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The key to this revolutionary diet style
is the idea of nutrient density,
as expressed by the simple formula:

Health = Nutrients/Calories

When the ratio of nutrients to calories is high, fat melts away, and health is restored. Losing 20 pounds in two to three weeks is just the beginning.

The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories, and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods. If you are an adult diabetic, you will likely be insulin-free in no time. If you are on heart medication, your doctor may stop your prescription. If you are planning a June wedding, you will have the dress size you dream of. My meal plan offers recipes for power foods and delicious meals that deliver the biggest bang for the caloric buck. I promise that you can lose at least thirty pounds in three months without ever going hungry. Moreover, after you try my Six-Week Plan, as outlined in Eat to Live, you will lose your appetite for the unhealthy, overprocessed foods that account for Americans having the second-highest incidence of cancer and heart disease in the world.

The nutritional quality of my Nutritarian diet program is effective even for those who have previously been unable to lose weight. However, a Nutritarian diet is not only for those who are overweight, but also for anyone who wants to protect their health.

The Nutritarian diet will help you to:

  • maximize health and longevity
  • reach your ideal weight
  • reverse disease such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease
  • avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions
  • raise healthy children, safeguarding their future against autoimmune disease and cancer
Nutritarian Checklist

Download a printable PDF version
of the Nutritarian Checklist to help you
keep on track every day.

My Nutritarian diet was designed for those who are not satisfied with mediocrity and want to maximize their opportunity for a positive health outcome. Most people are addicted to the toxic Standard American Diet and are committing slow suicide with food. Thinking about change is difficult. With time, these changes will come easily, and you will eventually prefer this style of eating.

Many people might not wish to make such dramatic changes in their lifestyle. The problem is this: Making moderate changes does not lead to dramatic health achievements and reversal of diseases.

Moderate changes simply don't work. The typical outcome, where adults are put on medication and see their health deteriorate as they pass the age of 50, must be expected. The typical advice begets the typical results where half of all Americans die of heart attacks and strokes, and more than 25 percent die of cancer.

Authorities advise moderate changes, for they fear more substantial improvement in dietary habits will be rejected by the masses. They are right. The masses are addicted to dangerous eating practices, and it is not easy to stop old habits in today's toxic food environment.

Understanding the addictive nature of unhealthful food, how to recover from these addictions, and removing troubling symptoms and cravings that induce overeating is an important distinction in the methods explained in the Member Center and in my books, Eat To Live and Eat for Health. This is not about measuring portions and trying to eat less food. It is about choosing the highest-quality foods that can remove your food addictions and help you lose your desire to overeat.

I strongly disagree with those who think that you must be satisfied with maintaining an abnormal weight because trying to lose too much is impossible or that gastric-bypass is the only sure answer. It does not matter if you have failed every diet you have ever tried in the past. My methods have enabled thousands of individuals to lose large amounts of weight. I continually tell my patients, "Do not simply control your diabetes. Let's get rid of it!" If you are ready to receive an education in human nutrition and to be coached to achieve world-class health, you are in the right place.

You choose to Eat To Live because you have made the decision never to have a heart attack. It is for those who are not satisfied with merely reducing their risk a little. You will learn that drugs, surgery and medical care are insufficient to protect you against a medical tragedy. You Eat To Live to avoid the need for medicines, to avoid the need for medical intervention, to avoid invasive surgery, and to avoid the medical tragedies that are so prevalent in our society. You decide to Eat To Live because you realize life is valuable and worth living fully, with your full mental faculties and physical abilities maintained into your later years.


The healthiest foods on the planet can taste great!

"I am not on a diet; I Eat To Live. Why? Because I enjoy eating lots of great-tasting food that guarantees my low cholesterol, freedom from heart disease, protection from cancer, and will maintain my vitality into my later years. I have learned that good health is your greatest wealth. That is why you should Eat To Live, too!"

—Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Learn more about the
Nutritarian Diet

I encourage you to learn more throughout this website, the Member Center and my books

The Nutritarian diet is simply the healthiest way to eat, and as a result, it is also the most effective way to normalize your weight. No other diet can radically drop your cholesterol as proven in medical studies. No other diet can effectively drop your triglycerides, can get rid of your diabetes and can normalize your blood pressure.

Eating a Nutritarian diet allows you to say "No!" to heart attacks: they simply do not have to occur. When you eat this healthfully, you can expect your indigestion, reflux, allergies, asthma, arthritis and many other chronic problems to be resolved, too. Your food addictions will disappear, and you actually develop a stronger ability to taste the natural flavors in simple foods.

Eat To Live and Eat for Health are not merely weight loss books. These books are also targeted at those desiring to effectively prevent or reverse other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, joint problems and high blood pressure. They are also for those who just want to be in great health, maintain their youthful vigor, and physical and mental abilities into their later years. Eating a Nutritarian diet is the real anti-aging way of eating.

Eat To Live and Eat for Health are a must read for every health conscious person in America. These books will open your eyes to a totally new way of thinking about food that is sensible, simple and scientifically sound. You will never again be confused about what constitutes good nutrition, and if you are overweight, you will be thinner than you ever thought possible. There are other good diets out there and there are many dangerous diet plans, too. Some are more dangerous than others. If you are considering a risky method to lose weight, such as a meat-based diet, so that you can continue your love affair with saturated-fat-rich foods, a Nutritarian diet may not be the diet for you. The Nutritarian diet is a vegetable-based diet, but you don't eat only vegetables. Eating a lot of high-nutrient foods is the key to controlling your food cravings and your weight, and the best source of high-nutrient foods is vegetables. If you insist that, no matter what, you cannot eat vegetables, this is not the diet for you.

Not everyone is willing to eat a diet this healthy, but my Nutritarian diet is not just for those with steely determination and super-human powers of self-denial. It is for people who enjoy eating a lot of great-tasting food that just happens to be very healthy.

The healthiest foods on the planet can taste great! I am not on a diet; I Eat To Live. Why? Because I enjoy eating lots of great-tasting food that guarantees my low cholesterol, freedom from heart disease, protection from cancer, and will maintain my vitality into my later years. I have learned that good health is your greatest wealth. That is why you should Eat To Live, too! The majority of individuals who have given the Nutritarian diet a try for a few months say they enjoy eating this way more than their prior eating style. A truly healthful diet can be great tasting too. Taste and health are not mutually exclusive. I encourage you to learn more throughout this website, the Member Center and my books — only then can you know if a Nutritarian lifestyle is right for you.

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