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Eat to Live is an informative and insightful book that provides a comprehensive review of the Nutrient-Rich Program. This weight loss approach emphasizes the importance of incorporating nutrient-rich foods into one's diet in order

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss – by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

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It sure would be great if we could eat all that we wanted, and remain healthy without putting on weight.

That’s the main intent of Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book, with some caveats:

  • His diet plan gives unlimited amounts of some foods, while restricting others
  • With a focus on nutrient density, he puts beans and legumes into the “eat as much as you want” category, and grains (including whole grains) into the “restrict” category

This latter is understandable for a weight-loss diet (as the book’s subtitle promises). The question then is: will it be sustainable?

Current scientific consensus holds for “whole grains are good and an important part of diet”. It does seem fair that beans and legumes should be able to replace grains, for grains’ carbohydrates and fiber.

However, now comes the double-edged aspect: beans and legumes contain more protein than grains. So, we’ll feel fuller sooner, and stay fuller for longer. This means we’ll probably lose weight, and keep losing weight. Or at least: losing fat. Muscle mass will stay or go depending on what you’re doing with your muscles.

If you want to keep your body fat percentage at a certain level and not go below it, you may well need to reintroduce grains to your diet, which isn’t something that Dr. Fuhrman covers in this book.

Bottom line: this is a good, science-based approach for healthily losing weight (specifically, fat) and keeping it off. It might be a little too good at this for some people though.

Click here to check out Eat To Live and decide what point you want to stop losing weight at!

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