Fit for Life: Not Fat for Life

by Harvey Diamond (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Coauthor of the bestselling Fit for Life, Diamond here advocates a lifelong diet
composed of 50% raw (living) food and no more than 50% dead (cooked) food in
order to lose weight and maintain maximum physical and mental health. He offers
himself up as a personal example of someone who overcame his medical problems by
adhering to this nutritional program. Exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam
War, and 50 pounds overweight, Diamond is convinced that eating living food is
what restored his heath. The details of this somewhat unusual way of eating are
conveyed in an easy conversational style, and the author clearly explains
(sometimes overexplains) how the digestive process works more efficiently when
less cooked food is consumed. The program comes across as palatable rather than
rigid, because Diamond repeatedly suggests it be followed in a relaxed flexible
manner and that occasional deviations are to be expected. According to the
author, only fresh fruit juices and fruit (the best possible food) should be
eaten before noon. Lunch and dinner may consist of either a protein or a starch
(but not both) with cooked vegetables and a hearty salad. He strongly argues
against the consumption of dairy products (calcium is readily available through
raw foods) because they are hard to digest. He is further convinced that young
children should drink breast milk, not cow's milk or formula.

Book Description
There is only one concept to grasp and only one action to take: Eat more living
food than dead food. The simplicity of this message has eluded people up to now.
In fact, it may seem oversimplified. Because of past frustrations and
disappointments, people have come to believe that losing weight is complicated,
difficult and expensive. Truth be told, all that is required to reap the myriad
benefits of Harvey Diamond's program is to return to the fundamentals of life.
The human body is intelligent and capable beyond anyone's comprehension, but in
order to unleash this extraordinary intelligence-including that which normalizes
body weight-the proper fuel is required. That fuel is living food. But for some
inexplicable reason, people have allowed themselves to believe that they can
give their bodies the wrong fuel and then have it operate at optimum efficiency.
And that is why most people become overweight. This book offers not a diet, but
a lifelong way of eating that allows the eating experience to remain a joyous
one, rather than a clinical endeavor of measuring portions, counting calories,
calculating grams of fat, carbohydrates and protein, or ingesting meal
replacements. It teaches readers how to eat any food in the most healthful way
so there is no feeling of deprivation. As readers embark on this life-changing
journey, they will experience the surge of energy and well-being that only comes
as the automatic result of properly fueling their bodies. Providing deliberate,
gentle and forgiving guidance every step of the way, this book will become
readers' trusted source and companion as they create a new way of eating and
living, which will lead to both overweight and poor health becoming conditions of the past.

Product Details

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: HCI (December 15, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0757301134



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