Eat to Live Diet

Eat to Live Diet

The Eat to Live Diet was created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a nutritionist. Fuhrman claims that dieters can lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks by following his Eat to Live Diet.

The Premise

The Eat to Live Diet is basically a high nutrient, low calorie diet. Like many other nutritionists, Dr. Fuhrman believes that eating a high nutrient, low calorie diet can not only help you maintain a healthy weight, but it can stave off chronic health problems in the long run.

The Diet

The Eat to Live Diet offers a completely vegetarian plan for those dieters who'd like to lose the most weight as quickly as possible. For those dieters with more modest weight loss goals, the Eat to Live Diet recommends limiting animal product consumption to one egg white omelet per week and one serving of lean fish per week. Recommended foods include raw vegetables, raw nuts, avocado, fruits, beans and tofu.

The Eat to Live Diet encourages dieters to consume two pounds of vegetables each day. One pound may be cooked or steamed, but the other pound must be raw. The Eat to Live Diet recommends dieters consume one tablespoon of ground flaxseed oil each day, and that they avoid sweets, fruit juice and all products made with refined white flour, such as white bread and white pasta. White rice is also to be avoided.

The Eat to Live Diet doesn't require dieters to count calories, and it doesn't place much emphasis on portion control. It would be very difficult for dieters to eat too many calories on this diet.

The Eat to Live Diet acknowledges that not all dieters may be able to perform strenuous or moderate exercise, especially those with health problems. However, Dr. Fuhrman educates dieters about the importance of exercise to good health and recommends that all dieters exercise within their abilities, even those with chronic health problems.

What to Get Excited Over

Research suggests that high nutrient, low calories like this one can help you enjoy a longer, healthier life. The Eat to Live Diet encourages the consumption of lots of fruits and vegetables, and may help treat or reverse heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The Eat to Live Diet helps dieters learn how to make good nutritional choices. It's a great diet for those who need to lose weight quickly due to health concerns.

Things to Consider

The Eat to Live Diet is very strict and it may not be possible to eat out or eat at friends' homes on this diet. You'll need to spend a lot of time preparing meals for this diet, and if you have irritable bowel syndrome, the large quantity of vegetables recommended may cause gastrointestinal problems. The Eat to Live Diet is a low protein diet, and may not be appropriate for very active dieters. Others may simply lack enthusiasm for this diet and find motivation difficult.

The Verdict

The Eat to Live Diet is a great diet for those with health problems who need to lose weight in a hurry. It can benefit those with heart disease, cancer or diabetes. However, it may not be right for everyone, or suitable for the long term.