The End of Dieting Review & Giveaway

Dr. Joel Fuhrman has just released a new book titled The End of Dieting and I’m thrilled to host a giveaway for a free copy (note: I was also sent one by the publisher for review):

The End of Dieting giveaway | www.carrieonvegan.comAs my longtime readers know, I first became acquainted with Dr. Fuhrman’s plant-based dietary approach back in late 2010. I had been following a vegan diet for a few months by then, but his focus on eating whole foods and reducing the amount of refined sugars and oils in my diet helped me address some of the chronic health conditions I was facing. Since then, I’ve been a real supporter of Dr. Fuhrman and all of my research and experimentation has confirmed that he has the most rational and scientific approach for finding optimal health.

That said, it’s not necessarily easy for most of us to follow any kind of diet, let alone one that is so far removed from the Standard American Diet. In fact, when I first read Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman, I laughed out loud at some of his statements, thinking that there was no way that I could actually do what he was suggesting.

Over the years, I’ve come to find my own version of Dr. Fuhrman’s approach, one that may not necessarily conform 100%, but works for me. Because of that reason, I approached this new book with a bit of hesitation, worried that I might finish reading it feeling like I wasn’t doing something right or that I was a failure. I’m very, very happy to report that it left me with a very optimistic feeling, though, knowing that even if I don’t eat “perfectly” every day, I’m still on the right path.

In fact, The End of Dieting is the most comprehensive book from Dr. Fuhrman in terms of addressing both the emotional and mental aspects of adapting to a healthier way of eating, in addition to describing in understandable terms the addictive nature of certain foods. He comes across as the experienced and knowledgeable clinician that he is, but with the right amount of motivation to encourage healthier choices.

I was also very pleased to see the discussion of what’s wrong with the Paleo diet, how to avoid raising cancer-causing IGF-1 levels, some fast, easy suggestions for how to eat “nutritarian” (including a great daily checklist), and even a comparative list of prepared foods that fit within his recommended guidelines.

All in all, The End of Dieting is a real masterpiece, a comprehensive guide based on years of clinical experience and shrewd, objective research, offering its readers a guide for exactly what it suggests: How to Live for Life.

Dr. Fuhrman dedicates his book “to all those who fight to save and improve our planet and the lives of its inhabitants. May our collective efforts bring a healthy future for our children and future generations.” I believe that this is the perfect summation for a work that holds the tools to transform some of the most complex problems our civilization faces, yet with guidance for the individual to make powerful, rational, and practical choices to transform not only our own lives, but those of our families and communities.

Want to win a copy of The End of Dieting? I’ll be selecting one winner at random on Thursday, April 17th. Since I’m paying for the shipping, I need to restrict the winner to a resident of the continental United States. Please use the Rafflecopter link below to enter and good luck!

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P.S. If you like this post, you might also like my reviews of two of Dr. Fuhrman’s other books, Super Immunity and the Eat to Live Cookbook.

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  1. Marie says

    Eat moderately, for nourishment, and move your body! Also, I think the meditators of the world are on to something. I think I need that in my life. Maybe I should turn off the evening news and put down the iPad….

  2. says

    My tip is to workout regularly, but also just move as much as you can throughout the day. Every little bit helps! Take the stairs at work, walk to a colleague’s desk, or take a lunch break walk like I did today.

  3. Deb says

    Surround yourself with people. When my life is full, I no longer find myself turning to food to fill myself up.

  4. says

    My tip for healthy weight loss is to always prepare food and have a meal plan. When I am not prepared is when I am more likely to eat poorly.

  5. Alicia says

    I’m not sure what my tip would be since I’m not there yet. Right now, I’m focusing on not snacking at night- so, no snacking after 7pm. It’s the time when I never eat for health. =-)

  6. Paula says

    My tip is to eat slowly/mindfully at the table. I notice that if I eat in front the tv or in the car, then I don’t even taste the food…just inhale. So slowing down and having a nice dinner at the table is a must.

  7. Tam says

    My tip is eating lots of big salads with every vegetable imaginable or large bowls of roasted veggies…both are really filling, take a long time to eat, and are super delicious.

  8. Jessica Dianderas says

    For weight loss it is crucial to remain active , drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and of course eat food this is nourishing to your body and soul. REAL food: plant based , whole , minimally processed food. No one is perfect all the time but if you do this most of the time,it works for most.
    However, I was doing most of this and still not losing weight until…I STOPPED DIETING and OBSESSING about losing weight and what I ate. I have been working on doing things that help me love myself and are good for me (like socializing with people that bring positivity into my life or/and have similar interests, taking on hobbies I love, starting yoga , reading positive affirmation, treating myself well and stopping the negative inside voice that can be so harsh , etc). I also stopped looking for quick fixes and trying fad diets or counting calories and instead started to really listen to what my body was telling me after I ate certain foods. I tried a raw food cleanse that left me feeling amazing and has been the catalyst to the way I eat currently. I know I feel best when eat a mostly whole food , plant based diet consisting of high percentage of raw foods. Of course, I let myself enjoy foods that may not fall into this category once in a while but much , much less than I used to and usually only in social situations . What is amazing is I don’t crave junk food anymore. When I eat ‘bad’ I maybe crave a veggie burger with sweet potato fries at Eureka Burger and a beer. It’s incredible how your taste buds (and mentality) change once you eat foods that are actually good for you for a while. It’s easy for me to stay on track when I make food at home (as long as I stay prepared and planning ahead). And if I fall off the health wagon, I don’t beat myself up! That is crucial. Just dust yourself off, laugh at yourself and jump right back on….you’ll fall off less and less and get back on quicker and easier 🙂

  9. says

    My favorite tip for healthy weight maintenance is to plan ahead. It is so easy to overeat if you are not prepared. Bringing healthy snacks are the best way to be sure you do not go off track. Awesome giveaway!!

