What you need to know about Dr. Fuhrman’s aggressive plan to lose weight in his fundamental book Eat to live.
By far, this is the most popular nutritional plan. When I hear people talking about the “Six Week Plan,” that’s what I’m talking about.
So what is it? What makes it so popular, special and effective?
One word: RESULTS.
Dr. Fuhrman says:
Whether or not you have a serious medical condition, your body will undergo an energizing and healing transformation. He will overcome his food addiction and gain the physiological cleansing he longed for.
This aggressive 6-week plan is how I started my nutritional journey more than four years ago. I made the 6-week aggressive plan faithfully for 6 weeks and lost a little over 21 pounds (you can read my weekly diary here).
No matter where you start, if you make this 6-week plan 100% compliant, you will lose weight!
What is Dr. Fuhrman Eat to Live’s 6-Week Aggressive Weight Loss Plan?
Everything is explained and pointed out to you in Chapter 8 of Eat to Live, pp. 208-223.
I also have two great printables for you!
- Get an overview of the plan here: Aggressive diet plan for weight loss
- Get the Daily Checklist Here: The Aggressive Weight Loss Plan Daily Checklist
But, just so we can all be on the same page, that’s how the aggressive plan falls apart …
- all raw vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily)
- Nutrient-rich green and non-green cooked vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily)
- beans, legumes, bean sprouts and tofu (target: 1 cup per day)
- fresh fruit (at least 4 a day)
LIMIT THESE FOODS
- 1 serving or 1 cup per day of vegetables cooked with starch or whole grains including: pumpkin and acorn, corn, white and sweet potatoes, bread, cereals
- 1 oz. max. daily of raw nuts and seeds
- 2 oz. max. avocado daily
- 2 tablespoons max. dried fruits daily
- 1 tbsp. max. ground flax seeds
DO NOT EAT
- dairy products
- animal products
- fruit juice
- snacks between meals
The aggressive 6-week weight loss plan does not include low-nutrient foods, as you will find in the Basic Nutrition Guide at The end of the dietor “Life Plan” describes Dr. Fuhrman in pp. 223-227 of Eat to live.
There are some aspects of this plan that you need to really understand, let’s get over it quickly now …
Salad is the main dish
There is a reason why this is Dr. Fuhrman’s favorite slogan.
And because when you try to lose weight and restore your body health, your biggest weapons are greens and raw vegetables.
The goal here is 1 kilogram a day!
You literally want to stuff yourself with raw vegetables before moving on to something cooked.
Now, why would you want to go and do something like that?
Well, Dr. Fuhrman best describes it (pp. 212-213, Eat to live):
These foods should be consumed in unlimited quantities, but think big. Because they have a negative caloric effect, the more you eat, the more you lose. Raw foods also have a faster transit time through the digestive tract and result in a lower glucose response and encourage greater weight loss than their cooked counterparts. The goal is to eat as many raw vegetables as possible, with a goal of one pound (sixteen ounces) per day.
If you are left with one consumer question: How the hell am I going to eat so many raw vegetables? Don’t be upset! You can get there much easier than you think!
- a small head of Roman salad weighs between 6 and 8 ounces
- a medium bell pepper or a tomato weighs 4 to 6 ounces
Here’s the gem: that whole pound of salad and raw vegetables turns out to be less than 100 calories of food!
And I think you can already guess that 100 calories of food is absolutely full of those phytonutrients that nutritionists are talking about!
Remember that the exclusion principle we talked about in “What is a Nutrient?” post? Well, here he is at work.
You first fill up on the most nutrient-rich (and low-calorie) foods to eliminate the more caloric-dense foods you will eat afterwards.
So that brings us to an important point: What do do you eat after your huge main course salad?
Low Sodium Cooked Foods and Oils, Low Sodium, Vegan, Herbal
It’s a mouth, isn’t it?
These are the types of cooked dishes you want to fill your huge salads with! Remember, there must be oil-free, low-sodium recipes (you can find a lot of them right here).
You can see two great dishes later in that picture above:
- On the left is the Minestrone soup with beans, vegetables and garbanzo bean paste shells (recipe in my premium e-book).
- On the right is an easy-to-assemble “feeding bowl,” which has about 1 cup of steamed sauerkraut, oil-free sauce of herbs and tahini (recipe here) fried mushrooms, pasta pasta with green lentils (learn more about pasta substitutes here) covered. with nutritarian cheese sauce (recipe here) and topped with Pico de Gallo (recipe here) and lightly picked red cabbage (just chop the cabbage and cover with white vinegar and leave to marinate for a day or two in the fridge).
These are the types of meals I eat every day! Does he seem to be “depriving” me?
No, these are thriving foods.
These are the dishes that live your best!
Look at that color, look at that vibration – isn’t that what you want your body to get rid of?
If you’re what you eat, that’s what I want! How are you?
Okay, I’m ready! Now what?
If this 6-week aggressive weight loss plan tells you about your health goals, then you’re in the right place at the right time!
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to complete the Nutritarian Quick Start in 5 Steps Here!
Now you’re officially armed and ready with the knowledge you need, that handy daily checklist you printed out at the beginning of this post, and a resourceful site to help you become a nutrition black belt!
If you want to know what you should eat on a given day, take a look at my archive of over 50 daily menus here!
I highly recommend that you learn the basics of weekly food preparation and get the free printable weekly schedule here!
The bottom line is that you can make the transition to a nutritional life very easy with the free content on this site – and I’m here for you every step of the way!
But wait, I want to All Planned for me!
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Tasty recipes without oil, low in sodium, vegan, herbal, which conforms to all those guidelines that we talked about earlier in this post.
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Hi, this is Kristen! I adopted a nutritional lifestyle over six years ago and have been sharing my experiences ever since. I have discovered that a successful life comes from eating to live, and it is my mission to make this lifestyle possible for all who are ready to put an end to their problems. with troubled diet, weight gain and food-related illnesses!