Joel Fuhrman calls his diet plan a "nutritarian" lifestyle.
His focus is on getting the maximum amounts of nutrients from the foods we eat.
And whilst he recommends largely avoiding animal foods, his books are not completely "vegan".
If you're interested in his 6 week Eat-To-Live plan you can find details about it here.
For a great summary chart that is easy to understand and refer to I recommend checking out Amy's Nutritarian Kitchen.
I have personally found it a little difficult to completely stick to the Eat to Live plan and sure do favour having some added starch to my meals. Snacks are also forbidden on his plan, and not that I'm a big snacker, but I don't mind having one occasionally. I hear many many success stories of people who have lost a lot of weight following his plan. Perhaps I haven't enjoyed his plan as much because I have never needed to lose a large amount of weight.
Even with me not completely following his recommended plan, I find that his books are filled with some wonderful recipes, and lots of information too.
I have enjoyed reading his concept of 'true hunger' and found that particularly helpful.
I am lucky enough to have the privilege of borrowing several other books of his from our local library too, all of which I have enjoyed reading.
I also enjoy following his Disease Proof blog for things that are not only about diet but other areas of lifestyle/health too, such as sunscreens.
Now for some recipe trials:
This chocolate "green" smoothie in the Book Eat to Live is my all time favourite smoothie. I have even run this by a few others who are not "green smoothie" fans and it gets their tick of approval too!
Below is "Eggplant Cannelloni" from the Eat to Live Cookbook.
Sorry for the terribly messy picture! It truly was amazingly delicious.
It's a little fiddly to prepare but well worth the effort.
I think it could be made to look quite presentable when each roll is served on a plate and would look like quite a fancy dish.
You can find more information about Joel Fuhrman and his recommendations on his website here.
I have previously joined the member centre and found it to be most helpful. There are a ton of recipes with reveiws from other members, as well as playbacks of many talks given by Dr Fuhrman.
I also recommend visiting his daughters website - Talia Fuhrman. She has wonderful recipes, interesting interviews, hints & tips about chemical free makeup, and is just all round encouraging. She also has a book due out very soon.