Americans spend more than $40 billion annually on diets and weight-reducing programs, many of which work temporarily, fail, or can even be dangerous. Fuhrman’s nutrient-packed, healthful approach to nutrition combined with quick weight loss is a sensibly and healthy approach.
According to Fuhrman, the more nutrient-heavy the intake, the less caloric and more healthy it is. This book provides personal stories from Fuhrman’s treatment of over more than 10,000 patients demonstrate his supposition that eating ever-larger portions of healthful, high-nutrient foods decreases desire for low-nutrient foods, and loosens their addictive hold on people.
In the new edition, which incorporates the latest scientific nutritional data, Fuhrman’s restrictive diet plan is designed for clinically overweight people who suffer from a spectrum of lifestyle/obesity-induced conditions like diabetes and heart disease and need to drop a significant amount of weight fast, which is about 20 pounds in the first six weeks.
The basis of Fuhrman’s program is what he calls “nutrient density,” expressed by the simple formula health equals nutrients divided by calories. Fuhrman’s plan for optimum health and permanent weight control is giving the body only what it needs.
The aggressive six-week vegetarian plan precedes a regimen that includes a limited amount of animal products, like lean fish or egg whites once a week. This diet is not for someone who wants to lose those a few pounds. This is a serious enterprise for dieters whose previous efforts have failed and whose health is endangered.
Author: Joel Fuhrman
Year of Release: 2011