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Many individuals who follow the Nutritarian diet write to Dr. Fuhrman with their success stories. You can read about their struggles and success in these pages. Keep in mind that results vary from person to person. As always, consult your physician if you have a medical history and/or condition that may warrant individual recommendations.

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Cassie and Dave S.Winners of the 2011-2012 Holiday Challenge Contest lost 156 pounds together
My husband and I decided we could either eat ourselves into poor health and an early death or we could eat ourselves into good health and a long… read more
 
Julia S: After suffering 3 heart attacks and unstable angina, Julia now follows Eat To Live and enjoys good health
I know I would not be alive today if not for Dr. Fuhrman's plan. After three heart attacks within three months of each other and five… read more
 
Robyn: Understanding why she was overeating helped Robyn lose 65 pounds
By the time I gave birth to my second son, both my husband and I had 50 extra pounds creep up on us. We exercised off and on, but for every 10… read more
 
Anthony B. lost 75 pounds and shed his high school nickname Pudgy
Since becoming a Nutritarian my life has done a complete 180-degree turn from the days of having no energy, three chins and being called Pudgy.  I… read more
 
Scott 's doctor predicted death, he decided to live and lost 331 pounds
I was 38 years old and was not sure if I would live to see 40. I  weighed 563  pounds and wore size XXXXXXXXXXL pants and could not tie my shoes.… read more
 
Susan lost 215 life-threatening pounds, reversed diabetes and heart problems
At 380 pounds, miserable doesn’t adequately describe how I felt. I was always heavy. My life was filled with perpetual yo-yo weight gains and… read more
 
Felicia lost a life-altering 206 pounds
I struggled with my weight for numerous years and tried various diets, but did not have the incentive to stick to any diet plan.  Then, one day, I… read more
 
Robert lost  200 pounds, with it went his diabetes and motorized wheelchair
I was over 400 pounds, had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic allergies, osteo-arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, when my family… read more
 
Gerald lost 161 pounds after 57 years of fighting obesity
In September 2012 I saw an endocrinologist about my 57 year long struggle with obesity. His  diagnosis was a leptin deficiency and a subclinical… read more
 
Anthony: After losing 160 pounds Anthony was finally able to get life insurance
In December 2005, at 6 feet 4 inches tall and 33 years old, I was on medication for high blood pressure, experiencing frequent migraine headaches,… read more
 
Dan M. lost 143 pounds,  regained sexual function
I lost 143 pounds and gained optimum health by vegetable juicing and a plant-based whole food eating lifestyle. I reversed pre-diabetes, regained… read more
 
Debbie lost 133 pounds and inspired her doctor to lose weight
Like my whole family, I have been heavy most of my life and thought it is all in the genes. I  tried every diet there is and  thought about doing… read more
 
Donald A.  is a new person after losing  a staggering 117 pounds
I am 51 years old 5 ft.10in. and used to weigh about three hundred pounds. I was chunky, plump, big-boned, obese, overweight, hefty, one or all of… read more
 
Jane and her husband lost a total of 185 pounds
Our Nutritarian journey started when I watched the film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead and  was immediately inspired, bought a juicer and started juicing… read more
 
Rachel lost a whopping 118 pounds along with her allergies and sinus problems
I weighed 270 pounds and was often sick. I had strep throat once or twice a year, had mono in high school, and was fatigued on a daily basis. I… read more
 
Janet lost 102 pounds and has stopped taking steroids for multiple sclerosis
I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and had to take oral steroids for many years. I was very overweight, had high cholesterol, and hypertension. I was… read more
 
Theresa is thrilled with her 102 pound weight loss
I lost 102 pounds following the Nutritarian program and it has given me hope and my life back.   I am making choices that are best for my health,… read more
 
Audrey lost 101 pounds and is free of rheumatoid  arthritis symptoms
I agree with everyting about Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian program. Following it I feel the  best I have ever felt in my life  In 2003, after being… read more
 
Kim  lost 95 pounds and stopped taking diabetes medication
Thank you Dr. Fuhrman for opening my eyes to such a healthful life.  It literally saved my life!  In 2005 I began dealing with the responsibility… read more
 
Ginny: Virginia lost 93 pounds and is "curing" her diabetes
I am a fifty year old attorney, mother of two teens, and newly minted healthy woman.  I was fat my entire adult life, until something truly… read more
 
