When Mehmet Oz has a patient whose life depends on losing weight, he calls on Joel Fuhrman, M.D. In Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Dr. Fuhrman offers his healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding radical amounts of weight quickly, and keeping it off.
This is a book that will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. Most importantly, if you follow the Eat to Live diet, you will lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.
©2003 Joel Fuhrman M.D. (P)2007 Dr. Fuhrman Online, Inc.
Reasonable, balanced and nutritious
It can't be compared to other books of it's kind and I believe it will become a classic.
Dr. Fuhrman makes a lot of sense. This nutrition aproach can be the cornerstone of a healthy diet.
Interested in geneaology, history and writing
Yes but in small doses which is not my preference.
Never before and never again.
Though he had an interesting and well thought out message, the delivery was not to my liking. His attitude seemed pompous when he used phraseology similar to "are you with me" - "do you understand" multiple times. Though obvisously he has an understanding of the subject matter, I was irritated at his delivery.
No - would not watch especially if he was the moderator.
Too bad ... for me, the message was lost due to my frustration with the speaker.
It was very informative but needs print reference materials to go along with it.
I am now following the eat to live diet and in 2 weeks have lost 9 pounds and feel amazing.
If I had bought the actual audiobook at a bookstore it would have come with supplemental materials - the charts and graphs referred to by Dr. Fuhrman and the recipes so being an audible customer I am dissatisfied with the fact that i can't at least purchase the kindle version at a discounted price even if whispersync isn't available. How can you read/listen to a diet book and not want to see the corresponding meal plans or recipes that go with it?!? So while i enjoyed this listen and got alot of good information out of it, I feel it is important for buyers to know, you will need to purchase the book to really get the recipes, etc.
I have the book and I was listening and reading this book at the sometime and the unabridged version is missing a chapter. Overall this book is really good. It's very informative. I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to live healthier.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
I was bored with this in the first 30 minutes and could never get motivated to get through the second hour. This may work for some but I am not one of them.
I have been married to the same wonderful wife for over 27 years and have two adult children, out of the house, that are married, working, and doing well.
I love his formula for healthy eating, which is healthy eating equals nutrients divided by calories.
I really would have liked the essential visuals. As such, I am going out and buying the book right now! (Just finished listening an hour ago.)
There was obviously very inadequate editing. Many, many, many times he started, then corrected his words. He is a very East Coast accent, mispronounces MANY words. (the most irritating for me was the hundred times he sat "Sigh-a-Tee" instead of "Sat-I-a-Tee" The word is "Satiety" not "saiety").
He makes a good foundational case for the extreme diet modification discussed.
I have to wonder, as he does about other commercialized weight-loss programs, "If his diet DOES reverse angiographically documented coronary artery disease, like he repeatedly says, WHY hasn't HE done a Prospective, Controlled, Angiographically Documented research study?" Hey, he could call it the "P-CAD Study"! Show me the data! And I'm not talking Star Trek!
I am a physician. Like him, I see hundreds of diabetic-obese patients. I will be incorporating his general principles into my practice -- already have!
I listen while driving. When I review, I'm much more apt to discuss the performance than the content. Sometimes, a bit of both.
I won't spend so many words on reviewing the book since there are better reviewers worth checking but I found the book quite helpful. It represents one of the primary benefits of my listening to books rather than trying to read them. The book is simple enough to follow and listening to Dr. Fuhrman read his own words actually made the book sound more like an interview from time to time. That may "sound" like a bad way to go but I don't recall ever zoning out on this reading. He loses a couple stars on performance because some words were mispronounced or pronounced inconsistently but, hey, it kept me listening...and that's not a bad thing, is it?
Oh...I started taking his advice about a week ago and have already lost ten pounds, feel great and hope for even better results. Thank you, Dr. Fuhrman! Great book!
To make this a 5 star book it would need:
1) A PDF of the recipes
2) Make the book more focused on personal stories.
The author claims to of treated thousands, but I only recall two or three people in the book being actually described for their journey with the diet. I would have greatly appreciated the book starting from the viewpoint of a patient trying the diet of foreign foods (Kale, brocolli, and the like as staples) and walking us through the week and how the person went through withdrawl, finding food at restaurants, being weird around their friends.
I've been on a kick listening to food books trying to better understand nutrition and the different benefits / drawbacks of what to eat.
The title of this book is excellent, and drew me in along with a recommendation from a friend on the paperback. Numerous times in the book the author states base your primary meals on vegetables and fruits and cut out processed food and most meat (all if possible).
The irritations: B12 is not present in vegetables and thus he mentions the need for supplements in passing. He then states numerous times that fito-nutrients and mineral combination is not completely understood in diet and thus we only know some of the components to put into supplements that allow our bodies to fully use them. Thus he fails to make a strong argument against eating meat if it contains things the body requires, and additionally contradicts himself on his stance on supplements.
