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Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition [Paperback]

Joel Fuhrman
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Jan. 5 2011
Hailed a "medical breakthrough" by Dr. Mehmet Oz, EAT TO LIVE offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly. The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary six-week plan is simple: health = nutrients / calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, you lose weight. The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the less you crave fat, sweets, and high-caloric foods.

EAT TO LIVE has been revised to include inspiring success stories from people who have used the program to lose shockingly large amounts of weight and recover from life-threatening illnesses; Dr. Fuhrman's nutrient density index; up-to-date scientific research supporting the principles behind Dr. Fuhrman's plan; new recipes and meal ideas; and much more. This easy-to-follow, nutritionally sound diet can help anyone shed pounds quickly-and keep them off.

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"A medical breakthrough. If you give this diet complete commitment, there is no question in my mind that it will work for you."—Mehmet Oz, MD

"You'll shed pounds pronto."—Us Weekly

"Dr. Fuhrman's formula is simple, safe, and solid."—Body and Soul

"No counting calories or eating synthetic diet foods...I lost 10 pounds in four weeks. The plan is flexible enough so that I can eat foods I like without feeling deprived."—Diane Williams, Self

About the Author

Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. His other books include Eat for Health and Disease-Proof Your Child. He lives and maintains a private practice in Flemington, New Jersey.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An M.D. Who Finally Gets It Feb. 5 2007
Format:Paperback
As a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant, I work with people everyday with a variety of health issues and nutritional needs. Although "Eat To Live" looks like it might just be another diet book - it's far from it.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a Medical Doctor who works from his practice in New Jersey, USA. He's the kind of doctor other doctors send their patients to. He's not a pill pusher - far from it. His goal is to get his patients off drugs and living a healthier lifestyle by addressing their nutritional needs and getting exercise. His message is that if we eat foods that are nutrient dense, yet low in calories, we will not only lose weight, but because our nutrient needs are met, we will have loads of ammunition against obesity related diseases. Nutrient deficiency and obesity are the biggest contributors to disease in the world today.

I bought the book and got so excited that I couldn't read it fast enough to absorb everything, so I bought the DVD too. The DVD is a one of Fuhrman's lectures that he delivers to a room of doctors... very informative.

I teach at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition here in Halifax - and have found a lot of the information in this book helpful in delivering my nutritional information. I use his messages when I do workshops and lectures.

It's so refreshing to see a medical doctor who has studied nutrition and understands the importance of preventative rather than allopathic medicine. Who says there's no money in prevention.

This is a great book - that I would recommend most definately.

Penny Ormsbee, RHN, RNCP

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evidence-based Nutritional Bible! Nov. 26 2003
Format:Hardcover
I am a medical doctor and I must say this book has soundly convinced me to throw my textbooks on conventional nutritional wisdom and the national dietary guidelines out of the window!
Dr Fuhrman has compiled a comprehensive and near-to-exhaustive review of existing and past research on nutritional science and presented an unbiased, evidence-based critique of the Modern American Diet (MAD), popular weight-loss programs and even the recommendations from professional bodies such as the AHA.
His dietary axiom of Health= Nutrition/Calories are sound and safe. We certainly hope to read published articles of the fantastic results that his patients have achieved with his nutrition excellence program soon.
However, the information can be rather heavy-going and the technical medical lexicon may faze the uninitiated. If you're into nutrition science and don't mind the jargon, this book is a real treasure to keep.
Although I didn't need to lose any weight, I decided to try out some of his recommendations. I put about 1 pound of vegetables into my daily diet and about 5 servings of fruits. Salad was the main course and fish was minimal. I still had polished rice but no dairy, preserved foods, meat, etc. The diet is terrifically tasty and visually stimulating and not as ascetic as one would think. Even the salad tasted great without any dressing at all. After just 5 days of following his guidelines, I could really feel my tastebuds come alive again. I lost about 1-2 kg of weight and could feel my body toning up with my existing daily exercises. Side-effects? Some flatulence and more frequent bowel movements but these resolved quickly in a week. None of the weakness or headaches that Dr Fuhrman reported in some patients.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!!!!!!! Jan. 20 2004
By Dave
Format:Hardcover
I have studied nutrition for about 29 years so far. My formal education includes graduate school courses (such as biochemistry) with medical students. I consider myself to have a deep understanding of nutrition. And of course, I have read a lot of nutrition books too. I rate this book as one of the best I have *ever* read. I highly recommend it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
One reviewer stated that Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live Plan allows no animal products; Eat to Live has no such rigid requirement. Eat to Live describes 7 days of menu plans for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Dr. Fuhrman makes clear that a diet rich in vegetables does not have to exclude animal foods completely (although they should be limited). As a physician, I have observed Dr. Fuhrman in action with his patients. He regularly modifies recipes and menu plans to accommodate various tastes and food preferences. It is not an all or nothing plan. Eat To Live gives you the knowledge to make healthy food choices based on the concept of Nutrient Density (which he explains in the book).
After a lifetime of eating 'junk' it may take practice and creativity for some, to make the healthiest way to eat, taste favorable. Taste and food preferences are learned. While it may take a few months, an investment in retraining your palate to enjoy the healthiest foods on the planet will produce dividends of lifelong good health. It is unfortunate that the reviewer from Philadelphia is ready to cash in all of the benefits of a healthy diet after only one day. The fact is, most actually enjoy the taste of whole and natural foods better especially once they have rid themselves of the toxins and chronic ailments associated with the Standard American Diet. This does not happen overnight!
Eat To Live is far more then just a manifesto on weight loss. Eating the healthiest foods will not only help you to reverse many chronic diseases; it will help you to live YOUNGER longer. A healthy weight is a direct result of a healthy lifestyle. There are a million unhealthy ways to lose weight. Eat To Live makes you healthy which results in you achieving your ideal weight.
Get the book and see for yourself. I believe every person in America must read this information; it puts all controversy about diets and losing weight to rest and may save your life.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very difficult diet to follow.
Published 1 day ago by Anne Neil
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Great book. How I wish I've read this book when I was younger. Very informative. Not easy to apply. But once you understand the principles, it's definitely worth applying.
Published 1 day ago by Rebz
5.0 out of 5 stars very informative
I learn so much! I hope to have along healthy life!
Published 9 days ago by ursula julve
1.0 out of 5 stars Not realistic
Impossible to follow in real life
Published 13 days ago by Lisbet B Soda
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Great book! It explains the food science behind why we should eat healthy and how to do so. I loved the simplicity of it. Can't wait to get started!!!
Published 24 days ago by Amber
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book out there.
Forget everything else and all other "plans" and diets. Read this and get the truth and facts about food and how to manage your health.
Published 27 days ago by Bev Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very interesting and informative.
Published 27 days ago by Andrea Kenyon
5.0 out of 5 stars a Good Eat
The author explains how food s work to our advantage . It's an easy read and the recipes are easy to follow .
Published 1 month ago by Phyllis Mcnaughton
5.0 out of 5 stars Opens up a new way of thinking about what you eat
A real eye-opener about what we eat. Went into a LOT of detail at times, but overall a great read. Even if you aren't converted to the full ETL way of eating, I would almost... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivation I needed to eat clean and get healthy
I read this book 2 months ago and it really inspired me to lead a clean healthy vegan whole foods lifestyle. Read more
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