Annette lost 90 pounds and is on her way to beating diabetes
Due to being sick numerous times during the 2011/12 school year and ending up in the hospital four days with cellulitis I knew I needed to make a… read more
 
Dorothy L.  was able to return to work after losing 90 pounds
My weight loss journey has been ongoing and continues to this very day. I first heard about Eat To Live in August 2003 when my sister Julia read… read more
 
Richard  lost 90 pounds, beat diabetes and high cholesterol levels
Following  Dr. Fuhrman’s  G-BOMBS  guidelines along with exercise, and taking supplements has turned me into a new person. Three years ago I… read more
 
Julie lost 88 pounds along with dangerously high blood pressure
I started  the Eat To Live diet on January 27th 2012 in an attempt to control very high blood pressure that was not responding well to… read more
 
laura:  Laura decided she didn't want to die young, lost 88 pounds and reversed diabetes
While eating my dietitian approved diabetes snack of cheese and whole wheat crackers I watched, with eager excitement,  Dr. Fuhrman on tv… read more
 
Frankie lost 85 pounds and 8 pants sizes
I have had  weight problems all my life.  I've gone on various diets off and on only to put the weight right back on, plus some.  My whole family… read more
 
Adele L. feels like a college kid after losing  83 pounds
As a Nutritarian who has lost 83 pounds, I think of my daily walks along a fitness trail  as signposts of the life-affirming journey I started… read more
 
Gary lost 81 pounds,  is his doctor's "poster patient"
With a history of diabetes in my family, I knew I was next in line to develop symptoms.  I had ballooned up to 251 pounds, had a BMI of 35, and a… read more
 
Nancy lost 81 pounds along with her aches and pains
Being overweight has dominated so much of my life.  I was the typical yo-yo dieter always dieting and losing weight and gaining whatever I'd lost… read more
 
Gaylynn: Attending a Dr. Fuhrman Heath Getaway  was life altering
 

BJF [Before Joel Fuhrman], my husand and I were very much a victim of false nutritional information. Although we were eating healthier than… read more
 
Big Don lost 75 pounds and won his battle with diabetes
I was fighting a losing battle with diabetes. I was taking Glucophage, Actos, and Gluberide, and did not want  to start insulin injections.… read more
 
Julie lost 75 pounds, her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,  PMS and migraines disappeared
My journey to health started 14 months ago.  I was lying on the couch with my  three year old,  both sick again.  He had double ear infections, I… read more
 
Janelle lost 72 pounds, resumed her "Insanity Workouts"
I was very overweight for many years. I had  back pain, depression and anxiety despite exercising up to six days a week. I was so discouraged that… read more
 
Linda  has MS,  lost 72 pounds and said good-bye to her medications
After seeing Dr. Fuhrman on PBS I read Eat To Live and wanted to try it. I didn't think I could stay on a vegetarian meal plan, but being… read more
 
Janice K. lost 70  pounds and wears size 6
While in the hospital for hiatus hernia surgery in November 2011 I watched a TV special featuring Dr. Fuhrman. It made me reaize the way I was… read more
 
Kathleen: The MOP Program helped Kathleen lose 60 pounds and overcome her SAD addiction
We lost my father just over a year ago. I spent 20 years watching him die of food addiction. He lived the last 20 years of his life a slave to the… read more
 
Mike lost 60 pounds and no longer needs daily injections of insulin and is off all diabetes medications
At age 49 I was afraid I was going to be dead before my 50th birthday. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009 and  was put on six shots of insulin… read more
 
Terrence lost 60 pounds and 5 inches off his waist
I came across Eat To Live  in a book store.  It was the start of 2011, and my weight was going up every year.  I have a strong family history of… read more
 
Bankbiz  lost 59 pounds
I began my journey to optimum health and well-being on December 1, 2012 with the Dr. Oz three day cleanse. During those three days I was also… read more
 
Alice suffers from Alzheimers but still  encourages others to eat healthy
My mom has  Alzheimer's so  I am writing  for her.  She had a stroke and heart attack approximately ten years ago and the onset of… read more
 
ddirito: When traveling internationally  for work Ddirito finds a store selling fruits and veggies
 I began to notice after eating I felt like I had been drugged. I could not keep my eyes open. I had been thin all my life until I hit 30 years… read more
 
