You know, I've done an awful lot of talking about the wonderful, fabulous book
Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, but I haven't really directed you to many places about the book.
So I found some informative sites, and this one does a good job of summing up the book's eating advice:
Furhrman summarizes his diet by providing "Ten Easy Tips for Living with the Six-Week Plan"
- Remember, the salad is the main dish; eat it first at lunch and dinner.
- Eat as much fruit as you want, but at least four fresh fruits daily.
- Variety is the spice of life, particularly when it comes to greens.
- Beware of the starchy vegetable.
- Eat beans or legumes every day.
- Eliminate animal and dairy products.
- Have a tablespoon of ground flaxseed every day.
- Consume nuts and seeds in limited amounts, not more than one ounce per day.
- Eat lots of mushrooms all the time.
- Keep it simple.
"Beware the starchy vegetable" means to limit starchy vegetables, but not avoid them, as they are high in calories. But Eat to Live is truly wonderful in that you never, ever have to be hungry. You can, and should, stuff yourself full of vegetables (both cooked and raw) and fruits and you will still lose weight - but without hunger- and with excellent nutrition. Also, Dr. Fuhrman wants you to eat at least a cup of beans/legumes every day.
And I read Eat to Live WAY before I found this excellent website that takes you through the way to understand how how much you eat and how tall you are and how much you weigh at any given time can be used together with what you are eating and then you can understand how your food choices will effect your weight. And I never really understood just how amazingly nutritious mushrooms are until I downloaded this incredible nutrition software and bought a food scale and started really keeping an informed watch on what I was eating and what nutrients the food gave me and what I was missing. Dude, you eat mushrooms and those bad boys give tyou SO MUCH NUTRITON for almost no calories at all. It's incredible. No WONDER Dr. Fuhrman pushes mushroom eating in abundance.
So here is another website discussing this book and then I found a website that has a very large excerpt from the book itself.