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Book Review: The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman's latest book, The End of Dieting, inspires Marty and me to keep on eating the way we do. He focuses on eating delicious foods that provide the highest level of nutrients a body needs to maintain optimal health. 

Dr. Fuhrman writes, "By reading this book, you will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting."

We first heard Dr. Fuhrman speak on our local PBS station, WEDU, and were impressed with his enthusiastic, intelligent manner. He was able to talk about complex scientific ideas and make it  interesting, compelling and most important for us, easy to understand. Besides being a best-seller author he is a nutritional researcher. His program is based on extensive scientific research in the field of nutritional health.  We appreciate that he does not rely on gimmicks and that he is not promoting a fad diet.

Before a meal we look at our servings of food awaiting us to partake in all the deliciousness. Besides being grateful for the good foods we can eat we are always impressed by the variety of colors and textures as well as all the incredible nutrients we are feeding our bodies. With Dr. Fuhrman's influence we eat a lot more plant based meals, and when we do eat any animal product it is at a minimum.

Read this book if you want to understand how your food choices have a profound effect on your health. Don't let another day go by being unaware of what it takes to enjoy a healthy life. You have the power to take control of your health.