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I was wary about downloading this audiobook based on the two poor reviews. Fortunately, I checked amazon's reviews and found over 270 5-star, more thorough reviews. I downloaded and listened to this audiobook during each gym workout. I was blown away by the wealth of research and results given in this book.
Let me quickly address the two reviews given here. Marianne, you're right when you say the recipes are not included in the audiobook version. However, very early in the audiobook, Dr. Fuhrman announces a website - his own website if I recall correctly - which apparently has a wealth of recipes along with a forum to connect to other users. Because I was in the middle of a gym workout, I wasn't able to write it down and will have to go back to it to obtain the address.
Rob, either you reviewed the wrong audiobook, or there's another reason for your inaccurate review that you haven't shared with us. I paid close attention and don't recall hearing even one mention of "miraculous". In fact, the only fad-type talk I heard was when Dr. Fuhrman was revealing the deception behind fad diets! And you mention how his quoting of medical studies turns you off... it's called supporting evidence. And unlike fad diets and so much of the confusing, conflicting information we receive, Dr. Fuhrman referenced a vast amount of credible sources with conclusive results. Lastly, I question your sincerity of actually listening to/reading this book. The whole point of the book is there is no miracle or way to cheat to lose weight. In fact, Dr. Fuhrman repeatedly reminds us that while short-term, immediate results are often favored by people looking to lose weight, the real importance are the long-term effects on our health and lives. That's precisely why the book is called, "Eat To LIVE".
Lastly, Dr. Fuhrman recommends also reading/listening to T. Colin's book, The China Study. I just finished it; it's another EXCELLENT, worthwhile book.
163 of 169 people found this review helpful
Sound program - difficult to follow but the improvements you experience happen so quickly and are so dramatic it does seem miraculous.
The reason I gave this only 4 stars is that I consider it to be incomplete. If you intend to really follow this program you will have to buy the book as well.
I think it is unfair to audible customers that some of the key charts and tables, the menus and recipes in the book that are necessary to fully implement this program are not provided to audible readers in a PDF.
105 of 112 people found this review helpful
Joel Furhman's Eat to Live was my very first audiobook about nutrition and healthy living. It was an eye opening experience, finding out about all the toxic chemicals we consume day in, day out, through refined foods. While the title of this book focuses on the weight loss aspect, it is definitely worth mentioning that sticking to the plan proposed in this book will not only help you lose weight, it will fill you up with energy and make you much, much healthier. I'm very reluctant to believe in such 'promises' myself, yet listening to this audiobook and sticking to the plan has certainly done both of the above for me. (I don't even get migraines anymore now)
I have given the book 4 stars only because it is dry at some points, especially at the beginning where it focuses a lot on cancer research and studies.
All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who is ready to make some permanent, positive changes in their life, or is simply interested in the science behind nutrition.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What did you like most about Eat to Live?
All the points made were back up by well established fact and studies. Not just one study to prove one point, but multiple studies reviewed to produce recommendations. These are not the single sided arguments found in today brainwashing biased media.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat to Live?
The facts about protein levels in vegetables compared to meet and dairy.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Joel Fuhrman?
I've seen Dr Fuhrman in interviews and I think he is a wonderful man doing real good in the world, but unfortunately the narration of this book is disjointed, stuttered and mistakes are made regularly. I think I would have cast someone like Joaquin Phoenix or another vegan/vegetarian actor used to giving monologues.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
An elephant is vegan, how do you think it got so big if you think veggies do not contain protein?
Any additional comments?
Great ideas and i'm looking forward to beginning the diet.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book outlines a real way to regain health. After years of following a 'Good Australian Diet', I was overweight, unfit and unwell. Forks Over Knives put me onto a better track, but this book is better. It explains many of the many fallacies and half truths (including the food pyramid that I had been taught as a youngster) and that I had accepted without question as the basis of good diet. The only disappointment with this audible purchase is that you do not get the recipes with audible's pdf supplement. That said I would not have bought the book, but having listened to it I most certainly will. The author's reading style is engaging and lively. I thoroughly recommend this book.
I’ll be re-reading this one after hearing about it on a podcast. Best advice for this generation and simple to understand!