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.

Adrienne's Story


Adrienne 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, but warning signs were present) and water retention.  I also had high blood pressure and had been diagnosed with a relatively severe case of sleep apnea, both of which were untreated at that point.

I was experiencing back pain, knee pain, and foot pain every day. I was frequently winded and out of breath after even minor exertion, and my sleep patterns were erratic. I never felt fully rested. Also, I was retaining water like a sponge, literally to the point where several pairs of my shoes were too tight to wear and I was unable to wear most of my rings. I was increasingly more tired and worn out in a way that I never had been before. Despite a lifetime of obesity I had never experienced this before. I knew that I was in trouble and had reached the end of my “getting away” with my weight.  I was frightened, overwhelmed, and depressed feeling it was simply too late to “fix” myself.

Given my growing despair, I resolved to have gastric bypass surgery, believing that it was my only option, even though I had always thought it was unhealthy and inappropriate. Thank God that at the very same moment I was reaching for the phone to schedule my surgery; I received a phone call from a dear friend's mother who has followed Dr. Fuhrman's research for some time.  She believed that Dr. Fuhrman had the answer to rid me of my lifetime of obesity.  She was right.  She informed me that for my 40th birthday, she was going to bless me with a consult with Dr. Fuhrman, and in that exact moment, with tears in my eyes, I knew that my prayer had been answered, that this was literally a gift from God. I had a very strong feeling that this was my answer.  I resolved to do whatever he told me to do. There was no turning back.

I began to follow the Nutritarian plan the very day I met Dr. Fuhrman.  Literally, in about a week, I began to feel an increase in my energy and an increase in my mental clarity. I could see a noticeable decrease in the puffiness that had become my norm and I began to find previously unknown space in my clothing.  At my one month weigh in, I was hyper with excitement about how great I felt and found I was 26 pounds lighter.  Moving the scale bar off the 300 pound mark was a very joyful experience, but not as joyful as it was to move it off of the 200 pound mark less than a year later.

I now have lost 128 pounds; my current weight is 191 pounds and my health is spectacular. I continue to take a markedly lower dose of thyroid medication (125 mgs/day,) but other medications are no longer necessary.  My energy now surpasses the standard that I once maintained as great energy, and my aches and pains are gone.  In fact, I had been obese and out of shape for so long that I didn't appreciate just how rotten I felt because it had simply become my norm.

Before starting this journey, I had no confidence that this level of success would be possible. Having been given this gift of a new and healthy life, free from the chains of obesity, I have found a new confidence that was missing before. I feel so strongly about sharing this knowledge that I’m always trying to encourage other people. I frequently show pictures of myself at 319 pounds to let people know what is truly possible. I send folks to the Member Center and the Disease Proof blog, and given several people Eat To Live. I truly believe in what it means to follow the Nutritarian lifestyle. I am actually horrified at how simple and easy this new life has become. I spent forty years morbidly obese when freedom and health was literally a bowl of greens away.

I now realize that many medical professionals and government officials are very uneducated about proper nutrition.  Each and every one of us must make up our own minds and determine how we will live, and the answer to this is directly connected to how we eat.  I will Eat To Live, and I will thrive because of it.  And for the record, I am now wearing my rings again, all of which had to be taken to the jeweler to be sized down so I could fit them.

Results may vary.

More Overweight and Obesity Success Stories


Robert

Robert

Robert lost an incredible 200 pounds and with it went his diabetes, high cholesterol, and arthritis, allowing him to stop taking toxic arthritis medications... Read More


Results may vary.

Richard

Richard

 Richard lost an amazing 150 pounds, feels healthier and has more energy than he had in
his twenties
 ... Read More


Results may vary.

Debbie

Debbie

Debbie lost a whopping 117 pounds after attending a Whole Foods Immersion Program and has amazing energy and stamina... Read More


Results may vary.

Donald

Donald

Donald is a new person after losing a staggering 117 pounds... Read More


Results may vary.

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel was frequently sick and fatigued; after losing a whopping 110 pounds she feels great... Read More


Results may vary.

kim

kim

Kim lost 107 pounds and no longer suffers from irritable bowel syndrome... Read More


Results may vary.

Cassie and Dave

Cassie and Dave

Cassie and Dave were couch potatoes before they lost a total 156 pounds, now they walk, run, or hike at least 20 miles a week... Read More


Results may vary.

Theresa

Theresa

Theresa is thrilled with her 102 pound weight loss and says living a healthy lifestyle is the best anti-cancer strategy... Read More


Results may vary.

Janice

Janice

Janice lost 70 pounds and is off all her medications for high blood pressure... Read More


Results may vary.

Susan

Susan

Susan's life was a "nightmare" before she lost 215 life-threatening pounds... Read More


Results may vary.

Felicia

Felicia

 After many frustrating years trying to lose weight, Felicia lost a life-altering 206 pounds... Read More


Results may vary.

Gerald

Gerald

Gerald lost 161 pounds after 57 years of fighting obesity... Read More


Results may vary.

Anthony

Anthony

Anthony lost 160 pounds, runs marathons and is proud to be a positive role model for his sons... Read More


Results may vary.

Emily

Emily

Emily lost 105 pounds, beat her food addiction and feels great... Read More


Results may vary.

Julie

Julie

Julie lost 94 pounds in nine months and is enjoying excellent health along and renewed energy... Read More


Results may vary.

Nancy

Nancy

Nancy lost 81 pounds, her aches and pains are a thing of the past and she has her social life back again... Read More


Results may vary.

Anthony

Anthony

Anthony lost 75 pounds and shed his high school nickname Pudgy... Read More


Results may vary.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Stephanie always struggled with her weight, now she has maintained her 63 pound weight loss for 3 years
 ... Read More


Results may vary.

Ellen

Ellen

Ellen lost 55 pounds in 4 months and went from a size 16 to a size 2... Read More


Results may vary.

Scott

Scott

Scott was so obese his doctor predicted death, he chose to live and lost an amazing 331 pounds... Read More


Results may vary.

Chris

Chris

An Amusement Park ‘Walk of Shame,’ led to Chris's Transformation... Read More


Results may vary.

Marina

Marina

An ecstatic Marina lost a whopping 160 pounds and reversed her type 2 diabetes... Read More


Results may vary.

Vaz

Vaz

After a lifetime of “yo-yo” dieting Vaz lost 151 pounds and no longer feels he is on his way to a heart attachk

... Read More


Results may vary.

Muriel

Muriel

Kimberly lost 60 pounds and no longer suffers with eczema; her mom lost 142 pounds and is free of diabetes and monthly urinary tract infections... Read More


Results may vary.

Ronnie

Ronnie

Ronnie lost 140 pounds, beat his life-threatening addictions, and is free of chest pain... Read More


Results may vary.

View More