- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Reprint edition (2 Feb. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743223225
- ISBN-13: 978-0743223225
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Eat, Drink and be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (Harvard Medical School Book) Paperback – 2 Feb 2004
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Susan Love, M.D.
author of "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book" and "Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book"
Finally, a commonsense, science-based book on nutrition that you can trust!
About the Author
Walter C. Willett, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. A world-renowned researcher, he was one of the principal authors of the famous Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Dr. Willett has won many honors, including the Mott Prize, the prestigious award of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Review: Like Sugar Busters! this book takes a serious look at overcoming the tendency for having too many fast-absorbed carbohydrates (whether as baked potatoes or as a soft drink) overload your blood with sugars and depress your metabolism. Unlike the "avoid fat at any cost" diets, this one says to avoid bad fats (especially trans fat and saturated fats) and to use helpful fats (like unsaturated fats that are liquid at room temperature). You are also encouraged to seek out nuts as a source of vegetable protein. There is also a good discussion of the healthiest ways to acquire your protein. The beef v. chicken v.Read more ›
I will say this G.I book only gives very basic knowledge on nutrition, so if you are really overweight and a new dieter, go ahead and buy this book, stick to it, and you might find a good result by changing the way you eat(more veggie, less refined grain)
For those of you who are experienced dieter, and not even overweighed (just as me who is 23 and just want to shred a few pounds), I recommend you get the south beach book, as long as it worked faster and be able to give you a quick fix in few days. But personally, I did not resist for more than one week, I cannot live to that diet with too little variety of food (personal opinion). I tried the plan for 3 days and felt my waistline slim down a little bit (maybe it's just water loss)
For people who are health conscious and is willing to modify their eating pattern for better health, I recommend you get the "Eat, drink and be healthy". It was written by a professor from Harvard medical school, and all the info he provides int e books are based on scientific research done by many researchers in the field over the past 20(30) years. The book tells you everything about what is good for you and what to avoid. If you are a health magazine subscriber, you will notice actually all the info from those magazines are more or less related to the points this Doc. presents in this book. However, you might get a bit bored by this book, because comparing to the other 2 books, this one is not colourful, and not written in "casual English".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's difficult to rate a publication on a subject with which you are a novice. However, it supplies a useful set of ideas and conclusions and that is always handy as a basis for... Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2014 by John Wright
Firstly this book is not a 'light diet read' however worth persisting as the author challenges on the basis of research the thinking that led to the abolition of fat from the diet... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2012 by Xavier
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