The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health
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The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Your Health

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  256 ratings  ·  40 reviews
The Doctor's Diet is the cure to unhealthy eating — an American epidemic with a death toll higher than that of car accidents, drug abuse, smoking, and gun violence combined. Dr. Stork is genuinely concerned about what he considers to be a true crisis. He has created a flexible and workable diet plan that will help readers lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ul...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Bird Street Books
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Apr 19, 2014 Kj rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kj by: Anyone needing to lose weight or with diabeties.
Scroll down to see my progress after one week on The Doctor's Diet!

I am obsessed with The Doctor's tv show. They have great little health and beauty tips based off of real medicine. When I recently saw their episode about Dr. Travis's new diet I went online and bought the book immediately. Every diet is going to be challenging but most of them work. If you follow most diets you will lose weight but at what cost. Most of them are not healthy and most are not sustainable. Once you get off of the

Second paragraph - week 8 update

I have been on the plan for four weeks now and have lost a total of 12 pounds! (Hence the five stars). Most of the information is basic but I also found his reviews on certain ingredients (i.e. coconut oil, gluten) to be quite honest and he tells why he feels that way. I have not felt hungry at all on the diet (and I have never been known as a "light-eater"). Maybe I can do an update in another four weeks as I, unfortunately, still have a lot more extra baggage to...more
Danielle (is feeling overwhelmed)
The Doctor's Diet was an excellent manual for good health and well-being with plenty of information about the effect of obesity on the body and mind. Laid out in a clear, easy to understand manner, it provides support every step of the way with plenty of tips and motivation.

I liked the fact that there was no deprivation, no food groups cut out or restricted and readers are encouraged to embrace moderation rather than any extreme measures. I especially liked the STAT plan and although at first g...more
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The Doctor's Diet is a program developed by Dr. Travis L. Stork that presents very scary but necessary to know facts about obesity, then addresses the problem with a diet plan, motivations, and recipes. He breaks the plan down by Stat (starting to lose weight now) and then Restore and Maintain for long term goal achievement. The plan isn't about deprivation; rather, it's about understanding what you are eating and how it...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Jun 13, 2014 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those interest in diet, health, and nutritionb
Shelves: health, non-fiction
I didn't look up this book because I need to lose weight. I have only a few left to lose to reach the "ideal weight" according to my medical chart and I'm in no hurry. But I am reading on what a healthy diet is--because that's what's important to me, and because soon I have to think about not losing, but maintaining--which as I think everyone knows is the hard part. A 2011 New York Times article stated "more than 90 percent of people who lose a lot of weight gain it back."

The reason this isn't...more
Sharrie Shelton
Very easy to follow. My boyfriend and I have been on it for 4 weeks and so far I lost 10 pounds and my BF lost 13 pound. But most importantly we feel great! This is not a temporary fix. This is a life change!
One of the funniest books I've ever read! It was great....wait, what? They were serious? Oh. Well, then. Follow this plan and you'll absolutely lose weight. And probably your freedom, since you'll likely do murder for food. NO alternatives depending on amount of weight you have to lose, options given for categories of food lead to unrealistic combinations. For example, for breakfast, you could conceivably have a glass of (skim) milk and an apple. For lunch, you could have a cup of plain yogurt a...more
"You're following The Doctor's Diet because you want results, right? And you probably love the idea of fast results. Hey, who wouldn't?"

This book definitely reads like it was written by a TV host which got increasingly annoying. The target audience of this book is people wanting to lose weight, as described on the cover. I think that this book might work great for some people. It offers advice based on the most widely accepted nutrition research in the medical field and Dr. Stork is very positiv...more

This book includes conclusive research in the nutritional sciences and with a detailed bibliography. According to Stork, who is an emergency room doctor, the biggest problems in the E.R., are due to the food we choose to eat. Reducing the excess belly fat is an important goal of The Doctor’s Diet. The book is designed in with 3 stages of the STAT program. Part 1 includes the 14-day STAT plan. In other words, the STAT plan is started immediately. After that he outlines the Restore Plan, and the...more
I am a fan of Dr Stork and that's probably the main reason I picked this up. There are some great recipes in here but I don't think that I would be following the diet. (I already don't eat gluten, chocolate and I have cut out almost all sugar from my diet, so I guess it's not too different).

