2⁄3 cup rolled oats � cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder � teaspoon salt 2⁄3 cup soy milk or rice milk � cup sparkling water � cup Sunsweet Lighter Bake 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2⁄3 cup fresh blueberries (optional) Preheat the oven to 400°F. Stir together the flour,

chopped fresh cilantro 3⁄4 cup bottled or homemade fat-free salad dressing 1 tablespoon regular or reduced-sodium soy sauce � teaspoon Tabasco sauce Put the rice and all of the beans and the chickpeas in a large bowl; stir to combine. Add the corn, peas, onion, pimiento, olives, and cilantro and mix again. In a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing, soy sauce, and Tabasco until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix to coat everything well. Cover the salad and refrigerate

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