Fit for Life

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9780446513227: Fit for Life

Details a simple, natural eating program for permanent weight loss and health, stresses a proper combination of foods, eating at the right times, and enhancing the body's metabolic processes

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"It is not only what you eat that makes the difference, but also of extreme importance is when you eat it and in what combinations," say Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, authors of this classic bestseller. Their program results in eating balanced, nutritious, high-fiber foods, making dieting "unnecessary and as obsolete as sealing wax."

The Diamonds explain that body functions have a daily cycle: noon to 8 p.m.-- appropriation (eating and digestion); 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.--assimilation (absorption and use); 4 a.m. to noon--elimination (of body wastes and food debris). Fit for Life aims to return you to a lifestyle based on your natural body cycles. That means 70 percent of your diet should be "high-water-content foods"--fruits and vegetables--which facilitate all body functions. Consume nothing but fruit or fruit juice until noon, then eat salad and vegetables with every meal for the rest of the day.

Two-thirds of the book is explanation and discussion; one-third is menu plans and recipes. You won't be hungry, your food choices will be healthy, and you'll lose weight without dieting. --Joan Price

About the Author:

Harvey Diamond is known internationally as an author, teacher, and health consultant. He has devoted more than 28 years to the development of a true 'wellness' lifestyle. He taught nutritional science at the Institute of Holistic Studies in Santa Barbara, CA, and lectures on health and well-being to top corporations and organizations. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, including Larry King Live, Oprah, Nightline, and Good Morning America. Marilyn Diamond has a certification of nutritional counseling from the American College of Health Science and has worked and studied in the nutrition/health field for over twenty years. They are the co-authors of Fit for Life and Living Health.

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