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.
Tools Wendy Used:Member Communities Eat to Live Eat to Live Cookbook Nutritarian Events Nutritarian Recipes Webinars Nutrition Coaching
Results may vary.
Wendy lost 45 pounds and cleared her ‘brain fog’
I began researching lifestyles that I could live with and finally be rid of the diet yo-yo I had been on. I was slowly creeping up in weight and was worried that, with each additional pound I was putting on, I was also going to bring on additional health issues. My husband has type 2 diabetes, and I knew I was heading there, too. I sought the advice of a co-worker who had obviously made some lifestyle changes and looked extremely healthy and happy. She was excited to help me and referred me to Dr. Fuhrman’s website, which led me to join in the 21-day detox. I felt desperate, tired and miserable. I had so much brain fog that it was making it difficult for me to do my job. I knew this would help me begin my journey to make permanent changes.
I signed up for the 21-day detox and went to the grocery store to buy what I needed for that first week. I was stunned by the expense and I panicked a bit, because I knew it would not be sustainable if it was going to be that expensive each week. I soon found out that because I had to re-stock my pantry, the majority of what I had purchased was going to last a lot longer than a week.
Those first days of the detox were miserable for me. I felt ill, tired and extremely run down. I never doubted or entertained the notion of quitting because I knew I had a lot of junk to rid from my body, and that this miserable feeling would soon pass.
After that first week, it was exciting to enjoy new recipes, and I convinced my husband to join me to help make it easier with meal planning. We also took a road trip, and I packed a cooler so I could continue eating Nutritarian while I was not home. My husband did join me and has also lost about 20 lbs. He has since gone back to the SAD diet and his aches and joint pain have returned. I still am committed to a Nutritarian diet, and I still refer to that 21-day detox book for recipes.
After the detox I continued to the weight loss challenge because, for me, I knew I needed to find a way to be committed so that I would not go back to a SAD diet. I wanted to feel better and enjoy life again, and I still had several pounds to lose. I am pleased to say that I have lost over 45 pounds and feel 100 percent better! I still have days that I want to indulge, but I remind myself that one bite of sweets or non-Nutritarian food is a week of suffering! It seems to help, and I have been very committed to living a better life. For me, the goal was to lose weight, but in the process of losing weight, I also found I can do hard things and that I can be successful in whatever I set my mind to doing. I also can think clearly, and enjoy knowing I can take a walk and not be winded and that I have more energy, and my brain fog is gone. I feel so much better and look forward to the spring / summer season again so I can plant my own vegetables and continue to learn and live a healthier lifestyle!