In Case Of Emergency, Eat This Book
Truthfully, Mary and I are both fighting a battle of the bulge. She is my cheerleader and I am hers. Last year, when Dr. Joel Fuhrman visited The Denver Public Library, I had the doctor sign a copy of his book Eat To Live for Mary and I mailed it to her for inspiration.
I've been working Fuhrman's program for a little under a year and I've lost 80 pounds so far. I've got a long way to go and after straying from the program over the holidays, Mary decided to bolster my wavering commitment with Dr. Kessler's book. It is a fascinating read -- exploring the nature of why we overeat and the science and marketing employed to encourage our eating patterns. When it comes to eating well and making good food choices, I'll take support from all directions!
Dr. Fuhrman's newest book, The End of Diabetes, is geared toward arresting and reversing adult onset diabetes. He's a man on a mission and when you read his books or see him interviewed, his compassion, spirit and motivation are contagious.
In the same vein of these two books, is Rip Esselstyn's Engine 2 Diet -- a whole food, plant-based approach to healthful eating. He has a new book, My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Arguement for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet, coming out in May and here at the library, we're hopeful that we can host Rip for an author event soon.
I have a snapshot of myself from May 18, 2012 -- taken expressly as a (hopeful) before picture. Would you like a May 18, 2013 posting to show my progress?
Until then, I wish joyful and healthful eating to all of us!
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