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Fit for Life: Not Fat for Life Paperback – December 15, 2003
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I recommend this book for everyone, whether you read his other books or not. Reason being, this is a great recap and summary of all his other earlier books. Harvey Diamond gives his best advice and tells of lessons learned since writing his first book, and gives his wonderfully simple HEALTHLY GUIDELINES to eat by.
He stands by the vegetarian lifestyle but admits that some meat is good for the body. He was a veggie-head for 25 years but confesses to finally giving in to a medium-rare t-bone steak one day with the intention of vomiting it out afterwards... But he liked it! So now he includes meat in his diet once or twice a week. You see? A diet should not can not be written in stone. Again, the best advice seems to be to just avoid processed "foods".
In addition, this book is much more comfortable to hold than the previous ones which looked and carried like bricks.
The message in the book is basically the same as his previous books but the style is more relaxed and contemplative. He has come to the conclusion that even though he may know the cure for virtually all illness, not everyone wants to listen because the cure is too easy and not complicated enough.
If you have not read the Fit for Life books (Fit for Life, Fit for Life II and Fit for Life: A New Beginning), I would recommend reading these first. They are the originals and still the best at describing the principles you need to follow. However, this is still a good book for those who want further reading.
His advice is simple: eat more live food (natural, raw) than dead food (cooked, processed) and limit animal-based products (dairy, most meat). Harvey brings this advice to life not only with science, but with personal accounts and witty story telling that leaves no doubt in your mind what is the best way to eat.
Sure, the results are astounding. You will lose weight, increase energy, and regain vibrant health. But the truly good nutritional philosphies are those that stand the test of time...and Harvey's advice is as "right on" today as it was 20 years ago. After reading the book, there is no doubt you'll feel the same.
I felt absolutely the best I ever had. I immediately took up long distance running while employed as a computer geek. As a result I have successfully run and finished eighteen 26-mile marathons. I am now 58 and had an excellent ten-mile run this morning. If you want your Ferrari to run its best you do not put cheap gas in it nor treat it badly. My only negative comment is that Harvey does his best to NOT get sued by by calling the medical and Pharm industry for what they are: charlatans and frauds, though highly educated and highly paid. They are not in healthcare; they are in body repair. They fix broken parts. They cure nothing. They only eradicate the symptoms. Harvey is innocent for he never says this, but having read his books and integrated his opinions into my lfe, I consider Harvey a very experienced expert on a healthy diet.
I challenge you to read his book, take charge and responsibility for your own healthcare for it is the cheapest and the best you will find anywhere.
P.s. I weighed in at 195lb Dec. 25 2005 and now weigh 175lb (Jan. 16 2006) - I also have a lot more energy and have better focus on the tasks at hand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been following this plan for a few months and I have noticed an increase in my energy during the mornings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bo
Some good advise but I take everything with a grain of salt. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of data to back up the claims made in the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Moreland
I started reading this book in attempts to improve my health. My father recently died of a heart attack and I was starting to develop heart problems as well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Claudia McPherson
Enjoyed this informative book. Cannot give it my full blessings as still trying recommendations. It will probably take 6 months or more to measure progress.Published 6 months ago by Gary Hartman
The chapter on what it costs the country to feed beef steers and the chapter on irradiation were both excellent! Everyone needs to write their congressmen!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer