The Starch Solution by John McDougall & Mary McDougall

The Starch Solution

By John McDougall & Mary McDougall

  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades--even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help readers lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, readers will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel their best.

Including a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, helpful weekly menu planner, and nearly 100 delicious, affordable recipes, The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help readers shed pounds, improve their health, save money, and change their lives.


  • Finally

    By ryan3164
    No calorie counting, no points to add up, and no special shakes to buy. Finally! A diet I can actually stick to.
  • Life changing

    By Shaida86es
    If you want to know the truth and and you have been struggling for years of why you can't lose that last 10-20 lbs without dieting get this book. Dr. McDougall has changed my life. I eat the food I love and never have to worry about being hungry. At some point I thought I had a eating disorder until I read the truth about what true nutrition means. Highly recommend this book.
  • Read this for life!

    By Macklin88
    I did not just read this book...I am living this book and living the results! If you care about your health, your family, your life and your must read this book. Dr McDougall and Mary have devoted their lives to your health...just give it 10 days...and see for yourself.
  • Worth Reading

    By TLGSR
    This book is worth reading. What got my attention was what he had to say about dietary supplements.
  • Read this book from cover to cover in a day

    By Dr. Maugh
    I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to see a medical professional take such a serious look at long term health and develop a comprehensive program for health. This plan for healthy eating is exactly what people need. No gimmicks, no tricks, no fads. Just eat starches and veggies and fruits and you have plenty of healthy options. The result may be weight loss or just healthier insides!!! Wonderfully simple, wonderfully thoughtful, and the best part are the awesome recipes in the back that make this plan fun and exciting.
  • This works!

    By Kate the Chemist
    I have followed Dr. McDougall's dietary advice for over 12 years. I used to weight over 300 pounds and had severe steroid-dependent, life-threatening asthma. I find this way of eating (I hate the term 'diet') easy to maintain, since the basis is filling, comforting starches. I lost 180 pounds which I have kept off for over 10 years. My asthma is now in remission and I am drug-free. At 56 I am thin, active and have none of the 'diseases' of my peers: no arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, etc. This is not the latest, greatest weight-loss gimmick - although you will certainly lose weight if you need to. This is about getting your health back for LIFE. The fact that you can also help the animals and the planet by eating a plant-based diet is just icing on the (low-fat) cake. Kate
  • Must read

    By Perry Hall Jeff
    This book is an easy read, but do not let that fool you. The contents are straight forward and life changing if you allow them. McDougall is a straight shooter. His no nonsense approach is refreshing. It's time to wake up people. There's no gray area when it comes to what we put into our bodies and the subsequent effects. There's denial and there's the overwhelming statistics that cannot be ignored......Americans are checking out early everyday because of their food choices. I'd recommend this book to everyone.