I’m about 100 pages into this right now & though I was hesitant at first as it is written by a doctor & has a plethora of body organ digestive diagrams, I really love it. I went without meat a few years back & in place of it, ate mostly processed, mostly terrible foods. Every time I’ve ever tried to quit my affair with breads & grains, I’ve always gone creeping back thanks to hunger pangs and clear withdrawl symptoms.
So far, I can tell you that Dr. Fuhrman isn’t really about dieting. There are no clever tricks here, no cheat days, no comfortable compromises. He teaches first about what our bodies were meant to digest & consume. This part has been my favorite part so far. Had no idea the way our brain plays such a role in determining what we eat and how much of it we eat and even where it goes when we eat it.
Then, after the obvious harrowing obesity statistics and the relatively dry explanation of what our bodies physically do to what we eat-especially when we eat garbage, he comes to make a pretty simple point—
Eat natural food the way it was created. Eat pounds of it. Literally. Pounds. Every day. Raw vegetables. Steamed vegetables. Fruits. And that’s it.
I’ve been creeping into it slowly. Because I want to finish the book before I make any permanent eliminations or changes to what goes in my body. And, because it’s a hell of a change. Not because it’s crazy or impossible, either, but because it requires me to kill the excuses and do the thing that’s so obviously right for my body.
I can say that, so far, killing the breads & replacing them with vegetables works. I can also say that nixing the meat down to one meal or no meals a day also works. By works, I mean I feel better-cleaner, if you can get down with that word-than I ever have. And that makes me want to keep reading.