Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live"
Saturday, February 04, 2012
After watching the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead," I realized how beneficial eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables really is. The transformations shown in the movie were nothing short of amazing! In my search for more information on this subject, I came across Dr. Fuhrman's book, "Eat to Live." This book has really opened my eyes! I'm shocked at the misinformation we are given regarding nutritional guidelines and RDAs...GOOD GRACIOUS! I was already committed to eating mostly whole foods before reading this book, but the information about animal proteins and their detrimental impact on your health blew me away. (The EAT to LIVE plan is a 100% plant-based program where you eat only a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and beans.) I started the 6-week Eat to Live plan three days ago. What I already love about it is that you can eat UNLIMITED fruits, vegetables and beans, and you are encouraged to eat 2 pounds of vegetables each day. You don't have to count calories, you don't have to track your foods, and it promises to transform your entire life and prevent diseases. So far I have experienced mild headaches and tiredness which is probably more processed food and sugar withdrawal. According to the book, these symptoms should go away after a week.
Although this plan is a somewhat "radical" approach to eating, it makes the most sense to me out of the MANY plans I've read about and tried. I am committing to following it to the letter for 6 weeks and I am looking forward to seeing amazing results!