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Eating for Life [Paperback]

Bill Phillips
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Dec 15 2004
Featuring 150 nutritious, balanced recipes, this is a book about feeding your body, not starving it. It's a celebration of the abundant variety of nutritious, delicious foods that support your health, while satisfying your appetite.

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Bill Phillips, 38, has helped hundreds of thousands of people, from all walks of life, build leaner, stronger bodies and enjoy healthier, happier lives. His Program for renewing physical and mental strength is shared in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Body-for-LIFE. With more than four million copies sold and over four years on the bestseller list, Body-for-LIFE has become the most popular and successful book of its kind.
Phillips has received many honors for his work including the Make-A-Wish Foundation's highest award. He was also honored by Paul Newman and the late John F. Kennedy, Jr., as one of America's most generous business leaders. The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce honored Phillips in January 2000 as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Bill was also chosen to help carry the Olympic torch on its relay across America for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

And now, Bill Phillips has created Eating for Life to help inspire and guide even more people to improve their health and lift their quality of life to new heights. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I am a Body For Life success story. I didn't enter their competition, I did it just for me. I lost 55 lbs in 12 weeks, following the Body-For-Life book to the letter. Because of my success, I have promoted the book and program at every opportunity!
So, when I saw Eating For Life, I was excited until I picked it up. It smacks of pure commercialism. The photographs of the recipes all include pictures of the specific brand name items called for. It's just an advertisement book.
There is not one bit of nutrition information... which makes sense when you see things in it like French Toast and syrup. The book is full of recipes that the Body For Life program would never recommend. In comparison, I checked half a dozen nearby recipe books when I looked at Eating For Life. Every other book I looked at, whether it was succulent chocolate desserts all the way to low-fat diet books, had complete nutrition information. So why not this one? Because Bill Phillips knew that these recipes would not withstand public scrutiny of the nutrition information.
Get Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter's Cookbook instead. I did. It is full of great recipes, beautiful presentation photos, and complete nutrition information.
And along with the BHG book. Get Body For Life. Skip Eating For Life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars finally! July 13 2004
By Ellen
Format:Hardcover
Finally, a healthy way of eating that I can follow throughout my lifetime. I've been searching for a program that would allow me to eat nutritional, good tasting food and still lose weight. I've never had a serious weight problem but after a long-term illness I gained about 15 lbs and was really in bad shape physically. I have tried every diet imaginable and still after a whole lot of suffering still didn't lose all the weight or "feel" healthy at all. This diet provides a basic, easy to follow plan that will allow anyone to not only lose weight but start to feel good again. My energy level is skyrocketing! The book recipes are simple, with basic ingredients that you can find at most grocery stores (no special nutrition house trips for some odd form of home-grown barley). The recipes are also very good, my husband can't believe we are eating diet food and who can blame him when we are eating shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, turkey burgers, french toast, quesadillas, etc... There has been some criticizing of the brand names, but I think that the wonderful addition of actually showing pictures of brand items at the bottom of a lot of the recipes makes shopping for items easier. I just take my book to the store when I'm feeling too lazy to write a list and plan my menus right there.
My husband is losing weight, 6 lbs the first week! I'm losing lbs. and gaining muscle. My daughter is even losing and she was a nutritional nut before starting this program with us. She was already slim but couldn't lose a small amount of fat around her middle and in one week she lost 3 lbs and that middle fat is gone. The best part is that she is eating so much more than she was before and she is feeling good about food again instead of reguarding it as her enemy.
Try the shakes. I usually loathe protein shakes, but these are really good and make me feel full of energy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Right Recipe July 2 2004
By SYI
Format:Hardcover
