What If I Fall Off The Eat to Live Diet?

From Dr. Fuhrman's book Eat to Live:

Since the goal of the Eat to Live plan is to eat at least 90 percent of your diet from nutrient-dense plant foods, if you fall off the plan in one area, make up for it in another. If you've eaten all the recommended amounts of green vegetables, beans, and fruits you will have consumed fewer than 1,000 calories of nutrient-dense food, with more than 40 grams of fiber. By consuming so many crucial nutrients and fiber, your body's drive to overeat is blunted.

Do you see the difference between these recommendations and those of more traditional authorities who recommend eating less food to lose weight? With my program you are encouraged to eat more food. Only by eating more of the right food can you successfully be healthy and well nourished and feel satisfied. On this plan you consume more than ten times the phytochemicals and ten times the fiber that most Americans consume. Keep in mind that it is the undiscovered nutrients in whole natural foods that offer the greatest protection against cancer.

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Linda - June 9, 2006 9:49 AM

"...With my program you are encouraged to eat more food."

Hallelujahs and can I get some "Amens"?!!!

Michael - June 13, 2006 1:18 PM

I have had a lot of help eating on this program (and others) with Overeaters Anonymous. For some people, food is a drug that is used to help you cope with life and its stresses. In order to eat healthier, I had to address the issues in my life and learn how to live and think differently. While I think this is the healthiest way to eat, I believe I would have continued to eat myself to an early grave had it not been for the 12-steps, the support and all the other tools that have helped me live a much fuller, happier life.

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