Gyberg:  Gyberg  lost 55 pounds in 4 months
At 176 pounds I was the heaviest I had ever been. I was pre-diabetic and not feeling well. My doctor told me to lose weight, but gave no insight… read more
 
Joyce is free of daily rheumatism flare-ups
In January 2011 I went to see Dr. Michael  Malloy for severe pain caused by palandromic rheumatism.  While waiting to be examined I noticed  Dr.… read more
 
Shelly: Shelley  lost 51 pounds and is bouncing off the walls with her new energy
I lost 51 pounds following  the  Eat To Live book.  Since childhood I have struggled with my weight off and on. I was never extremely overweight,… read more
 
Allie:  Allie lost 50 pounds after a life long weight struggle
I have struggled with weight for the majority of my life. My weight has gone up and down since I was an adolescent.  I also suffer from wheat,… read more
 
MaryBeth lost 50 pounds, says Dr. Fuhrman's recipes are better than any restaurant food
This morning's breakfast:  I sliced fresh mango and  threw it into the food processor.  A year ago I don't think I knew how to prepare a mango,… read more
 
memkat: Memkat eliminated most  drugs for her  rare autoimmune disease
I started my Eat To Live jouney after watching Dr. Fuhrman on the Dr. Oz show. What caught my attention was the no measuring and weighing food. I… read more
 
Sal achieved his goal to participate in Fitness Competitions
On September 28, 2011 I decided to train for a Fitness Competition. I was looking for alternative ways to getting leaner and came across Dr.… read more
 
Sandi  lost 48 pounds and credits the Member Center for her success
When I learned about Dr. Fuhrman's Six Week Holiday Challenge I jumped on it with vigor. I knew about the Eat To Live program and thought it made… read more
 
Janice N: Since starting the Nutritarian diet style, Janice is free from the chronic and disabling pain she was once plagued with.
I had very serious, chronic neck pain with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. I had cervical stenosis, two bulging discs and arthritis. I was… read more
 
Jessica  lost 42 pounds and as well as the depression she has previously suffered with for 8 years with
I started Eat To Live because I wanted to change my genetics, and not  worry about getting cancer as I got older. My family has a  history of a… read more
 
Mieke attributes her quick recovery from a car accident to her healthy diet
In 1999 I moved from Belgium to this country and gained 40 pounds during the first two and a half years here. I made several attempt to lose… read more
 
Helyn:  Helyn dropped 38 poundsand learned getting old doesn't have to mean getting sick
I was raised by an Italian mother.  In our house, food was not only for sustenance, it was part of our culture, heritage and identity. Thanks,… read more
 
Keldie J. loves the Eat To Live recipes
I have been following the Eat To Live lifestyle and lost 34 pounds so far. I started at 209 pounds and am now 175 pounds. I don’t like to cook,… read more
 
Paul S.  reversed severe heart disease
Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian program Eat To Live is entirely based on science, but it works like a miracle. At the age of 60, I was diagnosed with a… read more
 
Camille reversed diabetes
In February 2011, I was diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 Diabetes .When I first heard those three little, yet most frightening words, "you have… read more
 
Vaz:

After a lifetime of “yo-yo” dieting Vaz lost 151 pounds after watching Dr. Fuhrman on PBS

“I watched “3-Steps to Incredible Health on PBS!” and it started me on my way to lose 151 pounds. I had no actual target weight, just to shed the… read more
 
Ronnie lost 140 lbs, beat his addictions, and is free from the heart disease he once suffered from
I am living proof of what  nutritional excellence can do. Since starting Eat To Live I lost 140 pounds, no longer have angina, am off all blood… read more
 
Charlotte lost 144 pounds, beat diabetes and heart disease
Eat To Live may take time and effort, but the results have been well worth it. It would be easy to blame my health problems on heredity since I was… read more
 
Adrienne G. lost 128 pounds, says Dr. Fuhrman was the answer to her prayers
When I met Dr. Fuhrman, I weighed 319 pounds.  I was medicated for asthma, hypo-thyroid (at 300 mgs/day), glucose management (not yet a diabetic,… read more
 
