The Benjamin Franklin Diet
"The Benjamin Franklin Diet is a very worthwhile
book offering readers approachable and delicious
solutions for losing weight in a healthy way and
keeping it off for life.
Did you know that only one-third of Americans are
in a normal weight range? The rest are either
overweight or obese. In the midst of our nation’s
fat crisis, we only have to step back in time with
The Benjamin Franklin Diet and apply the health
and nutritional advice laid out by Founding Father,
In our fast food world of super-sized portions and
processed junk food, this book shows us that it’s
not so hard to get back to basics—in fact going
back to basics with wholesome, nutritious food is
easier and more affordable than ever. Not only did
Benjamin Franklin recommend a simple diet of
natural foods, but his advice to exercise, both
aerobically and with weights has been proven to
burn fat and build muscle. Benjamin Franklin wrote
in a letter, 'Be careful in preserving health, by due
exercise and great temperance,' wise words from a man who understood the
connection between mind and body."
Yoga and Fitness Expert
|"The Benjamin Franklin Diet is a very worthwhile book
offering readers approachable and delicious solutions for
losing weight in a healthy way and keeping it off for life."
SAMANTHA RAPHAEL - YOGA EXPERT
"The key to losing weight is diet and exercise. Benjamin
Franklin the author, inventor, scientist, and statesman
was a genius—a man before his time. So many of his life
principles are followed today. Unknown to me were his
writings on eating a healthy diet. His principles regarding
diet are, for the most part, scientifically correct even
though he wrote them without an educated background.
He was a self-educated man. As a scientist and inventor
Franklin was able to utilize basic scientific principles of
observation to derive the most logical conclusions.
As a physician and surgeon for over 25 years I am constantly educating my patients
regarding dieting. The most successful weight loss programs involve reducing one's
daily intake of food and exercising. These are among the principles in the Benjamin
Franklin Diet. The principles that impressed me the most were the simplest ones of
all. You need to look no further than this book to lose weight.
I highly recommend the Benjamin Franklin Diet book, a fun and healthy way of losing
Dr. David Albin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. David Albin, M.D., a physician and surgeon for over 25 years, is the Medical Director for the
Hernia Center of Southern California and the Pasadena Surgery Center, LLC. A recognized expert
in hernia repair, Dr. Albin has performed over 7,500 hernia surgeries. Certified by the American
Board of General Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Qualified Medical
Examiner, Dr. Albin has authored many published medical articles and has been appointed to the
staff of several respected hospitals.
|“Look no further than this book to lose
weight. I highly recommend the Benjamin
Franklin Diet book, a fun and healthy
way of losing weight.”
Dr. David Albin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
“This is a wonderful book and I am happy to recommend it
to people and my patients!”
Dr. Helen K. Smith, Holistic Medical Doctor, New Zealand
"Look no further than this book to lose weight." DR. DAVID ALBIN, M.D.
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“I read the book and love it. I think even those who are gluten intolerant can stick to
grains like the corn and rice and older recipes and feel great.
I have been a holistic medical doctor for many years and helped many patients with
their weight and metabolism. I realize after reading this book that Benjamin Franklin
was actually very correct in his principles and way ahead of his time. A gradual
reduction of the stomach volume and under eating or eating light meals is a principle
I have come across in Asian cultures. There is much medical research to support
eating less for longevity. The principle Franklin mentions for exercising before meals
makes a lot of sense. The body is then energized and can digest with good blood
flow the meal itself. I am fascinated to try some of the recipes myself and can see that
people following the diet will be rewarded with a rich variety of recipes, a steady and
maintainable weight loss and increased energy.
This is a wonderful book and I am happy to recommend it to people and my patients!”
Dr. Helen K. Smith
Holistic Medical Doctor
|Samantha Raphael, Yoga Expert
"With sample menus, recipes and Franklin's
personal advice for living a long healthy life, this
book reveals what seems to be a successful way
of approaching a whole grain based diet."
- NATIONAL WHOLE GRAINS COUNCIL
"A Presidential diet. Recently, Kelly Wright sent us a copy of her latest nonfiction
book, The Benjamin Franklin Diet. While the most common image of the country's
founding father might not reflect his most fit state, Ben Franklin was in fact a healthy
and food-conscious man who lived to be 84, twice the age of his contemporaries.
Wright uses the historical writings of Franklin as a reference, revealing the theory
Ben Franklin followed for most of his life, which is that "seventy-five percent of one's
daily intake should be complex carbohydrates, mainly in the form of whole grains."
He incorporated whole wheat, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, brown rice, barley, popcorn,
rye and millet into his diet as the major component.
With sample menus, recipes and Franklin's personal advice for living a long healthy
life, this book reveals what seems to be a successful way of approaching a whole
grain based diet." - NATIONAL WHOLE GRAINS COUNCIL