Yes! We took the plunge and signed up for the 2017 McDougall Hawaii Adventure. We were very impressed with the excellent management of the event. A special thanks to Carol for such a flawless event!
We met lots of great and interesting people and enjoyed all the adventures. My personal favorite adventures were the Fern Grotto rain forest and the Koloa zipline. We also enjoyed the Kamokila Hawaiian Village, Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Backcountry tubing through sugar cane irrigation canals and tunnels and the Waimea Canyon Tour. We even enjoyed a special treat watching a mother humpback whale and her baby playing near the beach as we ate lunch. The mother was breaching and rolling over in the water while the baby "slapped" the water with it's tail. Each day was concluded with a captivating lecture by Dr. McDougall.
The food was truly gourmet, but, I was surprised to see so many offerings with fat percentages over the McDougall (7%) guidelines. It was truly an "all you can eat" buffet, so there was something for everyone's taste and discipline. With that, I conducted an experiment: Stuff myself miserably full of starches - as much as I could possibly eat, all three meals every day for a full week (within my standard <10% fat). My weight before the trip was 121.2 lbs. Weight after the trip was 120.8 lbs. I think that constitutes a no gain or loss - in line with the "Counting Calories" blog.
See Dr. McDougall's live webinar recorded in Kauai right in the same restaurant where we watched the whales!
This adventure was scheduled to be the last McDougall Adventure, but due to popular demand, another just might be scheduled!!