Lindsay lost 118  pounds
Before losing 118 pounds, I was a fast food and carb junkie and it was killing me.  I  weighed 258 pounds and went to my doctor due to constant… read more
 
Sue lost 117 pounds and can keep pace with her young grandsons
I bought Eat To Live, and couldn’t put it down. Now, I lost 117 pounds, am totally energized and no longer pre-diabetic.  I walk for exercise;… read more
 
Emily B. lost 105 pounds and is free of depression and "brain fog"
I started this journey to get my health back on July 10, 2008.  I weighed 238 pounds, and now weigh 133 pounds. making a total weight loss of 105… read more
 
Sylvie M. lost 105 pounds, runs marathons with her 25 year old son
I lost more than 100 pounds, quit smoking, and got rid of medication for high blood pressure. I am now a 51 year old marathoner that ran the 2011… read more
 
Bill G.'s 100 pound weight loss allows him to live life to the fullest
My life was out of control, but I didn’t know it. At 268 pounds, I couldn’t run or participate in activities; I was slowing down to a crawl.  I… read more
 
Calogero C. beat diabetes after losing 100 pounds
Eat To Live saved my life. I lost 100  pounds in  seven  months and I'm now free of all my diabetes medications. I used to be on insulin twice a… read more
 
M. Ayala lost 95 pounds in 4 months
Thanks to Dr.Fuhrman for creating this program. I have lost 95 pounds in four months and still have about 135 more pounds to lose. I feel great… read more
 
Julie says 94 pounds literally fell off her
I was 207 pounds, taking medication for thyroid, cholesterol, sleep, acid reflux  and heartburn.  In the past, the only way I was able to lose… read more
 
Deeana and her husband lost  a total of 92 pounds
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes  in July 2013 and weighed 267 pounds. My husband weighed 260 and was on a low carb diet, but wasn't losing… read more
 
Jasmin S:  Jasmin S. lost 91 pounds and took up running
I  lost 91 pounds transitioning from a junk food vegan diet to a whole foods based one that Dr. Fuhrman advocates in Eat to Live. It has changed my… read more
 
Ken lost 90 pounds and loves buying size 34 pants after wearing size 44
On a Hawaii family vacation I was faced with the realization of the weight I had put on over the years. Having to buy 44 inch waist shorts and 3XL… read more
 
Marcie found the answer to her prayers in Eat To Live and lost 90 pounds
I lost 90 pounds and feel wonderful. Before my weight loss I felt  terrible most of the time and had very little energy. I prayed to God for help… read more
 
Julie  K. lost 85 pounds and went from hopeless to happy
I weighed 230 pounds when I watched the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. I then went on a two month juice reboot and lost 27 pounds. During… read more
 
Kathy P.  lost 85 pounds after attending a Dr. Fuhrman Health Getaway
Two years ago I weighed 260 pounds.  I was taking three blood pressure pills a day, yet my blood pressure was still too high.  I had severe sleep… read more
 
Nara lost 80 pounds and cured her diabetes
In 2009, before starting Dr. Fuhrman's diet, I was a size 20 and weighed 249 pounds. In 2010, I weighed 169 pounds and was down to a size 6!  I… read more
 
Roxanne V. lost 78 pounds by beating her food addiction
Did you know that age 57 is the new 20 thanks to Dr. Fuhrman. I was a chronically overweight yo-yo dieter since I was 11 years old. I earned my… read more
 
Heather lost 76 pounds and no longer suffers with debilitating migraines or daily headaches and her anxiety is a thing of the past
I am a 38 year old wife and mother of three and have been overweight for the most part of the last ten years. My highest weight was 201 pounds (I… read more
 
Jill:  After numerous failed fertility treatments Jill lost 85 pounds and  became pregnant
Eight and half years ago I experienced a miscarriage that knocked me off my feet.  I turned to food for comfort and became an obsessive emotional… read more
 
Abhijit's: Abhijit's lost 75 pounds after suffering obesity since childhood
I was obese since childhood. Twenty seven years of pain, suffering and a broken heart. From my early years, I was never able to fit into ready… read more
 
Bonnie's 72 pound weight loss made her feel life is worth living 
I have tried every diet with success, but the weight always came back. I was sick, tired, and waiting to die. I was suffering, could not sleep,… read more
 
