September 25, 2010

Fit For Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond

Weight loss and having more natural energy is something that I think most people are striving towards. I know that I am, and most I encounter on a normal basis would agree to this too. The whole “diet” and weight loss world of products that are more harmful than good can make things a bit confusing though. Fit For Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond address these issues with an approach that they say will give you more energy, lose weight, and not even have to count calories.

Book Description
“It's the program that shatters all the myths: FIT FOR LIFE the international bestseller that explains how to change both your figure and your life. Nutritional specialist Harvey and Marilyn Diamond explain how you can eat more kinds of food than you ever ate before without counting calories...and still lose weight! The natural body cycles, permanent weight-loss plan that proves it's not only what you eat, but also when and how, FIT FOR LIFE is the perfect solution for those who want to look and feel their best. Join the millions of Americans who are FIT FOR LIFE and begin your transformation with:

• The vital principles that bring you permanent weight loss and high energy
• The FIT FOR LIFE secrets of timing and food combining that work with your natural body cycles
• A 4-week meal plan, menus, shopping tips, and exercise
• Delicious recipes and more.”

-Fit For Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond – Read an excerpt.

My Thoughts
Fit For Life originally came out in 1987, and looking through my Mom’s old books, I discovered she actually has a copy of this very book. After reading it, I asked her if she ever tried this approach to weight loss. She explained that she remembered the system in the book but said that it was complicated and not being able to have caffeine and such was just too hard for her. She did however like the part about eating fruit in the morning, and she says she did lose some weight from being on the program.

Before reading this book, I had never heard of “Natural Hygiene” or “Food Combining.” I’m clean and combine foods at meals, but that has nothing to do with it. Reading more about that and natural body cycles really had me interested in this plan though. Especially the eating only fruit and fruit juice before noon. I like fruit, who doesn’t, right?

The four week plan included in Fit For Life is something I actually do want to try out. It seems like it could be easy to follow, and with a few substitutes I should be able to actually eat most of the foods. If it does make me healthier, lose weight, and have more energy, I think this is something I could stick with.

Overall, I found Fit For Life to be extremely informative and gave me a new approach to losing weight and being healthy. I recommend this book to all those who are also in the quest for becoming healthier.

Thank you to the publisher of Fit For Life, Wellness Central, part of the Hachette Book Group, for providing me with a copy for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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