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.

Gerald's Story


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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 hypothalamus.  I was so happy. I finally found the answer to my obesity until he said there is nothing I can do for your situation.  Then he prescribed a compounded pill that he had a local pharmacy make. It had an amphetamine for appetite control, Xanax to counteract the amphetamine, a diuretic for water loss, some kind of thyroid medication and something else I can't remember. He said this would help me lose weight. I filled the prescription, and, within a few days, experienced several side effects, including rapid irregular heartbeats, constipation and others. I called the doctor to tell him about the side effects. He said I can give you another pill. I said no.
 
During this time I researched the conditions he diagnosed. There were limited opportunities for a quick pill fix.  As I continued to research I saw a lot of information on leptin resistance that said giving up processed foods was key. Also, during this time, I saw one of Dr. Fuhrman's PBS specials in which he talked about not eating processed foods. I thought it doesn't matter if I am leptin resistant or deficient; the net result is that my brain is not getting the signal to stop eating. I immediately adopted G-BOMBS as my new eating plan; not new diet but new way of eating for life.  
 
I could not have hoped for better results!  I weighed 334 pounds at the original doctor visit and one year later I weighed 173 pounds. That is 161 pounds lost in a year. I was able to stop taking the acid reflux medication I had been taking for years. My blood pressure at the first visit was 140/90 and now it is now consistently in the 110/ 60 range. My total cholesterol then was 214; now at my latest physical it was 139; my HDL was 69 and LDL was 66.  Previously, I was taking 1000 mg of Ibuprofen a day; and now I haven't taken any in over a year. But to me, as amazing as the physical transformation, the change in my mental awareness is even more so. I never realized I was in such a mental fog. The clarity and awareness I experience now is difficult for me to put into words because it is so amazing.
 
It is now a year and seven months since my original weight loss and my weight is maintaining between 175 and 180 pounds. Over the months my appetite decreased and I do not eat as much as when I started the program, but I eat until I am full. My taste buds also exploded during this time. Foods that I would never have considered before, or just did not like, I now find myself craving. I can go on and on about my experience, but I think you understand what I am saying. Adopting Dr. Fuhrman's G-BOMBS strategy has saved my life and I am forever grateful.
 
I tell as many people as will listen about my experience, and try to be as bright a shining light as I can be about this way of eating.  My hope is my story will inspire and motivate others.

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