5 weeks on John McDougall’s “Starch Solution” – report so far — 6 Comments

  1. Happy to hear about the weight loss!. Im still struggling. I try and try- nothing,. Thrn i lose 3 pounds. Then i gain gain them back. Totally a nightmare. Im glad you have success!

    Keep going! Success is wonderful!

  2. How long after you start the starch diet should you start seeing your bs numbers decrease?

  3. Hi. If you read my later posts you will see I’m not strictly on Starch Solution anymore (I was having trouble losing weight), but rather generally on WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) with guidelines from people like Dr. Greger and Chef AJ (lower calorie density, etc).

    Anyway, blood sugar comes down slowly. HbA1c is an average over several months. My blood sugar was originally over 11! Very dangerous. It dropped slowly over a year or so and now is 5.5. I’ve been off blood sugar medications for over a year now.

    Your blood sugar should drop slowly over time as you lose weight, if you are overweight. It’s definitely not quick. But it’s sure and steady.

  4. 6 weeks on the starch solution and down 5 pounds. But my blood work has gone nuts! My cholesterol didn’t budge. It is 189 same as before i started. The worse was the triglycerides are now at 250 from all the starch. They were within normal range before the starch diet. My doc wants to put me on a triglyceride lowering diet. Ugh! So, i am going to back off the starches, keep the no dairy and low fat but add a little lean protein. All in all really disapointed!

  5. You might want to read some of my more recent posts. I am currently down 138 pounds to an all time low of 148 pounds. My cholesterol is extremely low, and my blood sugar is completely normal. I’m not exactly doing the starch solution, but I do have potatoes for breakfast every morning and corn at night, and fruits during the day. I follow whole food plant-based eating, with a concentration on low calorie density foods.

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