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Eat More, Weigh Less

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  239 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Here, in the bestselling tradition of Reversing Heart Disease, Dr. Dean Ornish presents a scientifically validated lifestyle and eating plan that takes off unwanted weight, reduces the risk of heart disease, and—best of all—leaves you feeling full and satisfied, simply by cutting back dietry fat to 10% of the total calories you eat. A New York Times hardcover bestseller an ...more
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Published June 8th 1993 by HarperAudio (first published 1993)
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Eat More, Weigh Less will speak directly to all those folks who have been struggling to feel better, achieve a healthful weight and gain more energy while trying to sort through the conflicting, confusing onslaught of dietbook information. Dr. Dean Ornish suggests an eating lifestyle not a diet, based on whole, unprocessed grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes including soy, and nonfat dairy foods that is easy to follow, abundant in variety, and packed with nutrients. The book contains great recip ...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
This is a very, very restricted diet, yet very much not a fad diet. It's actually backed by science, and Doctor Ornish actually is well known in the medical community for being able to reverse blockages to the heart using diet, instead of surgery or drugs. So this actually isn't snake oil, but rooted in science, and the focus of the diet isn't actually losing weight, but getting healthy. The down side? Well, this diet bans meat, poultry, fish and seafood--which may be fine for vegetarians, but h ...more
Mar 08, 2011 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, cookbooks
Life Choice Program:
Food to eat: beans and legumes, fruits, grains, and vegetables.
Food to eat in moderation: nonfat dairy products and nonfat commercially produced products.
Food to eat rarely: meat, oils, avocados, olives, nuts/seeds, high/low-fat dairy, sugar, and alcohol. Alcohol is high in calories and your body turns it into simple sugars. Also, alcohol reduces your body's ability to burn fat by one third. Reduce salt intake (to help reduce water retention). Limit caffeine. Diet soda rei
If the ingredients list for each recipe in this book didn't have 15-20 ingredients or they weren't expensive foods, or if it didn't look like you'd spend literally all your spare time in the kitchen making these healthy meals, it might have been easier for me to be interested in this program; after all, the author has a lot of great points, and really most of it seems like common sense. But I don't have lots of money or lots of time. So I will have to look for something a little more practical f ...more
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
This was my introduction to the idea of lowfat/high bulk eating, and for that I will always be grateful. The text portion of the book is easy to read and understand.

Unfortunately, you'd have to have a full-time cook and lots of money to get much use out of the recipes!
Kathy (McDowell) Miller
I probably would have rated this book higher if it wasn't for the most part, a cookbook (250 pages of recipes). Then again, maybe not. I used to be a meat-eater and then suddenly after reading "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman, I went vegan--just like that! I still eat the occasional meal with cheese or fish because it's extremely difficult to go out to eat without eating ANYthing animal-related, and vegan cheese is just gross! But I'm at least 90% vegan and feeling much healthier for doing so.

Carol Drufke-Zeller
Jan 19, 2010 Carol Drufke-Zeller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone wanting to change their life!
Recommended to Carol by: CVS pharmacy
Well, it is a serious life style change to adopt this program, but so far it has more or less been quite advantageous! I have lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks, and inches as well, which I have recorded each week, and will continue to do so. I have pledged 30 lbs to Biggest Loser's Feed America food bank program. I truly feel Dr. Ornish has nothing but wonderful and helpful information in this book. It is a matter of choosing a new lifestyle and adapting to it. Some take to it right away and love it. A bit ...more
Lei Anne
Jun 02, 2013 Lei Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book 2 years ago. I hadn't had a chance to write back to Dr. Ornish to give him a feedback, but the steps I took really did take a long time as he said he would. Watching what I eat, how much I've eaten and knowing full well what I'm eating has certainly made a significant difference. I've not gained a lot of weight but I've certainly kept the weight I needed it to be.
Jan 24, 2008 Ricki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun read, surprisingly enough! I learned a lot about eating habits, how they are formed and how they can be improved to live more healthfully. He also has some really good recipes, although they can be a little involved.
Jan 03, 2013 Janet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the book that showed me how to cook without fat. It saved me after I spent a week in the hospital with a gallbladder attack.
Will Craighead
May 27, 2012 Will Craighead rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 30, 2013 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In addition to his other books this book was exactly what I needed.
This eating program will not only help you lose weight but it will bring down your cholesterol numbers!
Apr 25, 2010 Bronwen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, food
will try some of the recipes. liked the recipes and menu ideas.
Mar 30, 2015 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a re-read
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