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Old 09-15-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Eat to Live Diet

Has anyone tried the Eat to Live diet by Dr. Fuhrman? It's bascially eating all veggies, fruit, seeds and nuts. I'm on first day and wondering if anyone has seen results with it? Thanks Much!

 
Old 12-07-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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I am responding to an old post. I started Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" way of eating about 2 years ago. Within 6 weeks I had lost 20 pounds. I lost 45 total pounds within 6 months. I have kept off every pound and no longer battle with food. I look better than I did in high school and college. It is not a diet. It is a way of life. It makes total sense and is very healthy. My cholesterol went from 210 to 115. I have more energy and feel great. I would highly highly recommend it. About 10 people I know have read the book and have changed their eating habits. Those that stuck with it have lost a lot of weight and greatly increased their health. My brother (who had more to lose) lost about 65 pounds in 8 months. And has kept every pound off.

If you read the book and change to Dr. Fuhrman's recommended way of eating you will lose all the weight you need to and you will likely increase your lifespan by many years and increase your quality of life.

You may be saying, "sounds great, what it the catch?" Well, it may seem big at first, but after a while its not a big deal: I am now a vegan. I only eat fruits, veges, beans and whole grains. Big change? Yes. Worth it? Yes - its not even close.

 
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Originally Posted by Bigdog Two
I am responding to an old post. I started Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" way of eating about 2 years ago. Within 6 weeks I had lost 20 pounds. I lost 45 total pounds within 6 months. I have kept off every pound and no longer battle with food. I look better than I did in high school and college. It is not a diet. It is a way of life. It makes total sense and is very healthy. My cholesterol went from 210 to 115. I have more energy and feel great. I would highly highly recommend it. About 10 people I know have read the book and have changed their eating habits. Those that stuck with it have lost a lot of weight and greatly increased their health. My brother (who had more to lose) lost about 65 pounds in 8 months. And has kept every pound off.

If you read the book and change to Dr. Fuhrman's recommended way of eating you will lose all the weight you need to and you will likely increase your lifespan by many years and increase your quality of life.

You may be saying, "sounds great, what it the catch?" Well, it may seem big at first, but after a while its not a big deal: I am now a vegan. I only eat fruits, veges, beans and whole grains. Big change? Yes. Worth it? Yes - its not even close.
Can you please give me a few examples of the menu plan he advocates. Like, what do you generally eat during the day, and how do you prepare your veggies? Butter, cheese, plain? I can't stand plain veggies, so I drink organic veggie juice, and eat steamed veggies at dinner with a small pat of organic butter. I guess I'm looking for ideas for that too. I have significantly reduced my meat intake and I am very intrigued what this diet entails. I just feel like I wouldn't be full enough, and that I wouldn't be getting enough protein. I know that you can get it from other sources, but I hate tofu. So, if you can could you exhibit some idea for me? This sounds like a great plan!

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Old 12-08-2004, 06:36 AM   #4
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Re: Eat to Live Diet

If you don't like veggies, EAT TO LIVE will be hard, just like Atkins would be hard for someone who doesn't like meat.

Here is my typical menu:

Breakfast: Bowl of Kashi Go Lean with Soymilk and ground flaxseed (for Omega 3s)

Snack: Apple or orange

Lunch: Bowl of bean soup or vege chilli or Amy's bean burrito (non-dairy) or similar

Snack: Baby carrots, maybe edamame

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with low fat marinara sauce, or stir fried vegetables with tofu, or a vegeburger on high fiber bread and a side of steamed veggies, or vegetarian wraps (lettuce, hummus, beans, etc. in a high fiber whole wheat tortilla), or tofu spinach and tomato stir fry, or a big big salad with garbanzo beans (almost no dressing or I use salsa) - and many other types of things.

Evening Snack: soy yogurt or cantalope or an orange etc.

The key is not to eat butter or processed or refined carbs. Bread and pasta is fine if it is whole grain and high fiber. When in doubt, have a big salad.

Some people think it is weird to eat this way, but after doing it for a few weeks my body loved it so much I can't imagine eating any other way. I eat a lot of food and am never hungry. Also, the taste of fruit and vegetables has become very succulent. The thought of putting much in the way of sauces and dressings on my salads and veggies is now repulsive.

