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!

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  • no profile photo CD10713018
    This is really great. I knew about his method generally, but not the specifics. Now I have to do more homework.

    Keep us posted.
    3388 days ago
    that's so great!

    I'm planning to start my 6 weeks tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous, the longest I've ever on without meat was 10 days. I guess this will be another challenge.

    Please keep us posted, and good luck!
    3400 days ago
    I saw that documentary Fat Sick and Nearly dead....I want a juicer!!! I think I will research the book you mentioned...I can attest to the woes of animal protein....My cholesterol was high my doc wanted me to take pills....I read the Kind Life book gave up meat (couldnt kick the dairy...) in 3 months my cholesterol was great! and I didnt even take the pills!!! YAY to plant based to kick the dairy and sugar.....
    3415 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this information. I am glad you are happy with the new food journey you've decided to take. It sounds quite interesting! Keep us updated!
    3418 days ago
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    I bet you are right about the cause of the headaches. Withdrawal from caffeine can have the same results. Sounds like a sensible plan. When I first read "2 pounds of vegetables" I thought WOW....sounds like alot. Guess you wouldn't be getting hungry on that plan. It will be good to watch your progress with this plan. Please keep us posted along the way.
    3420 days ago
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    Like all vegan/vegetarian diets --this sounds really healthy for sure. Keep us posted on how it goes! Eating to live--I second that!!
    3420 days ago
    I want to see that documentary but can't find it anywhere except hulu and I can't watch it there as it is blocked in my country. Sounds like a great one! Very interesting eating plan. I may have to look at that book also. Do you not have any carbs?

    I am sure you'll notice a positive change soon too.

    3420 days ago
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