Many individuals who follow the Nutritarian diet write to Dr. Fuhrman about their success. 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.
Results may vary.
Upon seeing the beneficial effects of the Nutritarian diet on her dad's health, 24-year-old Marjorie set on the same path, lost 60 pounds; it is now her forever lifestyle
I am 24 years old. My dad was diagnosed with diabetes in the summer of 2017. It runs in the family, or so everyone was telling him. My mom who has been health conscious her whole life wanted to help him find options other than taking medication for the rest of his life and feeling awful. My parents found Dr. Fuhrman’s book on diabetes and started the Nutritarian lifestyle immediately.
At that time, I had been out of college for about six months, overweight and unhappy. I thought their diet was crazy and impossible, how could I not eat dairy, meat, eggs? Those were such staples in my life. I didn’t realize the damage I was doing to my body. Watching my dad go from sick and unhappy to fit, healthy, more active than ever, and totally diabetes free, I started to question my choices, but I was still hesitant.
My mom bought me The End of Dieting and tried endlessly to get me to read it. I would always tell myself, I’ll start it on Monday. Monday would always come and go. March of this year I was at home, and just knew I couldn’t live this way any longer. I knew I was too young to feel so uncomfortable. I picked up the book and was in tears, the book was describing me, food addiction, check, toxic hunger, check, fatigue, check, and the list goes on and on.
I was in three of my siblings wedding parties all within six months of each other before I started the diet. I think the wedding photos were a really big turning point for me. Plus seeing how successful my dad was on the diet.
It has been about seven months now and I’ve lost almost 60 pounds! I’m so happy to have the resources in these books to help me fully understand what we are doing to our bodies when we eat processed junk food and the benefits a Nutritarian diet can have on our lives. I feel so blessed that I was given these resources at such a young age. Now I will have this knowledge for a lifetime and will not face the health issues I was certainly heading towards.
This lifestyle has given me so much to look forward to. I’ll be able to shop for a wedding dress with excitement, raise healthy children, avoid expensive doctors’ bills, etc. It is such an honor to be able to share my story with others. Dr. Fuhrman changed the quality of my life and my dad’s, and for that I am forever thankful.