Eat to live ..

By Sugarmomma39 Latest Reply 2015-03-13 08:14:37 -0500
Started 2015-03-12 21:36:39 -0500

Has anyone tried the eat to live diet for 6 weeks …based on the book ? I'm thinking about doing this .i want to check with my doctor and nutritionist first .

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GabbyPA 2015-03-13 08:14:37 -0500 Report

I have not heard of it til now and like any "diet" if it's not a lifestyle change, it generally suffers when you go back to your old ways of eating. If you are using it to jump start some lifestyle changes, then maybe it is something you would want to talk to your doctor about. It sounds pretty drastic.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-13 01:58:47 -0500 Report

I've not tried this particular diet, I don't believe in diets as I feel once you go off them you often if not always gain back the weight you have lost and often more. I did look at it online and it looks like a moderately difficult diet to follow. It appears to be missing some major vitamins and minerals. Go ahead and try it but do so with caution. And definitely check with your doc and dietician first.
I have found what I call "clean eating", eating non processed foods, veggies and meats and some fruits and dairy to be the best eating plan for me. I eat low carb, high fat. Each person has to determine the amount of carbs that works best for them. For me that is between 50-75 grams a day. (with an occasional day of under 50 and an occasional day up to 100 grams). But, this number is individual to each person.
Best of luck to you.

jayabee52 2015-03-12 22:02:12 -0500 Report

Howdy Sugar
It would be good to check with your Dr and RD first. That meal plan sounds good but the review on it on WebMD places the difficulty level at "Medium to hard" (Dr F calls it a "Nutritarian" diet but boiled down to the basics it is simply Vegan)

"After you complete the first 6 weeks, you may reintroduce fat-free dairy, meat, fish, refined carbs, and olive oil in very small amounts. If you don't add the animal products back in, you will need to get supplemental vitamin B12, vitamin D, and potentially also an omega-3 fatty acid supplement.". ~

Another aspect which I would not like is it is basically a Vegan meal plan and so it is deficient in the 8 essential amino acids which make up for a complete protein. It is a 6 week plan so perhaps that is not so bad, however for longer than that one's body will be denied key nuteients so many Vegans miss.

God's best to you