Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss
When Mehmet Oz or any of New York's leading doctors has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, they call on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In EAT TO LIVE, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.
Losing weight under Dr. Fuhrman's plan is not about willpower, it is about knowledg...more
Now here is the downside to the diet:
1. It's extreme compared to the American diet so unless you are very motivated to change, the diet will prove to be foreign and challenging.
2.Since no one really eats like this, it's hard to find healthy options when you go out to restaurants.
If you ever had a suspicion that there was something really wrong with a 100-calorie portion pack of cookies getting a "thumbs up" from your weight loss group leader, or felt kind of freaked out that a doctor was recommending several months of protein shakes laden with fake sweetener, then thi...more
Through my teens I went through bouts of fasting; just eating one meal a day; and 900-calorie-a-day diets in order to stay...more
Here are the basics of the nutritarian diet:
Very limited meats including fish or me...more
Basically, Fuhrman's theory is that we should be eating mostly vegetables, fruits, beans, and nuts. Everything else (dairy and meat, oils and fats) is mostly not very good for us. A little bit is okay, but not much, whereas it's nearly impossible to overeat fresh produce. He recommends a six week period of only eating the good stuff in order to cure your body of the addictions we have...more
This book is great because it provides basic nutrition information and provides summaries of medical/health studies to help educate you and provide motivation to eat healthy. You can tell me a million times to eat my fruit not drink it but if you tell me exactly what happens in my body suddenly I think "Oh! I don't want to do that" and I don...more
I was shocked to learn the nutritional value of some foods. I had no idea lettuce had protein or fat. I loved all the tables which showed me how ignorant I've been my whole life on the real make-up of food.
I thought he used resear...more
- olive oil is NOT a health food
- cancer is a fruit- and vegetable-deficiency disease
- 2% milk is 35% fat (by weight it is 2%, which is irrelevant)
- fruits/veggies contain THOUSANDS of phytonutrients that make them superior to any derivative foods i.e. fruit juice, apple sauce... further proof that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
-all medications are toxic to varying degrees, whether side effects are experienced or not
- not all proteins are alike; pr...more
However, the moment you step into the world of Joel Fuhrman realize you're stepping into a infomercial. I mean, yes, his book is full of valid research and tips that are extremely useful to get you to lose weight full of testimonial...more
Anyway, I've never read a diet book before, so I'...more
Yes, I did say preventable in that last paragraph. I found it amazing that I had never heard this information before, but Furman claims, and backs up with copious statistics, studies, and data, that...more
I liked the format of the book, which is largely educational. Dr. Fuhrman spends most of the book explaining what all the diffe...more
I went 46 days on the "vegan" lifestyle and lost about 20 pounds. I never thought I would be able to do it. Overall, it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. However, I felt a little weak during some of my harder workouts (for triathlons). I'm glad I tried it as it introduced me to new vegetable dishes,...more
This book is also well-written and has lots of ideas for practical application. A new way of eating that was easy to follow.
Basically his plan is to eat an unlimited amount of Fruits and Vegetables and Beans/Legumes. You only get 1 cup of whole grains and 1 cup of starchy grains a day. And no dairy, animal products, or treats.
I've been doing it for a week and can tell a real difference in how I feel. I think my previou...more
I have to say, as a person who thoroughly researched vegetaranism about 15 years ago I knew most of the information in the book already but had forgotten some of the key/crucial elements of eating well.
My entire family has been following the diet for about three weeks now. The first two weeks I was down 7 lbs. I have a significant amount of weight to loose and I have tried pretty mu...more
Problem number 1: Nothing is said in this book about food combining. I don't agree with eating fruit with other foods besides greens.
Solution: Just eat the fruit first thing in the morning by itself, or a few hours after eating a meal. Easy.
Problem number 2: I don't agree with the sug...more
The one thing I did not like about this book is that the author assumes that everyone readi...more
Dr. Fuhrman explains how the typical American diet is harmful to our health in so many ways and how eating a diet rich in vegetab...more