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Eat This And Live: Simple Food Choices that Can Help You Feel Better, Look Younger, and Live Longer!

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From the author of the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling books The Seven Pillars of Health and I Can Do This Diet , along with best sellers Toxic Relief, the Bible Cure series, Living in Divine Health, Deadly Emotions, Stress Less , and What Would Jesus Eat? Dr. Don Colbert has sold more than TEN MILLION books.

This guide will teach readers what the Bible has to say about food. Dr. Colbert gives his recommendations on which foods to eat heartily, eat in moderation, or avoid all together. Full-color throughout.

192 pages, Paperback

First published December 9, 2008

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Author 2 books9 followers
December 17, 2009
This book taught me the importance of feeding my body nutrient-rich foods for optimum health. Dr. Colbert explained what we should be eating as well as what we should be avoiding and why. I recommend it everyone! :)
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21 reviews3 followers
August 11, 2012
This is the best, most helpful, straight forward nutrition book ever. I read it in one day. It gives practical advice that can be applied immediately. From what to eat, what to buy, and how to boost your health, this book has enough to kick start a new way of living and eating!
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1,122 reviews18 followers
April 17, 2016
Ok, I saw this and thought it was like the eat this, not that books. I love those, they talk about food, good and bad, and there is no judging. In this book there were so many pages about how God wants people to eat and if you eat the "dead" foods, well, it was just wrong.

Yes, I know fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are great for you and processed foods are not. I didn't realize the good foods are the "living" foods and the bad foods are the "dead" foods. Living foods = good, dead foods = bad.

Did you know that sugar can make you violent? According to this book (pg 33) and some authorities when people "come down" from a sugar high they become grumpy, irritable, and may even become violent. Wow, I had no idea that could happen. I'm about to go bat-shit crazy on someone because I ate some M&M cookies from work.

This book recommends Chick-fil-A because the sandwiches are under 500 calories and because the founder is a Christian. (?) What does that have to do with anything? (Yes, I can be very bitter when people say things like that)

At the end of the book there is a personal note from the author about how you can be saved and have a personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. If you haven't met the author's best friend Jesus then you can recite the paragraph and be saved. I guess anyone who believes something else is considered wrong and should just forget about eating well.

I have my own beliefs and they include God and Jesus but I'm not going to shove them (my beliefs) down peoples throat or tell them what to eat based on what God wants them to eat. How does the author know what God wants me to eat? If what you eat and what you believe go together, great, if not, that's ok too. We all have our weaknesses and junk food is mine.
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47 reviews3 followers
July 10, 2012
Fork over Knives, Eat to Live, they all speak to eating healthy to survive and that most of what ales us is about what we eat. Which is very true, our diets need to swing towards the vegan side as much as possible but not be completely there, if that makes sense. The nice thing about Dr Colbert's work is that he tries to make the information appealing to read by providing nice pictures and a bit of a sense of humor. I also like that he shows a practical side to his eating suggestions by saying that we can't do it perfectly but the more we try the more succeed. And then he talks about how to eat healthy out, which is by far the biggest challenge in America right now. I think it is a good read for anyone looking to change their diet and are looking for the right place to start, this book does a great job of being an introduction to healthier eating.
Profile Image for Lorri Culhane.
8 reviews
January 27, 2009
Feel better, look younger, live longer! Who doesn't want to do that. I am always trying to make my diet healthier
April 23, 2020
It was an informative read, perhaps a little too much so. I did like that the author came at this topic from a Christian perspective as this is not usually the case among eating and nutrition books. However there was a lot of science terminology that I don't think the average reader would easily understand. Also, this book could be very triggering for those recovering from eating disorders as it mentions calories and fat grams and other triggering numbers frequently. All in all it was a very informative book - dense with information - but probably not for those with eating disorders.
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27 reviews2 followers
June 26, 2018
Great information and diagrams in this book. I used it as an introductory book into nutrition. I was able to get a basic understanding of terms and the way food is processed in our bodies. It helped me to understand denser texts much better.
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448 reviews2 followers
February 1, 2022
Great book on nutrition. Offered some good suggestions for selecting healthy food. Also gave good tips on identifying real organic food and grain despite what package said
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159 reviews7 followers
February 14, 2017
I found this on a book rack in CVS pharmacy, and it is a gem. I learned so much from this little book. Life changing.
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15 reviews1 follower
March 22, 2009
The research and information about nutrition that went into this book is astounding. Colbert really condensed a lot of great information into a very compact book (it's shorter still when you consider that it's mostly images of healthy foods) but the weird religious elements seem so random and crammed into every chapter. If the author skipped the evangelical aspects of how god wants us to be healthy and how he gave us vitamins, it would have been a much stronger recommendation.
Profile Image for Cheryl.
1,520 reviews
March 29, 2009
There is quite a bit of good advice but it isn't easy to sort out the valid from the opinion. One surprise was it was at times, seriously heavyhanded with the religious justifications that often seemed out-of-place. That's always a major warning flag to me, even though it appears we both claim Christianity as our faith.
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543 reviews
May 18, 2010
This would be a great gift book for someone just starting on the journey away from the Standard American Diet and into healthier eating. It is very basic and not too radical, and very easy to read and understand. Very pretty book, too. Lots of eye-catching photos.
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531 reviews3 followers
August 4, 2011
179 pages indexed. This was my 1st book on food and diet. The book is enjoyable. You are going to need own it however if you plan to use it. It might be worth the purchase price.
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Author 1 book3 followers
August 7, 2011
Everyone should have a copy of this book. It illustrates simple concepts about nutrition that make you think "duh, why didn't I think of that." No matter where you are on the health spectrum, you'll learn something in this book.
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10 reviews
November 17, 2014
I thought this was a great book - somewhat along the lines of the "Eat This/ Not That" series, but focusing more on healthy, whole foods and not on choosing the lesser of two evil junk food choices. Very informative, easy to read and lots of fun graphics along the way.
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129 reviews1 follower
November 19, 2009
Quick easy read with magazine like pages. A good review and a little new information on what is good and bad for you.
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April 21, 2010
EXCELLENT resource. Better than most. Straight to the point in a simple way that the average joe can understand.
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57 reviews1 follower
April 23, 2010
Read books like this before. I learned why I am not as healthy as I could be!Too much processed foods, fat, sugars and I better change my eating habits!
17 reviews
October 7, 2010
This book has a lot of good advice but is very basic information. Anyone who has studied healthy eating will already know most of what is presented.
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144 reviews1 follower
January 7, 2012
Jampacked with facts but helpful too. Good book to keep on hand for reference.
Profile Image for Jill Kemerer.
Author 86 books563 followers
April 9, 2012
Excellent! I loved the glossy pages filled with photographs. Tons of valuable info on vitamins, serving sizes, and healthy diet inside. A keeper!
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8 reviews
August 20, 2012

I appreciated the nutrition and lifestyle information but could have done without all the god and Jesus talk.
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