Why Am I Not Losing Weight on the Starch Solution? These 12 Simple Tweaks Can Help
The Starch Solution, created by John McDougall, MD, is a low-fat plant-based diet that focuses on eating potatoes, whole-grain products, beans, vegetables, and fruit. The emphasis is on whole foods, with no animal products, no oil, no processed foods, and limited sugars. The goal of the Starch Solution is for optimal health, and many people follow it for weight loss. But what if you're not losing weight?
If you're happy with your weight, and not in a hurry to lose, or don't live with a chronic illness, Dr. McDougall says to just stick to the basic Starch Solution diet. But if you're following the Starch Solution and aren't losing weight, are gaining weight, or have hit a weight-loss plateau, Dr. McDougall shares tips on pages 192 and 216 of The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight For Good! to achieve maximum weight loss. Note: these tips are only meant to be followed until you reach your weight-loss goal.