OK I guess that I have to live up to it. After a very successful first week on the McDougall plan, I fell of the wagon. In spite of my McDougallings, my body started retaining water like crazy(more on that personal issue later, I promise). I quickly grew frustrated with my body. It was a lot of work to avoid ALL oils, and going through that trouble without seeing any results was a disheartening experience. I just had to give up the McDougall plan for the time being, with the intention of returning to it.
Of course there is one major exception, and that is that I continue to cut back on oil when I cook at home. By eliminating some of the empty calories that were coming from oils, I’ve been able to work in more whole grains. They’re full of fiber and really do help control your appetite. Last week, I made some delicious oatmeal for breakfast. The recipe serves two, so you can either find a breakfast partner or save half for the following day. It tastes just as good re-heated, so I give this recipe a D for delicious.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • 2 c. apple juice
  • 1.25 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 2 TBSP. raisins
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1TBSP. cinnamon

1. Bring the apple juice and cinnamon to a boil over medium heat. Add the oats and cook for 5 minutes, or until the liquid disappears.

2. Add the cubed apples and stir. Sprinkle with raisins and brown sugar and serve.