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.
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.
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.
no fluff, just clearly presented evidence based info on how to be healthy. menu ideas, recipes, charts and graphs. the only con is i wish he narrated the entire book.
Great book that explains why Nutritarian eating is the best long-term way to eat. The author also explains what to eat. Recipes are included.
I am listening to all his books for daily motivation to stay on track. chapter 9 was especially helpful for motivation and inspiration, especially to cope with family who are not on this path... Yet
The take away form the book is definitely useful, everyone could use some more vegetables/nuts/fruits in their life. BUT the eating of only "Slow Foods/ G-Bombs"(vegetables/nuts/fruits) with little if any meat and carbs might work for the obese as they will get energy from their fat deposits, HOWEVER an athlete/sportsmen needs the easily digestible and high quality protein of meat and the energy from complex carbs(potatoes, brown rice, oats etc.). Also as a medical student there were quite a few anatomy mistakes such as digestion and absorption of fats and sugars in the stomach and colon(where the bacteria in the human digestive tract live). My best advice is eat macronutrients in proportion 2/3/5 for fats/proteins/carbohydrates, while getting them from wholesome foods(meat included) and eat vegetables/fruits/nuts as often and as much as you feel comfortable(excess fiber cause gases). Of course eat such an amount of calories appropriate for your life style(work and exercise).
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