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My subset of the McDougall Program diet is also very low in fat and high in fiber, but even lower in protein (about 35-50 grams/day, depending on how much food I eat). Likewise, my subset diet is starch-centered, but the starches come mostly from roots and gourds rather than grains, beans, peas, and nuts.
My diet now includes only:
- Starchy roots: potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, and rutabagas.
- Gourds: pumpkin and other winter (hard-shelled) squashes.
- Fruits: berries, apples, bananas, melons, olives, and so forth.
- Vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, etc.), including leaves (such as collard, kale, mustard greens, basil [flavoring], tarragon [flavoring], parsley; roots (such as ginger [flavoring], turnips, etc.); and stems (such as celery); but avoiding concentrated seeds (pepper, celery, curry mix, etc.).
My diet now excludes:
- All animal products -- such as beef, poultry, seafood, and dairy.
- All plant foods made from seeds -- such as grains of all types (rice, corn, oats, wheat, quinoa, etc.), nuts, beans, and peas.
In general terms, and summarizing, my diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and starchy roots.
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