Also, giving up dairy has been fantastic. Our bodies aren't made to digest dairy and you'll be surprised at how good you feel if you give up dairy. My wife about a year ago had two pieces of pizza (with cheese) and the next day had a "dairy hangover" (upset stomach, gas, etc.).

The key to eating like this is to EAT A LOT OF FOOD!!! Its great. Do not limit portions and do not let yourself get hungry.

 
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:58 AM   #5
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Re: Eat to Live Diet

On [URL=http://www.bariatricsweightloss.com/def_bar.html]bariatricsweightloss.com[/URL] there was an article comparing the different doctors offering weight loss treatments, Atkins, Surgery and the Bernstein Health and Diet Clinics. Does anyone know of any other sites like this one that talk more about bariatric or medical approaches to weight loss? I trust doctors in this sort of thing and hope that I can pick the right specialist for me by doing more study. If any one has any good sites they recommend, please let me know!!!

 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #6
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Guys you are going to make me go back to my veggie ways, I eat poultry , no red meat or pork, love to get this book!!

 
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If you don't like veggies, EAT TO LIVE will be hard, just like Atkins would be hard for someone who doesn't like meat.

Here is my typical menu:

Breakfast: Bowl of Kashi Go Lean with Soymilk and ground flaxseed (for Omega 3s)

Snack: Apple or orange

Lunch: Bowl of bean soup or vege chilli or Amy's bean burrito (non-dairy) or similar

Snack: Baby carrots, maybe edamame

Dinner: Whole wheat pasta with low fat marinara sauce, or stir fried vegetables with tofu, or a vegeburger on high fiber bread and a side of steamed veggies, or vegetarian wraps (lettuce, hummus, beans, etc. in a high fiber whole wheat tortilla), or tofu spinach and tomato stir fry, or a big big salad with garbanzo beans (almost no dressing or I use salsa) - and many other types of things.

Evening Snack: soy yogurt or cantalope or an orange etc.

The key is not to eat butter or processed or refined carbs. Bread and pasta is fine if it is whole grain and high fiber. When in doubt, have a big salad.

Some people think it is weird to eat this way, but after doing it for a few weeks my body loved it so much I can't imagine eating any other way. I eat a lot of food and am never hungry. Also, the taste of fruit and vegetables has become very succulent. The thought of putting much in the way of sauces and dressings on my salads and veggies is now repulsive.

Also, giving up dairy has been fantastic. Our bodies aren't made to digest dairy and you'll be surprised at how good you feel if you give up dairy. My wife about a year ago had two pieces of pizza (with cheese) and the next day had a "dairy hangover" (upset stomach, gas, etc.).

The key to eating like this is to EAT A LOT OF FOOD!!! Its great. Do not limit portions and do not let yourself get hungry.



Can you eat wheat products, and what brand soymilk do you use , I can gradully wean my self off of poultry, I eat it about once a week , and I tend to eat more sandwiches wth turkey and chicken. just by your sample menu I can go buy, because I did it for a year, had a taste for grilled chicken that was it. Plus my dairy and breads increase, what type of beverages do you drink and have you linit your sugar and sodium intake!!

 
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Re: Eat to Live Diet

do you concentrate on your fat intake, what is your calorie level per day!!! what type of exercise are you in to!!

 
Old 12-08-2004, 12:35 PM   #9
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Re: Eat to Live Diet

Candy 777:

Here is my personal rules that has served me and my brother and others well for the past 2 years:

1. Eat unlimited vegetables (don't cook in butter or oil or put sauces on them that add a lot of calories).
2. Eat unlimited fruit
3. Eat unlimited beans (once again, without sauces or additives that add calories) - bean soups and veggie chili is great
4. Eat other foods in moderation (which can be quite a bit) that have 4 grams of fiber or more per serving
5. Tofu and soymilk is ok. Fruit juices, soda is not. Alcohol in moderation.

For me and about 10 other I turned onto this (which is basically Eat to Live) the weight litterally melted off. I didn't even try to lose weight.

I don't worry about calories or fat or protien or anything else - but I do take a multi-vitamin for the B12. By eating as outlined above you will naturally consume limited calories, limited fat (and almost no saturated fats) and will get enough protien. You will also have limited sugar and limited sodium.

 
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Re: Eat to Live Diet

I just ordered a used book for $7. Thanks for the recommendation.

 
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