[Before making any changes to your lifestyle, diet, medications, or exercise be sure to get permission from your doctor.]

Fat people are desperate for easy weight loss diets and they’ll do, and pay, just about anything to achieve weight loss. They’ll do anything except the single-most effective action that has been proven to work in almost every case. Why don’t they do it?

Many don’t know. Many trust the authorities, including doctors and nutritionists to reveal effective programs for optimum health. Many read physical fitness magazines and trust the reporters to be health experts.

But the BEST diet is out there. Some of us know about it. You should, too.

So, I ask the question, “Were those participants who suffered weight rebound, after leaving the TV show and coaches, victims of the TYPES OF FOOD they were encouraged to eat?”  The answer is likely, “Yes”. The type of food those participants were encouraged to eat, likely was less than the optimal TYPE OF FOOD for the purpose of losing weight.

  1. FOOD  TYPE  IS CRITICAL to weight gain/loss and weight management.  Here is a slogan to remember. Dr. John McDougall, MD., warns,   “The fat you eat is the fat you wear.”
  2. What about dairy? Dr. John McDougall points out that COW’S MILK IS DESIGNED TO GROW BABY COWS INTO BIG COWS. What are the effects when humans drink cows milk? Hmmmm. Something to think about. “Cow’s milk is notorious for stimulating an increase in growth hormones”.See End Note 1

Let’s examine the TYPE OF FOOD those participants were likely encouraged to eat to determine if #1 or #2, above, were part of their “weight loss” program and what possibly caused their weight rebound after they left the show and rigidity of their exercise routines:

  • Breakfasts suggested contain plenty of animal-sourced protein and fat-containing foods. Egg whites, whole egg, omelet, cheese, skim milk, sausage, Canadian Bacon, peanut butter, almond butter, and OLIVE OIL.
  • Snacks suggested contain plenty of animal-sourced protein and fat-containing foods. Yogurt, hummus, cheese, lean meat, cottage cheese, nuts, chips, smoothies.
  • Lunches suggested contain plenty of animal-sourced protein and fat-containing foods. Lean chicken breast, grilled chicken, turkey, beef, cheese, low-fat cheese, salad dressing, skim milk, avocado, nuts.
  • Dinners suggested contain plenty of animal-sourced protein and fat-containing foods. Salmon or other fish, nuts, olive oil, turkey, shrimp, halibut, pork, yogurt, sheese, nuts, dressing.

The TYPES OF FOOD they were encouraged to eat just might be the crucial issue causing weight rebound after participants were on their own again. From breakfast to evening snacks, some of those coaches and some of those writers suggested to eat fat, fat, fat and animal-, and dairy-sources of protein, protein, protein.

Let’s take a closer look at those TYPES OF FOOD.

  • Egg whites, whole egg, omelet, Canadian Bacon, salmon, other fish, turkey, shrimp, halibut, pork, lean-chicken breast, grilled chicken, turkey, beef, lean meat, sausage.
    • Even the leanest cut of meat contains close to 30% fat. Remember the adage, “You eat fat…you wear fat”. To lose weight and keep it off you have to follow the advice of the great doctors who are stopping, even rolling back, chronic diseases related to animal-, dairy-, fish-, and poultry-sources of protein and fats. Avoid them. As a bonus point, let me add that these products are also high in methionine, a sulphur-based amino acid that often causes body odor.
  • Cheese, skim milk, yogurt, cottage cheese.
    • Often cheese contains as much as 70% fat.   “…two studies conducted in older adults observed significantly greater weight gain in the dairy product groups…” See End Note 2  By the way, “dairy” does mean: milk, cheese, yogurt, cream, and butter…food made from milk.  Also see comments in Dr. Mcdougall’s newsletter: “Marketing Milk and Disease”, by Dr. John McDougall. May, 2003. http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougall/030500pudairyanddisease.htm
  • Nuts and anything made from nuts.
    • Nuts contain significant amounts of fat. When trying to lose weight and hold it off, avoid nuts.
  • Peanut butter, almond butter, and any other butter.
    • All butter contains significant amounts of fat.
  • Hummus.
    • Many varieties of commercially available hummus contain oil, sometimes significant amounts of oil, (see oil above). 
  • Chips.
    • Often chips contain, or are fried in, oils, (see oil above).
  • Smoothies.
    • Dr. John McDougall, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, both MDs, point out that smoothies do not allow the natural enzymes from one’s saliva to mix with the food as does chewing our food. For that reason, eating the fruit or vegetables, rather than making juices or smoothies,  is always preferable.
  • Salad dressing.
    • Salad dressings, and many other sauces, often contain oil (see oil above), sugar, fructose, sometimes cheese, (see cheese above), and sometimes animal products. 
  • Avocado.
    • Avocado is high in fat. If you are trying to lose weight, remember what Dr. Mcdougall said, “the fat you eat is the fat you wear.”

To lose weight successfully, and to keep it off for a lifetime, eat the types of food that help you to succeed. Eat: whole-plant foods. But AVOID: meat, fish, dairy, poultry, cheese, eggs, yogurt, and milk.


  1. THE STARCH SOLUTION by Dr. John A. McDougall, MD. and Mary McDougall.  2012. P. 143.
  2. “When Friends Ask: “Why Don’t You Drink Milk?” by Dr. John A. Mcdougall. Dr. McDougall’s newsletter series, Marh 2007.  https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/mar/dairy.htm
  3. MANDATORY READING:  The Starch Solution, by Dr. John A. McDougall, MD and Mary Mcdougall, 2012. …And… Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. MD.  January, 2008