Try to catch this program if you can on your PBS station: 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Dr. Fuhrman's proposition is the American diet is tremendously devoid of micronutrients the body needs to stay strong and healthy. As a result we are largely in a constant state of "toxic hunger", always looking to eat more to get rid of the uncomfortable feeling it creates. Fuhrman says 65% of most Americans' diet is comprised of micronutrient-devoid foods - processed and refined foods.
He proposes the answer for losing weight and having a healthy life is to eat more micronutrient dense foods. He uses the acronym GOMBS for a guide:
G - Green Vegetables
O - Onions
M - Mushrooms
B - Berries and beans
S - Seeds and Nuts
If you're following the many who have been saying this the past few years, this is not news, but Fuhrman explains why this is the case in an easy to understand scientific way based on his medical training.
I never heard of Dr. Fuhrman when I started eating this way several years ago, but I can attest to the fact that it did cause me to lose weight and I have kept it off without diet or struggle or hunger and I do believe with all my being that "Food is Medicine."