Dr. Dean Ornish has shown us how science has proven the best way to lose weight. This can be done in a healthy way that will improve the quality of our lives.
If you read my recent article about the Ornish Diet, you may be wondering how to get started.
I will review five of the best books by Dr. Ornish that will help you get started with the Ornish Diet. These are available from Amazon or you may be able to find them at your local bookstore.
Introduction To The Ornish Diet Books
When starting a new diet, I find the best way is to do some initial research, then get a book that will cover all the basics.
You may also want to get a cookbook with some easy-to-follow recipes. The easier the recipe, the more likely you are to try them.
The Best Five Books To Read When Starting The Ornish Diet
1. Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases By Dean Ornish M.D. and Anne Ornish 2019
In Dr. Ornish’s new book, he explains how making small changes can help reverse or undo the damage that we do to our bodies and how these changes can help prevent or reduce the risks of a variety of diseases.
Dr. Ornish covers why his theory works. He will explain why we should Eat Well, Move More, Stress Less, and Love More. There are many helpful tips on how to stock your kitchen and several easy-to-follow recipes.
2. The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health by Dean Ornish M.D. 2008
Dr. Ornish explains his scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health.
He teaches us how to enjoy life while enhancing our health and well-being. We are not simply a product of our genetics, but changing what we eat and how we live will determine how enjoyably we live our lives.
As I flip through the pages of this one, it’s easy to understand why Dr. Ornish has been praised by so many other doctors and surgeons.
Even Hillary Clinton asked Dr. Ornish to consult with White House chefs to prepare healthier meals.
Currently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with 389 reviews.
3. Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish: 150 Easy, Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes By Dean Ornish M.D. 2013
Dr. Ornish provides over 150 easy-to-make recipes that are low in fat and cholesterol. So, whether you follow his diet or not, you will still be able to take advantage of these delicious recipes.
Currently has 135 reviews with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. If you like cooking, then you definitely want to check this one out.
4. Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly by Dean Ornish
The title may sound a little backward when you read it. How can I eat more and lose weight? Dr. Ornish provides the science behind his idea that weight loss is based on what you eat and not necessarily how much you eat.
This book is a great read that explains why many diets fail. Originally written in 1993 and updated in 2001, it is still a favorite for many.
5. Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery by Dean Ornish MD
This 2010 book by Dr. Ornish explains his “Open Your Heart” philosophy.
This will explain why you need to eat a diet that is heart-friendly and how making simple changes can have a long-lasting impact on the quality of our lives.
There are many simple ways in which we can adjust our lifestyles to promote better heart health. If you have any heart-related issues, you will want to check this one out.
There is also a 21-day meal plan included to help you start the right way. No wonder this book has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars with 426 reviews.
Final Thought on Dr. Ornish Books
These are only five books by Dr. Ornish that can help you get started the right way with the Ornish diet. There are many other great books that cover plant-based diets and wonderful recipes.
A lot of what Dr. Ornish teaches us is simply to eat a fresh plant-based diet. There are many health benefits to eating different types of nutrient-dense plants and fewer animal fats.
You do not need to go completely vegan, but leaning heavily toward this is not a bad choice.
The Ornish diet is primarily focused on heart health but has many other benefits as well. By making the simple lifestyle changes that Dr. Ornish recommends, we can improve the overall quality of our lives.
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