I am torn between the McDougall diet vs Fuhrman
diet. Which one is better?
They are both plant based. Fuhrman focuses
more on beans and greens, while McDougall
focuses on starch.
Furhman says if you want to lose weight that
you shouldn’t eat more than a cup of starches
a day. Why doesn’t McDougall limit them?
It is actually really hard for your body to
convert starchy carbohydrates to fat. Starch
is not the enemy of the ever expanding waist
Don’t you think that Eat to Live and the Joel
Furhman way of eating is more nutritionally
It is true that beans and greens have a lot
of nutrition, but they are also hard on the
digestive system. Starches are easy to digest
and are easy to sustain long term.
I noticed that the more beans I eat the more
gassy I feel. It gets embarrassing sometimes.
Doctor Furhman’s plan is great in theory and
I could see how people lose weight on it.
However, there is something extremely satisfying
about potatoes and rice. It just makes you
feel good to eat them.
They call potatoes a comfort food for a reason.
Don’t people lose weight following McDougall
Yes, definitely. If you want to lose even
more, he has a Maximum Weight Loss plan.
McDougall has less fat in the diet doesn’t
Yes, Furhman is definitely heavier on the
nuts and seeds. I find that if I eat too much
fat I feel really bogged down.
Why can’t these experts just agree with each
Want to get even more confused? Add Neal Barnard,
the China Study Diet, the Esselstyn Diet,
and the Ornish Diet into the mix as well.
Don’t even get me started on that. Choosing
between John McDougall and Joel Furhman is
hard enough as it is! When it comes down to
it, is the Starch Solution or Eat to Live
Why not take the best out of both. Focus on
starches and vegetables, but allow yourself
some extra beans and greens to get in even
Sounds like a diet plan I can live with!