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.

ReBecca's Story

ReBecca Lost 330 lbs. and is Still Counting Down!

Rebecca has followed the Eat to Live program the past 5 years with remarkable success. She has lost a total of 330 pounds and is still losing. Here is Rebecca’s remarkable story to regain her health and quality of life.

I saw Dr. Fuhrman on TV in 2003. I was really fired up about his eating program and told my friend. My friend was thrilled I was showing concern for my health so she brought me a copy of Eat to Live. I read the book from cover to cover! To this day, I still carry Eat to Live with me! It is my second Bible. I really LIVE by the book, passages are underlined, notes are in the margins, etc. Yes, I experienced headaches, and cravings the first 5–7 days, but because I could eat without weighing food or counting calories, I felt it was an “even” exchange.

After a few weeks I truly felt energized! My poor body was getting some sound nutrition! Unfortunately, I did not get weighed when I began the program, but I estimate that I weighed @482 pounds at the start. During the first 8 weeks, I lost 72½ pounds. From that moment on, I never looked back!

Week after week, I continued to lose weight. Eight and half months later, (July 2004), I lost 133 pounds. By the following August, 2005 I lost another 100 pounds. By the summer of 2006, I lost another 50 pounds. Of course, as I am approaching my ideal weight, the weight is coming off more slowly. I now belong to a gym and have incorporated walking and weight training into my weekly routine.

Today, I embrace my new high nutrient eating lifestyle. I don’t eat cheese, bread of any type, rice, or pasta. I only eat veggies, fruits, raw nuts, and beans. People are confused when they see how I eat. Many are astonished by the facts; for instance, 100 calories of broccoli offers more protein than 100 calories of meat. People question how I eat so much food and still lose weight or how I am satisfied eating salads and vegetables.

I have purchased and given Eat to Live to many people. My own family doctor is amazed at my transformation.

Wow, yes my life has changed! I literally lived in my own isolated world before I committed to losing weight. Ironically, the bigger I became, the more invisible I became to the people around me! I went from a world of being ALL alone with a good friend or two (who saw the real me hiding under all that weight) to this world of so many people. I am still adjusting to this, too, as it can be overwhelming. Previously, I shopped late at night to avoid people making comments during "normal" shopping hours. I could only buy clothes from big woman's magazines. The clothes had no style and were just big baggy dresses. I avoided restaurants. I could not fit into a booth and having a chair pulled to the end of a table was so embarrassing. I could never use a public bathroom because I could not fit in the stall. I could go on and on and probably will when I write the book everyone keeps encouraging me to write.

I owe my life to the Eat to Live lifestyle. Dr. Fuhrman saved me from literally eating myself to death. How grateful and blessed I am. Whatever lies ahead, I am ready for it!

Results may vary.