This is probably the most important tip! The Starch Solution is based on the fact that starches are one of the most satisfying food types available, so make sure you’re eating enough of them and eating enough in general. Eat as often as you like and eat until you are comfortably satisfied, not overly stuffed.
Dr. McDougall noted that “enjoyment and satisfaction are the keys to successful diet change and weight loss.” This way of eating should be sustainable and satiating, so if following these tips leaves you hungry or feeling so deprived that you binge, make sure you’re eating enough starches (potatoes, beans, and whole grains).
It will take a little trial and error to figure out what foods and meals work for you. And if you’re coming straight from a standard American diet, there will be an adjustment period as your body gets used to not eating animal products, processed foods, and lots of sugar and oil. Hang in there!
Be patient and kind to yourself, and if you stray from the plan for one meal, just hop back on for the next meal. This is a journey to a healthier you, so think about every meal being an opportunity to nourish yourself.