Although this educational opportunity provided by Ask the Food Coach may contain materials from Dr. John McDougall, his books, and website, the classes, and their content are presented entirely independent of the McDougall Program. The use of “McDougall” materials in any form is not an endorsement of the classes being presented, however, a Food Coach-style meal plan results in many medical benefits as well as weight control. The Food Coach Plan is not a controlled situation as the 10-Day Live-in McDougall Program is. Anticipating those kinds of results can only be achieved from a 10-day controlled environment. As the Food Coach recommends, you should always check with your healthcare provider before changing your diet or medications.