The McCollough Plan is the result of over five years of living the low-carb lifestyle.
Over those years, my wife and I have modified various parts of the famous "Atkins" concept, have ignored some of the parts we don't like, and so forth. We have come up with a system which I will explain here
First off, I am not a medical expert, and what you read here is my experience. I am not telling you to run out and do what I do, but I am sharing the McCollough Plan with folks so they can make their own informed decisions.
Now for the plan:
* Avoid sugar! Number one rule.
* Avoid white flour products.
* Avoid potatoes, corn, and other starchy vegetables.
* Coffee is great! I drink loads of it! Caffienated bevarages? I consume them freely, so long as they are sugar-free.
* Eat tofu. I love tofu. Tofu is packed with good nutrients, and although it is not low-carb, they are good carbs to take in.
* When dining out, look for low-carb items. Now that restaurants are cashing in on the low-carb lifestyle, getting a good meal is pretty easy. On the low end of the scale, it is hard to beat the low-carb version of the Six Dollar Burget at Carl's Jr. At a nice sit-down restaurant, I go for a steak, typically a New York steak. I ask to substitute the potato for a salad.
* EXERCISE! Yeah, I know I just lost half the folks reading this. You want to know the truth? If you do not get off your duff and work it some, you will never be rid of the weight you want to unload. I have been enjoying swimming as of late. Swimming is a fantastic exercise; you work out your whole body at once, you stay cool, you build endurance. I love it.