I did the challenge back in 2002 and lost 25 lbs, but I had no variety in my diet--all I ate was chicken breast, cottage cheese, brown rice, and salad. Eating for Life takes care of that problem. So far I've tried the following recipes: Baked Chicken Parmesan (pg. 113), Mom's Chicken Enchiladas (pg. 114), Strawberry Cheesecake (pg. 195), Berry Dessert Crepes (pg. 199), Enriched Double Chocolate Pudding (pg. 201), Walnut Brownies (pg. 202), Egg-Cellent Enchiladas (pg. 223), Ham and Egg Sandwich (pg. 224), Denver Omelet (pg. 227), Cool Taco Salad (pg. 257), and the Tuna Salad Wrap (pg. 272). With the exception of the pudding, all of the recipes were great. I made the chicken enchiladas and cheesecake to share with my boyfriend's family and they all raved about both dishes (one tip for the cheesecake, mix the sliced strawberries with lemon juice and Splenda). The only recipe that took me longer than half an hour to prepare was the chicken enchiladas (mainly because I had to poach the chicken and shred it, buying pre-cooked chicken would solve that). Some of the recipes are really silly, like the Breakfast Du Jour (pg. 221) and the Turkey Sandwich (pg. 256), but there are plenty of interesting dishes to try. There is also a section containing 14 different ways to jazz up your nutritional shakes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!!!! April 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have bought many "diet" books over the years and this one makes the most sense. I lost 4 pounds my first week. Very self explanitory and well written. I've made 4 of the recipes in the book and they were all a hit with my whole family. I just can't say enough about it. A wonderful book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-HAVE cookbook for healthy eating! April 6 2004
Format:Hardcover
I have just reached the desperation point in trying to create a healthy eating plan for myself. This book is everything I have been looking for. Every page of this book is in color and every recipe has a color mouthwatering photograph. And, all the food is healthy, filling and tastes good. Bill and his sister sat down and wrote the book that everyone needs. Period. But it was page 59 that took my breath away. I had never seen this photograph in any of Bill's other books or materials. My heart was still. Page 59 is the photograph that made me believe I CAN really do this. Bill knows what he is talking about. And, he's just like me (except I'm a girl.) At the very least, I hope I look more like him (except a little prettier) after planning my day's eating based on the recipes in this book. I hope I impress myself as much as page 59 made an impression on me.
And for others like me, searching for healthy, easy to prepare recipes that taste good -- this book is everything you've been looking for! Good luck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Cookbook!
This is the best book about nutrition and eating correctly that I have ever purchased in the last 15 years, and I have purchased A LOT of cookbooks. Read more
Published on May 3 2012 by tryingtolearn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for anyone doing BFL
I was overall quite happy with this book. Bill Philips explains the BFL program/philosophy and includes quite a number of nutritious and tasty recipes. Read more
Published on March 20 2009 by Katherine M. Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star
I love the program Body For Life. This book is full of great recipes, which makes following the program easy.
Published on Feb. 8 2009 by Northen BC Adventurer
5.0 out of 5 stars Puts Atkins to Bed
In this wonderful book, Bill Philips presents an overview of exactly what your body needs to be perfectly balanced and healthy, and then provides the recipes and eating schedule to... Read more
Published on May 14 2004 by Robert Graves
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and bad with this book
Rating System:
1 star = abysmal; some books deserve to be forgotten
2 star = poor; a total waste of time
3 star = good; worth the effort
4 star = very good;... Read more
Published on April 5 2004 by Erik1988
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book (plus a response to a negative review)
I got this book for my birthday from my family, since they knew that I occasionally dabbled in the Body-for-Life stuff (not too much to show for it yet, but that's mostly my fault... Read more
Published on March 27 2004 by Loren Bast
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded all of my expectations!
This book is absolutely wonderful! A detailed book based on the Body for Life eating concepts created by Bill Phillips. Read more
Published on March 25 2004 by DiveBoracay!
5.0 out of 5 stars One thing you have to remember...
This book is an excellent compliment to Body-for-Life. But what you have to remember is that in the Bill Phillips system, there is no such thing as keeping track of calories or... Read more
Published on March 22 2004 by Jack Nasty
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