What is Eat To Live or Nutritarian?
Eat to Live is a book written by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. And, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s our favorite whole-food, plant-based program around. Dr. Fuhrman refers to this lifestyle as NUTRITARIAN. It differentiates from the term “Vegan” because it’s not just about eliminating animal products from the diet. This program is centered on the principle of nutrient-density. There’s no junk food on the Eat to Live program. No salt, no oil, no processed foods, no preservatives, and no animal products. While eliminating these foods, you will instead eat 2 pounds of vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, whole food fats from plants, and as much fresh fruit as you’d like.
Here’s the foundation of Eat to Live: When you eliminate toxic foods and flood the body with nutrients, the body will begin to heal itself and unwanted fat will disappear.
Eat to Live Resources
How Do I Start Eat to Live?
Start by reading the book, Eat to Live, by Dr. Fuhrman or his other books, The End of Dieting, Eat for Health, or Super Immunity.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Eliminate processed foods, salt, oils, and junk food from your diet. Start by cleaning out your cupboards! This process will be 100 times easier if your kitchen is prepped with the foods you need.
Your food should be colorful. Use a large variety of colorful fruits and vegetables at each meal.
Make salad your main dish.
Start by prepping great recipes. Prepare one or two of your favorite soups and keep at least 2 of them in your fridge at all times. Then, you’ll always have at least one meal prepped and ready to go.
Understand food addiction and realize that cravings and toxic food withdrawal is part of the process. The first 2 weeks may be quite uncomfortable but eventually these cravings will subside.