I enjoyed the information more for this one. It was a really interesting read.
Heidi Smith
I am not even going to pretend that I didn't read this book because of cutie pie, Dr. Stork. On a serious note, I thought this book provided accurate information concerning obesity and what problems we are facing as a nation. The plans are clear and concise, but don't necessarily provide new information on living a healthy active lifestyle. Take the time to read it and refresh your memory of what a healthy lifestyle can do for you and your family.
I unfortunately cannot start this review with "I lost so much weight!" since I read it in a few days. I absolutely love the TV show "The Doctor's", and this book actually reads the way Dr Travis Stork speaks on the show. He uses a shock tactic in the beginning to grab the reader in, and even though the book claims to not want to "scare" the audience into starting the diet, it's sort of what it does. You will peer at that chocolate bar suspiciously, let me tell you.

Also, finally, a diet book that...more
Cheryl Brown
This is a good reads first read book.
I read this book but haven't implemented the program.
This book provides a clear and simple plan for lasting weight loss. Written by Dr Travis Stork of the show The Doctor's, his STAT plan for weight loss provides the dieter with a plan for health as well as weight loss. Jam packed with information on foods, good and bad, and much much more information.
Lisa L.
Travis Stork M. D. attempts to make healthy eating and weight loss easy. Some of the dietary suggestions provided are not anything new, however the information is presented in a clear manner (without all the medical jargon). I do appreciate that going "gluten free" to aid in weight loss is not a recommendation made by the author. The eating plans are somewhat flexible but they still are plans with dietary restrictions, especially the STAT plan. Perhaps the goal is to lose weight in the first two...more
Theresa Muller
Very easy to understand

I have read the entire book. I have not started using this eating plan but I am really forward to starting.
the only problem I think I will have is not being able to eat any of green vegetables high in Vitamin k.
I have been perusing ARC diet books to help me lose weight. I like this one because it includes a lot of health information about why this plan is good for you and will help you. It also has a diet where serving sizes are spelled pout which is helpful when making your own menus. So you wont have to eat some meals that you would never think of eating and end up buying a large bottle of something that you will never use again.

The recipes in the book are very good too. All around this is the best...more
Similar to the many diet books out there but also this books adds a flexible easy to follow program that focuses on life changes rather than following strict dietary rules. Dr. Travis also points out like others how our food sources contain so much that is bad for us and is evident in the dramatic rise in obesity and related afflictions such as diabetes. Like anything if one is committed to the change results will show in time. Dr. Travis helps in breaking things down to make them easy to unders...more
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was anxious to begin reading. There are so many diet books out on the market that tend promote fad diets. This one does not. What Dr. Stork does is provide an eating plan that focuses on real foods. The eating plan is similar to an exchange plan. Serving of protein & fruit for breakfast, Serving of protein & vegetables for lunch, etc. with some flexibility built in. He also gives you 10 prescriptions to follow, like reduce the amount of su...more
Eursley Moore
Good Guide

Good Guide

I would rather have this in hard copy.
Easy to understand with good scientific evidence as well as personal experiences; without too many of them.
Excellent guidelines to healthy living anyone can follow.

Heather Bennett
Dr. Travis Stork, who is the co-host of "The Doctor",has written a wonderful book about the reality of how bad we eat. The book provides diet plans,motivation, and recipes to help you stay on track. It is well written and there are a lot of people following his diet.
Comprehensive health advice to keep you motivated and an eating plan that is appealing and refreshingly devoid of diet fads. Nutritionally balanced, easy to prepare meals. Can't wait to start my own regime and get healthier!
Nadine Lucas
At last a sensible eating plan refreshingly devoid of fad with sound nutrition and excellent health advice to keep you motivated. I cannot wait to start my own regime for getting healthy and shedding pounds!
I am not really impressed with this book or the diet plan within it. It is not dreadful - but it is nothing new and not really well done. There are lots of different names for the parts of the diet - the STAT Plan Meal Equations and Flex-Time Food Choices and the Restore Plan and the Maintain Plan, but it really is nothing new and the recipes are very simple and rely on lots of canned and frozen items and the diet plans are in charts that have very tiny print that cannot be enlarged and is very...more
Vickie L Searan
Doctors diet

Doctors diet

yes this is very easy to use already lost 15 # my husband 25# still using menu suggestions. thank you Travis for writing the book.
Cyndi Crosswhite
I love this book. It was easy to follow and it gives you good reason to eat yourself to better health. I tried some of the recipes and my whole family loves them and they are very picky eaters.
Susan A Smith
Great book

Easy to follow diet. I intend to get started this week as I just finished vacation and it's time to start eating right!
This book gives great ideas and recipes for good health. It is easy to read and enjoyable.
Like that if gives you good ideas to live a good healthy life.
A fast and easy read. What I found most helpful was the cancer info. Couldn't believe how linked obesity and what we ate were related to the toxicity of cancer. But after reading, it made perfect sense.
Worth reading and following if you really want to lose weight. His advice is very good.
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