I have a buddy who's been on the Furhman plan for 5 months now.
He's down to 170lbs from his 243lb starting point.
I've been inspired to give it a try.
I bought the Fuhrman book "Eat to Live" on Amazon and the weight loss aspect seems pretty solid. There are a couple chapters about cancer fighting "superfood" and "detox" nonsense, but I think overall the diet is clearly healthier than what I'm consuming on the regular now.
There is a six week plan in the book that I'm going to give a shot. If the results are good, I'll likely be inspired to continue. In any case, the fact that the plan allows limitless fresh fruit consumption will probably save me. I'll eat a 5 lb bag of oranges on my own in a day if left to it......debating picking up Penn's book too....
Can you give a tweet-length summary? It obviously isn't a LCHF diet.
Unlimited vegetables excluding white potatoes. (goal 1lb per day)
Unlimited fresh fruit. (goal 4 servings per day)
Unlimited legumes. (goal 1 cup per day)
Limited Whole grains. (limit to 1 cup per day)
Limited Nuts/Seeds. (limit to 1 oz per day if trying to lose weight)
Extremely limited animal products (eggs, "white" chicken/pork, white fish limit to 12oz a week)
No dairy, no sugar, no booze, limited salt, limited oils.
Tofu/Seitan is listed as an unlimited food as well.
I guess that's more than a tweet.
I read that as "he's down 170lbs from his original weight of 243" and thought your friend might need treatment for severe anorexia... Otherwise, good for him!
Yeah, I guess I worded that badly. It's pretty amazing. I knew the guy in high school and he now weighs less than he did in high school. He also had a very limited palate, and this plan forced him to eat lots of foods he "didn't like". Many of which he now "likes". Even if there is a yoyo effect, reversing 20+ years of weight gain in 5 months is a pretty good thing. His doctor pretty much wanted to give him a kiss and a hug after he showed up weighing 50lbs less than his last visit. His blood pressure meds might be going away soon too. I've got a much more modest goal of 30-40 lbs to lose. We'll see if it works.