Marty lost 70 pounds and beat diabetes
I work for an amazing company,  Whole Foods Market, who have a Health Starts Here  program. One of our company's resources is an Immersion Program… read more
 
Sarah  lost 70 pounds and has a better self image
I am a new person and believe all that Dr. Fuhrman tells us. In 2003 I had an auto accident and went from 125 pounds to 190 pounds in one year. I… read more
 
Scott lost 68 pounds and is enjoying numerous health improvements including completely reversing his diabetes
I want Dr. Fuhrman to know how much he helped me. I was 270  pounds at 6ft 1in. and really just  falling apart. In March 2012 I was diagnosed with… read more
 
Charles stopped  unhealthy snacking and  lost 66 pounds
All my life my weight has fluctuated from extremely high to dangerously low. The last fluctuation started two years ago when I developed a strong… read more
 
Keema J. lost 65 pounds and no longer fears getting cancer or diabetes
I am so grateful for Dr. Fuhrman. After having my fourth baby in five years, I left the hospital weighing  220  pounds. Happy for having my… read more
 
Roger has AIDS.  Following Eat To Live  his immune system  greatly improved
In 1989 I discovered that I was HIV-positive and my world crumbled.  I had never been a drinker,  but at that time HIV was associated with a death… read more
 
Sara S. lost 65 pounds, is exercising and walking in marathons
I am 43 years old and  5ft. 2in. I started  Dr. Fuhrman's eating plan weighing 220 pounds and lost 65 pounds. I now weigh 150 to 155 pounds and… read more
 
Veronica  lost 55 pounds and loves not having to count calories
Reading Eat To Live was a catalyst that helped to transform my life. I’ve always been an active person,  playing sports, running, lifting weights.… read more
 
Kate  lost 64 pounds and is no longer housebound by pernicious anemia
In  2009 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, pernicious anemia, and told there really wasn't much that could be done other than take B12,… read more
 
Judy P. lost  60 pounds after having 2 by-pass surgeries
Before starting on the Eat To Live plan I was taking many pills, for hypertension, cholesterol and severe acid reflux, costing several hundred… read more
 
Mary M: Once winded after a few minutes on the treadmill, 75 year old Mary now hikes vigourous trails and has never felt better
I am seventy- five years old, and following the death of my husband, I gained forty pounds in two years reaching 170 pounds. I am 5ft. 2in. I had… read more
 
Robert 's 60 pound weight loss saved his life
I gained about 30 pounds seemingly overnight. At age 34 I began having labored breathing and was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. This disease caused… read more
 
Ryan K. lost  60 pounds in six months
 Although I was a gym rat,  a sports nut, always exercising and lifting heavy weights, I  had hypertension, high cholesterol, migraines, anxiety,… read more
 
Karen:   Karen lost 59 pounds and gained energy to enjoy life again
By November of 2012 my many medical problems had dragged me down to the point where I was carrying 226 pounds on my 5'6" frame and felt tired and… read more
 
Gayle: Once desperate for help, Gayle's arthritis is now so much better she is able return to work as a seamstress and an artist
I dove into Super Immunity after hearing Dr. Fuhrman on the radio. I had trouble working the past year due to arthritis and had just completed… read more
 
Nicole D:  Nicole D. feels in control of what she eats, food no longer controls her
I began reading Eat To Live in April 2011. Once I got into the book, I couldn’t put it down and I was very eager to commit to the Nutritarian way… read more
 
Shannon lost 56 pounds, along with it went her weekly migraine headaches
I learned about Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live program while watching Dr. Oz.  When Dr. Fuhrman talked about how you can get rid of migraines by… read more
 
Cindy M. wishes her obese grandmother had the opportunity to be a Nutritarian
My obese grandmother wrote poems about dieting in the 1970s, poking wry fun at a “satisfying” lunch featuring iceberg lettuce and a few drops of… read more
 
Randy lost 54 pounds, wife 35 pounds, son 45 pounds
My family started the Nuritarian way of living after several attempts at dieting and getting healthy.  We tried various methods; all failed to… read more
 
Stephen:  Stephen lost 54 pounds using his collection of  3500 Nutritarian recipes
I have two Nutritarian weight loss stories. I am an  international  airline pilot.  My first weight loss story started about ten years ago. On a… read more
 
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