I don't do doctors
Actually, you are "doing" one doctor by, according to your testimony, strictly following the McDougall program for many years. Why do you choose not to go to a doctor who can diagnose your medical problem?
I have wondered if I just eat too many starches, but then again all the McD books are like - eat till you are full - ya know?
So fill up on more vegetables. That is easy.
I happen to like potatoes and brown rice!!
Is good health a matter of what you like or of what is good for you?
I eat strict McDougall!!!
Based on what you have told us, which is all that anyone in this topic-thread has to go on, if I were you, I would be extremely concerned about possible serious medical problems. Again, if I were you, I would very quickly have a physical exam to help uncover the cause of the potentially very serious problem you are having.
I must say that what you have claimed -- that you are strictly McDougalling and yet still obese without any improvement at all -- contradicts everything I have read about and seen with my own eyes. That raises many questions.
For example, I wonder if perhaps you have made a mistake in reporting your situation. I base this question on personal experience with others.
For example, I once knew a young man, J, who wanted to lose about 30 pounds. We talked about the McDougall Program. He said he would follow it. He lost about 8 pounds in a few weeks, and then stopped losing. I asked him how closely he was following the program. He said, "Completely."
When visiting him one day, and sitting in his kitchen, I saw him open his frig to get a jar of cold water.
What I saw in his frig were these things: A block of cheese, a carton of eggs, and a gallon of whole milk.
Stunned, I asked him how he could be strictly McDougalling and yet eat that sort of thing. He said, "Oh, those are for the weekend. I McDougall only during the week, but on weekends anything goes."
Oh. My experience with him -- and several others who inaccurately reported what they are doing -- is one reason I have doubts about things some people tell me, if those things contradict everything I have seen and experienced myself.
So, perhaps there is an error somewhere in your reporting?