(Closed) Eat to Live — Have any bees tried this?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What is it? I’ve never heard of this program.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love this type of eating!

I use it as a foundation and you reall do see great results. Only thing is if you go back to eating processed carbs your weight shoots back up hahah.

but I prefer not to eat animal products, so fruits , veggies, nuts , healhty beans, sweet potatoe etc and a little almond or coconut milk are fabulous for me. Once you get into different recipies and tricks, you wont miss it!! ( I do eat eggs on ocassion but only the free range type eggs ( our friend has chickens)  and very rarely some local sustatinably caught fish)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yep!! Darling Husband and I both did it and lost weight and felt better than ever! I don’t follow it now that I’m pregnant (even though I should be now more than ever) but I’m not 🙁

I do plan to get back into it… let me know if you do! I have some yummy recipes… I HIGHLY recommend the creamed kale yummmmm

ETA: I was already a vegetarian and Darling Husband eats meat but would only have very small portions on ETL

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I also recommend you watch Forks Over Knives and Fat Sick and Nearly Dead and possibly read The China Study (although it is really boring at first, it goes more in depth about how nutrition affects your health).

You have me all inspired now! I just got past that point in pregnancy where I have to just eat whatever I can keep down… I might just jump back on the wagon…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

To the PP who asked, Eat to Live is both a book and eating plan by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He promotes a way of eating that focuses on the micronutrients we get from our food. Instead of focusing on eating foods low in calories, he places the emphasis on eating foods as dense in nutrients as possible. This essentially comes out to being lots of vegetables, legumes, nuts, fruits and grains along with very little animal products and processed foods.

His books and research show some extremely compelling evidence towards eating this way to minimize risk and even reduce existing cancer spread as well as other autoimmune diseases, lupus, diabetes, etc. It’s pretty awesome stuff. I’ve been on a couple of his weekend immersion retreats and while he’s admittedly a pretty self-righteous guy about his opinions, they’re pretty tough to argue.

Anyway, eating this way has been part of my lifestyle for the past year at least…I think it’s been amazing. Never did the formal six-week program, just gradually started incorporating the principles. I used to get headaches all the time and now do rarely, I swear I sleep better, and it’s much, much easier for me to maintain a lean frame.

 

It’s great to hear you’re feeling so well already! Hope all goes well for you 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I know this is a very old thread, but wanted to bump it anyways. I just found the Eat to Live program and am reading through the book. Has anyone stuck with it long term? I haven’t adopted it yet, but am seriously considering it.

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