In The End of Dieting , Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live , Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes , delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting book that shows us how and why we never need to diet again.Read more...
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In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting book that shows us how and why we never need to diet again.
Fuhrman writes, "By reading this book, you will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve and maintain an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Family physician Fuhrman (Eat to Live) continues educating his audience about solving health issues via the nutritarian lifestyle—a diet based on high-nutrient foods. Fuhrman discusses food addiction and emotional eating, the "toxic" standard American diet, and essential habits for health, before taking aim at five popular diets. From the "foolishly and dangerously excessive" Paleo diet to the "potentially harmful" low fat vegan diet, Fuhrman spares no punches in dismantling each—including the often-cited Mediterranean diet. Instead of calorie or carb counting, Fuhrman suggests one simple change: "eat lots of natural plant foods." Fuhrman bolsters this platform by citing numerous peer-reviewed studies that provide evidence for the health impact of the plant-based superstar "G-BOMBS" (an acronym used to remember nutrient-dense foods: greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds). With a few guidelines summarized in a checklist, he outlines the nutritarian lifestyle and provides sample menus both for those pressed for time and for those who enjoy cooking. Some meals are simple enough to not require recipes, but many are included, such as "Baja Mango Black Bean Lettuce Wraps" and "Black Cherry Sorbet." Carnivores will find that meat takes the very back seat of the nutritarian bus, but is allowed in limited quantities. With recommendations for acceptable commercial food products such as breads, a discussion of supplements, and a comparative cost analysis, Fuhrman provides a complete guide to dietary change. (Apr.)