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 best-selling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting audiobook that shows us how and why we never need to diet again.
Fuhrman says, "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."
©2014 Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
If you aren't familiar with any of his previous works, read Eat to Live first. This book seems to be the answer to criticisms and further questions. It is packed with studies, critiques of those studies and application to his message (if you prefer to see that kind of stuff than listen to it, get the kindle version). He also breaks down why other popular diets don't work (including eat to live vs. Paleo, Mediterranean, Wheat belly and Low Fat Vegan) and the redeeming qualities of those diets. This part was pretty interesting. In the last bit, he lays out the specifics of the nutritarian lifestyle. He gives suggestions for those who complain of lack of time to food prep. He also talks about how to prepare food so that it is very appealing. Some of the concepts are repeated but that's to drive those ideas home so that you recognize their importance. At the end I thought it was interesting how he also addresses his product line as to why so many products, their price and what it funds. It positively changed how I view his "brand."
The supplemental document is fabulous. Packed with lots of information and recipes. All the sidebars seem to be there as well as charts, images and more. I don't feel deprived of the kindle version with this document.
For performance, I would have preferred to hear Joel Fuhrman read the *whole* book (not just the beginning and end only). There were some medical terms that were strangely pronounced (unrelated to accent) and the speaker lacks the passion Joel Fuhrman has for his work. That passion would have made it easier to listen to although the speaker isn't terrible to listen to either.
Bottom line: I definitely recommend it.
This book made some great points and has considerably changed my perspectives on food and "healthy" eating. I was impressed by all of the empirical evidence used to support his points. The narrator is dry at points, and I do agree with another reviewer that said it would be cooler if Dr. Furman read the whole thing. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book, and I will definitely listen again to make sure that I got everything out of it!
Yes!, to end the madness of dieting.
Honest and great information.
The information about toxic hunger.
The actual message of the book was inspiring and invigorating. I plan to incorporate the eating style described here in my own life. However, since the ideas are so passionately presented, I would have loved to hear most if not all of it straight from the author, instead of the monotone narrator heard throughout 90% of the audiobook.
The narrator. It was touted as being narrated by the author and Chris Sorensen. However, there is only a short piece by the author, Dr. Fuhrman. This really ruined the book for me.
I do have Dr. Fuhrman's other books. These books are read mostly by him. I appreciated the information shared. Mostly I appreciated his enthusiasm for the information. This is just a rehash of his previous books, with a lot of dry data disparaging other diet plans. The narrator made that even more tedious. In the end, I sadly regret this purchase.
While the information inside this book is credible, it is sobering and disappointing because it's clear to me that this "end-of-dieting" diet is something I will never be able to live by.
The skinny of it is that you need to restrict your diet to vegetables, legumes, fruits and if you really insist, and tiny amount of fish/meat. Some nuts and seeds are also fine and even recommended.
No oil, no sugar, no salt etc. etc.
The problem is that for most people it is a proposition that is way out of their reach, and will undoubtedly cause people to throw their hands in the air in despair... and change absolutely nothing.
It would be much better if there was some guidance on how to make some small adjustments that will lead you to get closer to that ideal nutrition, but there's nothing of that sort in there.
informative, accessible, encouragin
the comparison of several popular diets
the tips on transitioning to this lifestyle
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Unlike other subscribers I did not find the narrator to be distracting or difficult to listen to. I am very satisfied with this purchase. It is an excellent follow up to Eat to Live. I also enjoyed having the resource information on a pdf.
Dr. Fuhrman should have narrated this book. "Eat to Live" was a pleasure to listen to.
I have never listened to an audiobook that was narrated so poorly.
Mechanical enunciation - Siri has better expression than the narrator of this book. Nobody sounds like that (even to themselves) when they read a book. I believe the meaning of Dr Fuhrman's sentence was actually distorted in several instances, simply due to poor narration.
Of course I noticed an occasional stumble or slur in Dr. Fuhrman's reading of "Eat to Live". This is the way people sound when reading a book. It was endearing. A work of fiction may be a production, in the audiobook genre, but, a self-help book such as this, I want to hear the passion and argument of the author, not a mechanized enunciation of English words. I tried more than once to listen to "The end of Dieting", I am interested in the data and arguments. I respect Dr. Fuhrman's knowledge of the subject matter. The narration ruined this book for me.
Joel Fuhrman, maybe. But the Chris Sorensen just grated on me the whole book.
Have Joel Fuhrman narrate the whole book himself please.
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