  10. danielle says

    My tip is eating only whole foods and limiting processed/refined sugar foods at all costs. It may be tough in the beginning but after a week or two the craving disappear. Lots of water also helps to clean out the system, especially when you have warm lemon water in the morning.

  11. Amber says

    I’ve found that staying active through the day has helped. I’m probably the world’s biggest couch potato and I sit behind a desk all day for work; but I get up 10 minutes every hour at least. I create little trips that need to be taken – whether it’s walking down to the mailbox, or fixing myself some tea in the kitchen, walking back to my desk while waiting for it to steep and then going back to get it. Walking to the other side of the room to do something right then instead of waiting until later and doing everything at once. Steps add up!

  12. Stephanie says

    My best tip is to do meal planning ahead of time. I am terrible about making healthy decisions in the moment when I’m hungry. But if I already have the food on hand, it’s easier to just eat that!

  13. Leah says

    I plan ahead! I have limited time during the week, so I make my meals on the weekends and even though I eat the same thing 5 or 6 days in a row, I know it’s there and I don’t even have to think about it. I just grab and go! If I don’t plan ahead, I tend to eat out and usually am not as healthy.

  14. Ceil Hook says

    Best tip…stay the course. Eat a balanced diet, with lots of water, exercise regularly…all the normal tips…but when you slip up, don’t give up. Remember that this is a life-long journey towards wellness, and that each day can be a new beginning.

  15. Jana says

    If you are eating healthfully and have gotten over your addictions to foods in the SAD diet, listen to your body and only eat when hungry.

  16. says

    My tip is to exercise! It’s easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle (physically and mentally) if you move your body regularly no matter what your size or shape 🙂

  17. Linda says

    Eat simply, and batch cook. When I already have cooked beans, roasted veggies, and chopped fruit in the fridge, putting together a meal–be it a soup or casserole or separate entrée & sides–is a relative breeze.

  18. Amber Dahl says

    I believe in preparing your own food to have the best control over what you put in your body. It helps me to plan and prepare my meals for events and gatherings, as well. That way, I don’t feel deprived if there is no nutritious food available and it saves me from having to buy something premade that may have salts, oils and sugars. I also like to say that I “won’t eat anything that has a bar code.” Stick to your produce section and your farmer’s market for the best nutrition! And, of course, eat vegan. 😉

  19. Holly says

    Eat seasonal local fruits and vegetables, giving you not only the best taste but the cost is usually the lowest also.

  20. Rebecca says

    My tip for healthy weight maintenance would be to begin looking at food as fuel. I run and lift heavy, when I go grocery shopping I’m looking for foods that are going to give me the best “bang” for my buck nutritionally speaking. My body thrives on unprocessed, natural whole foods that I really enjoy eating now.

  21. Sharon Manka says

    I love following Dr. Fuhrman’s plan! I occasionally cheat (usually special occasions), but for the most part, I eat a healthy plant-based diet.

  22. Jennifer says

    My tip is to start each day with a warm cup of lemon water. Savor it and let your body wake up before eating…or drinking coffee. Great for mental state, digestive system, immunity, alkalanizing and great skin!

  23. Michelle O. says

    My best healthy tip: get plenty of sleep. This allows me to get up in the morning to exercise, it gives me energy to prepare nutritious food and I’m less stressed when I get enough sleep 🙂

  24. says

    I try to ADD vegetables rather than subtract other things… I find that it serves both purposes anyway 🙂 sleep and water are important, too.

  25. Laura Kristoff says

    Going healthy doesn’t have to mean giving up convenience. With a little exploration, some planning ahead, and minimal practice it can be possible to find ways to create healthy shortcut food so you’re not tempted by the “easy stuff” that’s loaded with unhealthy elements.

  26. Devon says

    My tip is to commit to a food plan that meets your criteria/needs the night before. It takes my brain out of making food decisions the next day- no opening the fridge and staring at the contents trying to determine what I can “get away with”.

  27. Heather says

    I really think the “drink plenty of water” tip is the best! If i do that I find I am not as hungry throughout the day. Also, keep plenty of good food on hand so you are not tempted by something that will throw you off track. I find that when a healthy snack is quick and easy I will grab it first.

  28. says

    My tip is to be prepared – I always cook a big batch of food at the start of the week in my slow cooker so I know, no matter how hungry I am when I get home after work, there will be something nutritious yet quick waiting!

  29. Pamela says

    If you are craving a particular food, eat a small portion. This will keep you from consuming extra calories trying to avoid the food you are craving.

  30. Liz says

    My tip is to surround yourself with positive friends and family who are supportive of your healthy lifestyle and who themselves are on a similar path. It’s so much easier to stay on track with your nutrition vans fitness goals when those standing alongside you are in full support of your journey. I am a huge believer in a strong social support network.

  31. Dainey says

    My tip is to prepare your veggies for the week all in one day so when you are tired and don’t feel like cooking you always have pre-prepped food in on hand.

  32. Rachel says

    My tip is to only eat something if it’ll make you happy two days from now. Going out and eating two large fries and a burger from burger king will not make me happy two days from now, but a healthy smoothie will!

  33. Faith says

    You can’t out train your food choices! Don’t think you can eat poorly and make up for it by exercising. Eat healthy, stay active, and you will be able to maintain easily.


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