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Paperback The Anti-Aging Plan: The Nutrient-Rich, Low-Calorie Way of Eating for a Longer Life--The Only Diet Scientifically Proven to Extend Book

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The Anti-Aging Plan: The Nutrient-Rich, Low-Calorie Way of Eating for a Longer Life--The Only Diet Scientifically Proven to Extend

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The late Dr. Roy L. Walford spent much of his life's work researching low-calorie diets, and is now recognized as a pioneer of what is widely recognized as "calorie restriction" (CR)--a diet consisting of fewer calories while maintaining adequate nutrition. In The Anti-Aging Plan, his landmark book first published in 1994, Dr. Walford presents the results of his studies and clearly describes how the principles of nutrient-rich caloric limitation can...

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Stop killing yourselves with food

I have long been a believer in, and an advocate for, keeping daily calorie consumption down along with following an intelligent exercise program. I learned the rewards are better health, a youthfulness, more energy, greater vitality. When my metabolism started slowing down, I put on a few pounds and I didn't know how to take them off without jeopardizing my health. A piece of information was missing, and I didn't know what. I researched "calorie restriction" and found that there's a whole body of research-derived knowledge that takes the mystery out of it. The secret is Calorie Restriction with OPTIMAL NUTRITION. Eat fewer calories, but eat foods that are packed with the nutrients your body needs, in correct proportions. It requires conscious planning, determination, and the willingness to change your eating habits . . . but it is well worth it. I recommend 4 books. They are: "The Anti-Aging Plan" The Anti-Aging Plan: The Nutrient-Rich, Low-Calorie Way of Eating for a Longer Life--The Only Diet Scientifically Proven to Extend Your Healthy Years, "Beyond the 120 year Diet" Beyond the 120 Year Diet : How to Double Your Vital Years, "The Longevity Diet" The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction--the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality, and "The CR Way" The CR Way: Using the Secrets of Calorie Restriction for a Longer, Healthier Life. Although the fundamental science in each book is the same, there are differences in each book. Using them all enables you to customize a diet that fits your schedule, way of life, and preferences. If there is a fountain of youth out there, this is it.

The only proven way to extend life

Dr. Walford was a pioneer in the field of extending life via caloric restriction. Any person who performs objective medical research can confirm that there have been many legitimate medical studies that have shown that caloric restriction is the only proven way to extend life in mammals. The evidence supporting this is compelling. The challenge is how to implement this concept in everyday life, particularly if you enjoy eating food, as this reviewer does. It may be difficult for the average active adult to follow a severely restricted diet for a prolonged period of time. However, Dr. Walford's book contains some good recipes, which may be sufficient to put his research and concepts into dietary reality for many people. Dr. Walford's book is a well-written book and worth reading. It is not a fad diet, by any means. It is possible to use the information in this book as a motivator to eat fewer calories and, just as important, to eat more nutritionally dense food (e.g., whole grains, fresh vegetables, beans) as one grows older and as one's metabolism slows down. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject. You can learn a lot by reading it. It is unfortunate that Dr. Walford died of Lou Gehrig's disease. I am sure he would have continued his valuable research, which he enjoyed sharing with others.

Great Health Recipes

I agree with another reviewer that the recipes in this book are a GREAT resource. I cannot however give this book 5 stars, because the scientific introduction is a bit too weak, and even stretches the facts a bit. Readers need realism not rose-coloured scientific preaching. The other reviewer recommends purchasing Beyond the 120 year diet as a companion book to get the scientific details, but there you get the same over-optimistic interpretation of the facts. I would recommend instead the new book by Lisa Walford and Brian Delaney, The Longevity Diet. If you read The Longevity Diet, you will get a realistic picture of the state of anti-ageing research, and you will get a lot of interesting personal stories from people on the diet offering extremely useful tips for staying on the diet - something Roy Walford seemed to think wasn't necessary. Then you can turn to the recipes in the Anti-Aging Plan!


This book is an excellent (and necessary) companion book to Dr. Walfords Beyond the 120 Year Diet. This book actually maps out a plan to follow.As to why Dr. Walford is `enfeebled` - if the other reviewer (who seems to have an economic interest in some other book being sold) had done some research he would have found out that Dr, Walford has a medical condition due to gas exposure that is quite unrelated to his diet. Mocking someone who has problems walking due to a medical condition to sell another book is horrible. If you have problem with the mans book or research then by all means bring it to light. But to attack a man due to a medical condition brought about through no fault of his own is quite petty.

A clear and up-beat guide

I found the information practical and inspiring. I bought the book several months ago and one of the most impressive things about it is that it's really helped me change my lifestyle -- how and what I eat.... and stick to it! Dr. Walford is no-nonsense, straightforward. And while the recipes require a bit of care, they are made with readily obtainable ingredients and are delicious! (My family thinks so too.) A good guide to truly living well.
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