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Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss Hardcover – January 2, 2003
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What is this diet?
In short, it is six weeks of vegan food with no booze, caffeine, salt, or fat. That means no olive oil, nuts, or fatty things that are still good for you like avocados. After 6 weeks you transition to a diet that can include meat and alcohol plus days where you can eat whatever the heck you want. That's where I'm going now.
Why did you go on it?
My cholesterol was too high. I was slowly putting on weight and not liking the way I looked. I was sick of pretending that doing nothing was going to work.
Does it work?
In short, yes. I lost a total of 24 pounds in 6 weeks. It kind of blows my mind that I still don't look the way I want and I had 24 pounds on TOP of that. That's what years of gradual weight gain will do to someone I guess.
Do you get hungry?
Actually, no. This one surprised me the most. The basic premise is that you should eat 1 pound of raw vegetables, 1 pound of cooked vegetables, and 1 cup of beans a day. Think about that, it is a lot of food (you can also add more to that as long as it is healthy stuff). I often had trouble finishing the meals I was supposed to eat.
What do you eat?
Breakfast consisted of a bunch of fruit or some oatmeal a few times a week. Lunch was pretty much always an enormous salad. Dinner varied and I learned to cook a lot of different things and make extra for leftovers.Read more ›
I found an article by Dr. Fuhrman on reversing and preventing heart disease, which led me to his book (the 2005 edition). My husband's father had a heart attack at age 39, so the topic is something that concerns me. We both read it this Thanksgiving (2010) and were immediately floored by it. My husband is a scientist and usually skeptical of any type of advice books, but Dr. Fuhrman presents a lot of peer-reviewed research and makes, at least what was to us, a very convincing case. Neither of us was overweight but, just in our 40s, we were getting soft.
It's been 6 weeks now and it has changed the way we eat and think (and hopefully, live). We have both lost enough weight that we need to buy some new clothes and we fit into things we haven't fit into for years. In short, we're starting to look again like our younger selves, like us back in our 20s. That is fun, no denying, but more importantly, we both feel better. I suffered headaches for years. I knew in the back of my mind they were food-related, but I was too lazy to take the time to figure out what it was. Fogginess and headaches are gone. I feel clear and present and energetic now, virtually all the time, as does my husband.
Some caveats that may not apply to everyone. First, we ate fairly healthy before reading this, so I think the transition wasn't too hard for us. Second, my husband's sister is a naturopath/nutritionist, so we'd been hearing these themes for years. The mind shift was not entirely radical either. We were primed.
The book is not entirely without flaws, but even so, I don't think we'll ever go back to eating the way we used to.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, I lost weight and lowered my Cholesterol Level by following the program in this book. I feel great too...Published 15 hours ago by Will30533
Lost 31 pounds in 4 weeks. See your doctor first. Program is highly effective but takes a fair amount of shopping, prep work and then requires motivation and discipline to be... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by bs
It is a wonderful book. I started the diet a week ago and so far I have lost ten pounds. I read the book first and it was very informative. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book and it has really helped me change my lifestyle for eating and overall healthPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have read most of Dr. Fuhrman's books, as well as counter opinions. What got me started was a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes about 18 months ago. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Randall Hoag