Dr Joel Fuhrman, is the author of Eat to Live among many other books and created the Nutritarian Eating Plan and Lifestyle. Today Dr. Fuhrman was on the the Dr Oz show talking about how to lose up to 10 pounds in one week. A lot of us Dr Fuhrman true blue fans did not agree with the Eat to Live Plan being called a crash diet. One of the reasons I am such a fan is the plan is a sustainable healthy way to eat forever. Your health gets better, you have more energy, your immune system is supported and oh by the way, the weight you lose is a bonus.
Dr. Fuhrman was up first on the Dr. Oz show today and whew, it all went by in a flash. I was hoping and wishing it would have been the whole hour and think it was about 8 minutes total maybe. He covered the 3 steps to follow and here is a recap from the show:
Step 1: Follow the 90/10 Rule Every Day
For the next 7 days, you’ll eat 90% nutrient-dense foods – veggies, fruits, seeds and nuts, beans and whole grains. For the remaining 10%, you can have healthy oils, meat and dairy. I will be doing my own vegan version and using no animal products.
Step 2: Use Secret Weapons
Dr. Fuhrman recommends eating “BOM’s” to really kick your body’s fat-burning mechanisms into high gear. BOM’s are Berries, Onions and Mushrooms. These foods are anti-angiogenic. Why is this important? Because anti-angiogenic foods can starve fat cells by cutting off the blood supply to your fat. How? The growth of new capillary blood vessels is called angiogenesis. Research shows that cancer cells, for example, are known to hijack angiogenesis and keep it permanently switched on to ensure that it has a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply so it can grow. But, by eating foods that can block the process of angiogenesis, you can starve these cancer cells. Dr. Fuhrman maintains you can also block the blood supply to fat cells by eating anti-angiogenic foods. The more of these foods you eat, the more weight you lose.
Step 3: Detox With Skinny Shakes
To flush fat from your body, you’ll need to release the toxins that are keeping you swollen with fat and fluid. To repair cellular damage from processed foods, make a Skinny Shake of pomegranate juice, strawberries and lemon. Pomegranates are anti-angiogenic and can reduce inflammation. Strawberries are anti-angiogenic and protect against oxidative stress. And lemon juice has vitamin C, natural antibacterial properties, can aid digestion, and helps reduce stress.
1 cup of ice
4 oz of pomegranate juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
Squeeze of lemon
Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy. Add water to reach your desired consistency.
I am just kicking off my Elite Mastermind Group called 100 Wonderful Reasons – 100 Pounds or More to Lose. I will be following the Eat to Live Program beginning with the 7 Day Plan discussed today on Dr. Oz. We have a wonderful Facebook Group supporting everyone who is interested in Dr Fuhrman and Eat to Live: Dr Fuhrmans Eat To Live – Nutritarian Plant Based Diet and you are welcome to join us. I will be hosting a call tonight at 6 pm PT to discuss the show and below is one of the recipes from the program.
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sliced onion
8 oz tomato sauce, no or low-sodium, divided
2 cups cooked pinto or black beans or canned beans, no-salt-added or low-sodium
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
6 corn or 100% whole wheat tortillas
Sauté the green pepper and onion in 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce until tender. Stir in the remaining tomato sauce, beans, corn, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, cilantro and cayenne. Simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla and roll up. Serve as is or bake for 15 minutes in a 375°F oven.