The CR Way: Using the Secrets of Calorie Restriction for a Longer, Healthier Life

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When it comes to living longer, scientists are discovering that less is more. By following Calorie Restriction, a revolutionary diet that provides the body with fewer calories than is traditionally required, people are getting dramatic benefits. Now, with The CR Way, you too can slow the aging process; protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes; and increase your energy and mental capabilities. And, if needed, you'll lose weight and keep it off.

Paul McGlothin and Meredith Averill, leaders of the Calorie Restriction Society, provide quick and easy menus and recipes so delicious that you will wonder why you ever wanted to eat more than you need. And for those who want some of the benefits without sacrificing all the calories, the authors will show you how to plan a diet that works for you. Groundbreaking and controversial, The CR Way is your key to a happier, healthier life.

Customer Reviews:

  • Must Read - will change your life!
    I am new to Calorie Restriction = but this book made it EASY to get started. They have plenty of good, thorough descriptions for someone new to CR - yet there is a lot there for someone who might already be practicing CR, but needs some help. I found all the information invaluable and the recipes are REALLY great. I think the authors are really teaching us something that has changed their life and I don't know how anyone could read this without it changes theirs too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone wanting to improve their health. ...more info
  • Very Original "Diet" Book
    The CR Way: Using the Secrets of Calorie Restriction for a Longer, Healthier Life

    Very insightful read. Biology and nutrition are my favorite topics to read about. This really delivers an interesting perspective that you won't find in other books. An original approach that will open your eyes and let you appreciate the information that these well-informed authors have gathered and provided....more info
  • A CR Book I Can Share!
    Back when I was 200 pounds, 6 months after having my third child--I was shopping around for a diet book when I ran across 'Beyond The 120 Year Diet' the only known thing to extend human life. I read it, and re-read it, followed it to a tee and lost 85 pounds over the next 6 months. I felt so good about my life, so healthy and full of energy, I wanted to share what I'd learned--I gave 10 copies out to my closest friends and family that Christmas. Sadly, I heard from many (those that told me) that it was 'too scientific', or 'too hard'. I had liked it, but understood it could be difficult to read. Some of those I loved, still were overweight like I had been and I didn't think they 'got the message' like I had--they'd not been inspired... Now, 6 years later, a few more CR books have come and gone, this is the newest on the scene. It has all the same basic information in an easy to read format, but it has the updated science and even addresses some new research such as intermittent fasting--but it is all presented in a simple to 'digest' manner :-). The authors do not present one narrow path of how to do calorie restriction, instead they give many routes to the same longevity benefits. The book is a smorgasbord for people who are at different commitment levels to CR, you can do it as in depth or as lightly as you want. The authors give you the information to do CR on a busy lifestyle. This year I have a new book to share, to inspire my friends and family. This is the first book since 'Beyond The 120 Year Diet' that I can confidently give as a present, and know it will educate in a gentle manner, and at the very least impart a heightened sense of awareness about the food my friends and family eat, so small steps can be taken for better health. I recommend this book to those interested in a diet that works, and becomes second nature for a healthier, longer life. ...more info
  • Ideal recommendations based on science
    Years ago when I homeschooled my kids, I used a curriculum guide with highly unattainable goals. If you followed it precisely, you would need 36-hour days. But, it was great as a resource from which I would pick and choose ideas. I'm using 'The CR Way' much the same way. Other reviewers may see this book as too ambitious, but as experience has taught me, good habits tend to multiply over time. What might appear over-the-top to me today, just might seem logical and doable in the future. As they say: "Never say never."

    Still, at the moment, some of the advice in 'The CR Way' isn't practical or desirable for me. Feeling alive and in vibrant health is a core goal of mine. My version of CRON needs to be consistent with that. So I won't be eating a 'tease meal' before breakfast, as these authors suggest. Nor will I be eating most of my calories in the morning and poking myself with a glucometer several times.

    These practices would make me feel like a sick person. I just won't go there. At least, not until I need to. And truthfully, one of the reasons I'm attracted to CRON in the first place is a desire to stay away from glucometers, pills, doctors and needles.

    I used to be a 'junk food' vegan--lots of pasta, baked goodies, bread, etc. This book, and others in the same vein such as Fuhrman, Hyman, McDougall, etc, are helping me reform my grainiac ways. I love the idea of eating nutrient-dense foods, and can't wait to try out some of the vegetarian recipes in the 'CR Way.' Most, but not all, are plant-based recipes, which pleases me enormously, but the real kicker is this: Many appear easy and time-efficient, a nice departure from the labor-intensive recipes I've been making lately.

    These authors have given us the gift of laying out in great detail their CRON lifestyle. I think of it as a case-study based on good science, but is up to interested readers to pull out what seems practical to do in their own lives. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in living well and retaining health through their golden years. The longevity angle: nice, but no guarantee.
    ...more info
  • A More Readable Book on Calorie Restriction
    This is the first book on Calorie Restriction that I have actually enjoyed reading. It might be that the book is not geared to only the science oriented. There's lots of research gone into the book but it's presented in an 'easy to read' manner - that's the best way I can explain how it's written. I'm not through with it yet but so far it gets 5 stars.
    Peg Diamond...more info
  • Did I read the same book?
    I've read all of the Walford books, and frankly, despite the heavy emphasis on science, find them much more informative on the topic of CR.
    I also find that Walford presents ideas on how CR can be made eminently liveable...and, frankly, I don't see the CR Way as practiced by these authors as liveable.

    They don't eat after 1:00 p.m. They recommend minimal amounts of protein. They recommend minimal amounts of cooking. CR isn't this radical...these authors are.

    For those interested in CR, it is pretty basic: Focus on making 50% or more of your food intake veggies, about 20 to 30% beans/grains (unprocessed),the rest fruit. I find the McDougall books much more appropriate for a novice CR practitioner. Or, the books by Joel Fuhrman.

    This book is extreme...well, in the extreme....more info
  • Good in theory
    As a physician, I try to keep abreast of the latest regarding nutrition. It is hard to argue with the evidence presented in this book, and the authors make a great arguement for calorie restriction. It is well written and easy to understand. The only problem I encountered was the application. The authors live in a different world than the rest of us when it comes to how they eat, not necessarily what they eat. Thus I found about half the book unapplicable to my lifestyle....more info


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