Eat to Live: Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet

Are you struggling with your health or struggling with staying on the right track to accomplish a healthy lifestyle? There are plenty of great side effects that come with healthy living. You will start to sleep better, feel better about yourself, inspire creativity, and most importantly, fight off illnesses. The best place to start is within by watching what you eat, intake, and what you do with your body. At Nature Coast Health Care, we encourage our patients to take care of their health so that they can live a long, healthy, happy life.

Evidence suggests the closer you are to having a whole foods diet, the better off your health will be. Dr. Savage, DO is a board-certified, diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and his favorite book that goes deep into whole foods plant-based dieting and recipes is, Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman. This book is one of the best books to read because it sets the bar high enough that anyone can reach it, has structure, and contains goals that are not impossible to achieve.

How to Get Started

Harvard Health Publishing provides seven ways to jump start your health journey.

  1. Select a goal: Choose a goal that is best fit for you and only you.
  2. Ask the big question: Do I have a big dream that pairs with my health goal? If you cannot answer this question, it is fine.
  3. Pick your choice for change: Find something that you want to change for the better and stick with it.
  4. Commit yourself: Make a verbal or written commitment to yourself and your closest supporters.
  5. Scout out easy obstacles: Try your best to remove anything that is an obstacle from you reaching your goals.
  6. Brainstorm ways to leap over your obstacles: Think of ways to overcome these obstacles.
  7. Plan a simple reward: Reward yourself when you see progress, but try to steer away from food rewards when you can. (Harvard Health Publishing, 2010)

Who is Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.?

Dr. Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, author, and recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. He specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods, coining the term, “Nutritarian. This term describes a nutrient-dense eating style that is made to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend one’s lifespan. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and part of the faculty at Northern Arizona University, Health and Sciences department. (Fuhrman)

Dr. Fuhrman’s work over the past 30 years has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. His message helped hundreds of people around the world.

Eat to Live

Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat to Live, is a #1 New York Times best-seller that explains a highly effective and scientifically proven 6-week plan to lose weight quickly and permanently. He provides an easy-to-follow nutritional diet, which includes recipes for power foods and meals. This diet is designed to shed pounds quickly and prevent chronic diseases. These diseases include, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. (Fuhrman)

Dr. Fuhrman’s GBOMBS

Dr. Fuhrman suggests that every day we should intake our GBOMBS. It is an interesting acronym, but it is a great way to make sure we eat these important foods daily.

G – Greens

B – Beans

O – Onions

M – Mushrooms

B – Berries

S – Seeds/Nuts

(Doyle, 2017)

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