By Joel Fuhrman
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. The first Eat To Live book was published in 2003 and was recently revised for the 2011 edition. This new version now provides proof in the form of updates from the scientific research that was carried out to support the author Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s six-week ‘diet’ plan. It is important that you noticed that I put the word diet in quotations in the previous sentence. This is because this plan is more of a lifestyle change than the traditional diets that we have been exposed to in the past.
In the new chapter, he explores toxic hunger and how it contributes to people being addicted to food. You really get to dig deep into the what causes you to gain weight. Basically you can induce what he calls toxic hunger when you eat the wrong type of foods, and Dr Furhman shows you why this happens. Toxic hunger is responsible for making people consume more calories than they require. What I really enjoyed was reading about how to fight any cravings or addictions caused by toxic hunger to the junk foods that we should be avoiding anyway.
You can use the information contained in this book to help you live a longer and healthier life. You should also be able to stop relying on medication. He’s goal is to try help you change the way you eat for life and not just for a couple of days or weeks. This book opened my eyes to what I have been consuming. Some of the foods I should be eating that were missing from my diet as well as how certain foods were harmful to my health.
Who is Dr Joel Fuhrman M.D.? Well although he is now most commonly known as a best-selling author, he is also family doctor that is fully certified by the medical board. He has also been involved in research that is centered around prevention and reversal of diseases using natural methods, that include nutrition too. He has been featured on many radio and TV shows, including CNN and Dr. OZ as an expert on nutrition and natural cures. He has written a total of 7 nutrition books so far.
What I like about his plan is that there are no strict rules. You have a choice between a week of meals for vegetarians or a week for those who do not want to take on the vegetarian meal plan. His meal plans are based on actual science.This is a a life changing book, especially useful to those who are obese, who suffer from high blood pressure or are a diabetic. You will learn how to eat properly from now on.
The way Dr. Fuhrman looks at the positive side of a high nutrient per calorie diet is just common sense. He does take the time to explain each situation in many different ways to make it easier to understand what he is trying to say. The difference with other ‘diet’ books
If you are considering going on a diet you must read this book first. Now that I have read the book I am trying to follow the recommendations of Dr Fuhrman. Simple changes in my daily nutrition. Even if you are not considering going on a diet, I personally recommend that anyone who wants to live a healthy life reads Eat to Live.