The Mcdougall Program

By John A. McDougall

A nationally revered health worker with a bestselling tune list offers a confirmed software for optimum healthiness. whole with a 12-day diet regime, a hundred thirty recipes, and an in depth alphabetical directory of illnesses that may be helped throughout the McDougall way of life, this application is a useful blueprint for a life-time event in sturdy wellbeing and fitness.

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Sally: ldl cholesterol 218 mg/dl. Triglycerides 104 mg/dl. Blood sugar ninety eight mg/dl. M E D I C A T I O N S : Sam: Dyazide (a diuretic) two times an afternoon, Inderal (a beta-blocker) 10 mg 4 occasions an afternoon, Calan (a calcium blocker) eighty mg thrice an afternoon. 10 nitroglycerin pills at the present time. Sally: 2 aspirin 4 occasions this day for reduction of complications and arthritic discomfort. D A I L Y L E S S O N : with a view to switch, you first need to research what to do. perform what you have discovered. initially a bit religion is helping. 126 • THE THE MCDOUGALL WATERMANS' FIRST application DAY Sally and Sam Waterman all started this system on a Monday. Over the weekend that they had performed their procuring and advised their kids and some solid neighbors approximately their plans, in hopes that they might provide encouragement and help. Sunday evening they ate a number of red meat chops for dinner after which, in a superb feel, kissed meat goodbye. Monday they awakened devoted to the McDougall software, ate oatmeal and cantaloupe for breakfast, and went off to paintings. Sam had prepared an appointment together with his heart specialist for overdue within the morning of this primary day to have his blood strain taken. either Sam and Sally had prepared for blood assessments to be performed ahead of breakfast. that they had weighed themselves on their toilet scale, which that they had checked for accuracy by means of evaluating their readings with the doctor's scales. either took quick Pizza with them to paintings and warmed it in microwave ovens of their staff' lounges. while the paintings day was once performed, either went domestic a bit early, and, jointly within the kitchen, they ready a chili and rice dinner. ahead of going to sleep, they shared a summing-up of the day. Sally wasn't feeling too good. She was once having a brand new type of headache—more generalized, everywhere her head rather than simply in her brow like she frequently had. She figured it used to be from caffeine withdrawal, which I had warned her approximately. Sam felt ok other than that he was once nonetheless hungry although he had eaten loads of chili and rice for dinner—he deliberate to consume a rice cake with a few natural fruit jam prior to mattress. His chest discomfort used to be an analogous; he'd taken a nitroglycerin pill after breakfast, round midday, a few within the afternoon, after which one round 5 o'clock in advance of leaving paintings, and he was once nonetheless taking them. As he placed it, "You cannot count on whatever sensational to ensue at the first day, and along with, McDougall used to be most likely exaggerating approximately how briskly we are going to see adjustments. " Sam a n d Sally's workout application Sally and Sam started their athletic stint in a modest variety, taking separate walks on Monday morning and strolling jointly after dinner on Monday evening. They have been coming off a 15- to twentyyear workout holiday and of course had a few sore muscle tissues the following morning. yet, pain as he did from the indications of middle affliction, Sam THE PROGRA M • i65 Waterman had an even bigger challenge to address. He may possibly stroll purely brief distances, and quite slowly at that, simply because after a couple of minutes within the straight-away his chest ache could strike. If the soreness used to be bearable, he sat down for a short while till it eased off.

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