From Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, the author of the New York Times bestseller How Not to Die, comes a four-color, fully illustrated cookbook that shares the science of long-term weight-loss success.
Dr. Michael Greger founded the viral website Nutritionfacts.org with the aim to educate the public about what healthy eating looks like and connect them with a community through food-related podcasts, videos, and blogs. Since then, Nutritionfacts.org has grown and so has Dr. Greger's platform. How Not to Die and The How Not to Die Cookbook were instant hits, and now he's back with a new book about mindful dieting—how to eat well, lose, and keep unwanted weight off in a healthy, accessible way that's not so much a diet as it is a lifestyle.
Greger offers readers delicious yet healthy options that allow them to ditch the idea of "dieting" altogether. As outlined in his book How Not to Diet, Greger believes that identifying the twenty-one weight-loss accelerators in our bodies and incorporating new, cutting-edge medical discoveries are integral in putting an end to the all-consuming activity of counting calories and getting involved in expensive juice cleanses and Weight Watchers schemes.
The How Not to Diet Cookbook is primed to be a revolutionary new addition to the cookbook industry: incredibly effective and designed for everyone looking to make changes to their dietary habits to improve their quality of life, weight loss notwithstanding.
About the Author
A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His first book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are donated to charity.
"This is perfect for those looking to shed pounds and still eat well."
Praise for How Not to Diet
"Dr. Michael Greger is one of my heroes and continues to inspire me. Why? Because he embodies personal integrity, values facts, and is one of the kindest and smartest people I know. All of his lecture fees and book royalties go to charity, including his non-profit NutritionFacts.org, one of the most credible sources of science-based nutrition. How Not to Diet is one of the best books I’ve ever read on how to lose weight in sustainable ways that enhance health. Highly recommended!" —Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of UnDo It!
"There is no doubt that if you wish to learn how extensive is the evidence supporting a whole food plant-based diet, read this book. Dr. Greger has mastered that knowledge base like no one else." —T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and author of The China Study
"How Not to Diet is an encyclopedic tapestry of everything important and healthful for human nutrition. Walter Lippman once stated 'the touchstone of sanity is the truth.' Dr. Greger has created a monumental bastion of nutritional truth to lead our journey in eliminating chronic disease." —Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Praise for How Not to Die
“We strive to make the best of our lives by maintaining our physical health and mental happiness. As food is the fuel for our survival, how healthily we survive and how well we recover from illness may also depend on what we eat. Michael Greger’s How Not to Die suggests different preventative and curative measures for tackling ailments we are all vulnerable to. I hope that this book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition.”
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"The news that a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat is spreading. Dr. Michael Greger presents the groundbreaking science on how simple plant-based food choices help us live healthier and happier lives. Dr. Greger describes which foods to eat to prevent the leading causes of disease-related death and shows how a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers,whole grains, and legumes might even save your life."
—Brian Wendel, Founder and President of Forks Over Knives
"Stop whatever you're doing and buy this book. Not only does Dr. Michael Greger drop a metric f*ckton of evidence that a plant-based diet will save your damn life, he lays out the blueprint to make it happen. Dr.Greger shows us how regular folks can eat well and not get taken down by some totally preventable bullsh*t."
"A new way of looking at nutrition and health. Michael Greger shows people how to save their own lives."
—Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet
"Finally a physician has pulled together the latest scientific studies on how to fight disease and prolong life. How Not to Die shows how the right nutrition prevents disease and transforms our genes so we can live healthier, longer. Empowering, groundbreaking, transformative work."
—Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellnessand The Lean
"Michael Greger, M.D. scours the world's scholarly literature on nutrition for the most interesting, groundbreaking and practical new research. His work at NutritionFacts.org and in HOW NOT TO DIE features the latest science on nutrition and health to show how to treat and prevent disease."
—Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Eat to Live
"An absolute rhapsody of informational wisdom on how to achieve a life of health and longevity without disease."
—Caldwell B.Esselstyn, Jr. M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
"How Not To Die is one of the most important books on health ever written. Dr. Greger shows us how to prevent and sometimes reverse all the major diseases that are killing us. We have the genetic potential to live disease free lives full of health and vitality until we are past 100. This book is the scientific road map we need to do exactly that."
—John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
"Absolutely the best book I've read on nutrition and diet."
—Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones Solution
"Meticulously well-documented, Greger's guidebook provides evidence on everything from the pesticide-Parkinson's connection to the role of antioxidants in breast cancer prevention. Gerger also offers upfriendly tips, like his favorite smoothie recipe and a turmeric tutorial. Follow his advice and you may not live forever, but you'll almost certainly live a healthier life."
"This book brims with valuable insights. Dr Greger tends to rely on the gold standard of medical research randomised controlled trials rather than the latest fads. Vegetarian or not, this book is a great way to improve your diet."