His results as described are enticing, but the book spends much of the time giving blanket references to studies without putting specifics or a personal touch on it, thus making it hard to listen to. I imagine this is much better in a book format because you can skip repetition and actually see the recipes (there were a couple times I thought I'd accidentally skipped back a chapter because the statements were identical).
If it had supplemental info.
As a note to the listener, he does eventually give an overview of the menu for a day/week vs. blanket references as to what is good and bad, but you will have to wait until chapter 6.
Glad I listened to it, but think I could have saved several hours if I'd had a picture of his food tree offered online.
This book was very interesting and informative. I loved all the information was backed by research. I thought I knew a lot about health, but this book taught me so much more.
Joel Furhman's Eat to Live was my very first audiobook about nutrition and healthy living. It was an eye opening experience, finding out about all the toxic chemicals we consume day in, day out, through refined foods. While the title of this book focuses on the weight loss aspect, it is definitely worth mentioning that sticking to the plan proposed in this book will not only help you lose weight, it will fill you up with energy and make you much, much healthier. I'm very reluctant to believe in such 'promises' myself, yet listening to this audiobook and sticking to the plan has certainly done both of the above for me. (I don't even get migraines anymore now)
I have given the book 4 stars only because it is dry at some points, especially at the beginning where it focuses a lot on cancer research and studies.
All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who is ready to make some permanent, positive changes in their life, or is simply interested in the science behind nutrition.
"Facts and tips excellent, delivery not so"
All the points made were back up by well established fact and studies. Not just one study to prove one point, but multiple studies reviewed to produce recommendations. These are not the single sided arguments found in today brainwashing biased media.
The facts about protein levels in vegetables compared to meet and dairy.
I've seen Dr Fuhrman in interviews and I think he is a wonderful man doing real good in the world, but unfortunately the narration of this book is disjointed, stuttered and mistakes are made regularly. I think I would have cast someone like Joaquin Phoenix or another vegan/vegetarian actor used to giving monologues.
An elephant is vegan, how do you think it got so big if you think veggies do not contain protein?
Great ideas and i'm looking forward to beginning the diet.
"A life changing read. 5 Star"
A book that will teach you about eating proper food and how to avoid poisoning your body.
"Obtaining optimum health"
This is a sensible and authorative book, well researched and backed by irrefutable evidence.
I would strongly recommend it to any one seeking to attain maximum good health
"Excellent highly recommend what a book"
Excellent audiobook well worth the credit. Lots of useful information that is life changing. Going to give the ideas a go. I feel I know quite a bit about nutritional health. Thank you for this great book!
"Great content - horrible delivery"
I have both the book and the audiobook. If I hadn't already read a lot of the book, I honestly would have had trouble following the narration. I have English as a first language, so that is not a factor here.
It is painfully obvious upon listening to the flow of the narration that Dr. Fuhrman never read it aloud a few times first - just to get familiar with speaking the text. I felt I was listening to a 10 year old trying to read a complicated medical journal in front of the class!
Misread words aren't edited out, he just tries it again.
There are breaks in the narration for seconds at a time, obviously waiting for a stop clock of some sort to cue the next sentence.
Dr. Fuhrman slurs his speech by dropping consonants at the start and end of words (how does a doctor get "disease" to come out as "issease"?), and then the next line is dictated with two seconds between many of the words.
The "whistle sound of SSS" is most irritating and the volume varies too much for an audiobook, which is delivered directly into the ear!
The last words of the chapter roll together with the title of the next chapter! Seriously?? The new chaper is never announced.
The message in the book is exciting - nutrition from natural plant foods is the way to great health and weight, however, all that is negated by the irritation caused by the appalling delivery.
I kept wondering if Dr. Fuhrman was "under the influence" when he was recording this, but decided that he couldn't be over such a long period of time.
Maybe the author insisted on earning an extra few bucks for narrating his own book, but his talent is medicine, not narration.
"Horses for courses" as they say!
The information on nutrition is excellent and he has very good arguments for the nutritarian lifestyle.
Anybody...please...Audible has the best narrators in the business so I'm at a loss as to why this got through quality control!
Um! It is already a film but if I mention where, Audible will reject my review because I name an outside source. His delivery wasn't any bit better there by the way, so no, I won't be rushing out to see anything.
I'm so frustrated at the deliver of this book that I can't even finish it. I'm seriously considering returning it. I had thought to buy his audiobook Super Immunity, but when I listened to the sample of it here, there was Dr. Fuhrman again, speaking more clearly, I'll grant you, but no sample of Ned Sparrow.
I'm not taking the chance!
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