I’ve had a number of people ask me for the details of Eat to Live, so this post is an attempt to consolidate the info I have. I am by no means a medical doctor or a nutritionist, so certainly read up and determine what is right for your body by consulting with your own professionals. I will say that it has worked well for me and for a couple of people I know who follow it.
Eat to Live is the nutrition brain-child of Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It is an eating plan–or perhaps an even better way to think about it, is that it is an intentional way of thinking about food and how it helps or hinders our health. At it’s most basic, it can be boiled down to a whole foods, no processed foods, no animal products, low fat and no-added sugar diet. That sounds intimidating, but it is totally do-able. If you’ve made any of the recipes on my blog, you can follow this. Whether or not you call yourself a vegan is a whole ‘nuther thing. (FYI I don’t refer to myself that way b/c I think it has bigger socio-political meanings… and I occasionally make an intentional choice to eat something with an animal product in it… however my kids love to call me vegan and at times use it in a derogatory fashion. Like when my 5 year old called me “you big vegan.” Really? Oh, digression noted, returning to the featured presentation)
Fuhrman’s philosophy is outlined in the book Eat to Live. Grab a copy or get it from the library. There’s nothing to buy–no shakes, meal plans, supplements, or packets of powder. In fact you can probably cobble together enough info about Eat to Live off of the interwebs so that you don’t need to get the book. However, the book explains the whole program and the very compelling research behind it so I wouldn’t skip it.
Rather than re-hash all the info that is already out here, I’m just going to point you towards some of the blogs and websites that I’ve found the most helpful.
Dr. Fuhrman’s website: http://www.drfuhrman.com