Blogcritics.org, 7/29/10“Everyone wants to live longer. The Longevity Diet teaches you how…[It] gives specific nutritional facts and data that everyone should know.”Tucson Citizen 7/29/10“Provide[s] realistic guidance to people who want to restrict calorie intake…The recipes for such dishes as Veggies Primavera, Spaghetti Squash with Garlic Sauce, and Sweet Potato Fries are almost worth the price of the book.”The New York Times “Beyond Atkins, beyond South Beach, a low-calorie plan promises not only to slim waists, but to slow aging.”Hudson Valley News, 8/4/10“300 pages of excellent advice…And yes, there are recipes, too.” Newsday, 8/17/10“This book…might show you how to live lean.” InfoDad, 8/26/10
About the Author
Lisa Walford is the coauthor of The Anti-Aging Plan with her father, Dr. Roy Walford, and has been on the CR diet for more than a decade. She lives in Venice, California.Brian Delaney is the president of the Calorie Restriction Society and lives in Jupiter, Florida.
I bought this book back in September of 2007, so a bit over 4 months ago. Like any “diet book”, I didn’t follow it literally. There’s no way I’m measuring everything I eat. But I did follow the general concepts, and one particular big idea. I focused myself on eating more of what’s good for you. More vegetables, more blueberries and other fruits. I also focused on eating less of things that are nutrient-poor. Less bread, less pasta, etc. I still eat stuff that’s “bad” for you (the common notion of bad – cheese, salami, etc.), though much less than before. Anyway, I lost 5-10 pounds fast. In that first couple of weeks I went hungry at times. It felt too fast, and at times I felt light-headed. So I checked in with my doctor (I was fine) and ate a little more. My weight steadied. I had my cholesterol checked after a couple of months and it was a big improvement. Now I generally eat better and it’s more of a habit than an effort. I’m still losing gradually and have lost 15-20 pounds so far. I’ve read many “diet books” in the past. South Beach wasn’t bad, but this is significantly better. By that I mean it worked better for me. You don’t have to follow the book to the letter to make it work, and to the authors’ credit, they say so and offer advice on that.
If you are concerned about having a healthy life longer than your grandparents or your parents You have to learn something different than what current science understands. You need to be at the cutting edge of science. Unfortunately most doctors are trained with information that is up to decades old. Later they can expand upon that, but they are probably too busy to learn the newer information. This book contains information based on scientific study of longevity in all living animals. Understand, every living thing on this earth has 50% of the genetics of every other living thing on this earth. So we all have common ancestry. Medication that can be given to a human can very often be given to other animals. This book is a look at what cutting edge science is finding out. Eat fewer calories but increase the nutrient load to your body. The result is a healthier life. If everyone in this country were to eat according to this understanding we could reduce the current death rate up to 42% by my reckoning of current death rates in the US. Heart disease would be virtually eliminated as well as stroke and diabetes. Many cancers would be eliminated to the same extent. This is not to say that we won’t die, but I would rather put it off a while as my father did when he changed his ways after having a stroke in the 60’s. He lived another 25 years which he should not have done given his previous history. He went against the then current medical doctrine. So listen to your doctor because they really do want to help. But you have to learn to fill in the gaps in medical doctrine. You have to heal yourself.
The Longevity Diet: The Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality Through Caloric Restriction The CR Way: Using the Secrets of Calorie Restriction for a Longer, Healthier Life The books ‘The Longevity Diet’ and ‘The CR Way’ are the two books that are life-changers. Forget all those faddy diets that fail as soon as you start because you’re so hungry all the time; or spending a fortune on so-called magic weight-loss pills that don’t work at all; absorb the wisdom contained in these books and not only will you lose weight, you’ll be healthier and live longer too. And feel so much better in yourself! Invaluable and excellent books to guide you onto the path of wellness.
- Title: The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction-the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality
- Autor: Brian M. Delaney
- Publisher (Publication Date): Da Capo Lifelong Books (June 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1568583095
- ISBN-13: | 978-1568583099
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