Lose Weight & Live Longer with These
Health Secrets from America's Founding Father
"Look no further than this book to lose weight." DR. DAVID ALBIN, M.D.

The Benjamin Franklin Diet is a new book
revealing Benjamin Franklin's secrets to living
a long life and losing excess weight.

Benjamin Franklin, America’s most influential
founding father, gained fame and honor for
his achievements as an author, entrepreneur,
inventor, scientist, political activist, statesman,
and diplomat. Perhaps the accomplishments
of his celebrated and colorful life were so
monumental that we’ve overlooked his
extensive advice on diet—quite possibly his
greatest contribution to mankind.


Contrary to popular myth, Benjamin Franklin
was not overweight. Evidence suggests that our Founding Father was trim and fit
up until his seventies. According to biographer, Walter Isaacson, Franklin was
physically striking: muscular, barrel-chested, open-faced, and almost six feet tall. A
portrait believed to be the earliest likeness of Franklin was painted by Boston artist,
Robert Feke when Franklin was in his mid-forties. The portrait depicts him as tall,
trim and rosy-cheeked. At the time, Franklin was a successful entrepreneur and
was portrayed as a prosperous Philadelphia businessman.

The most famous paintings of Franklin though, were created by Joseph Siffred
Duplessis in the late 1700s when Franklin was living in France. At the time Franklin
sat for these portraits, he was in his seventies and had put on weight due to the
heavy French cuisine and decreased physical activity. The artist painted what he
saw; the chubby Benjamin Franklin we’re all familiar with. Although Franklin had a
generous waistline in his golden years, he was remarkably trim and healthy
throughout his life, even by today’s standards.


Nearly three hundred years ago, Franklin developed a revolutionary new way of
eating after he discovered the secrets to a healthy diet. In an age when the life
expectancy of an adult was forty-two years, Franklin not only outlived the average
colonist by double, but he enjoyed good health throughout the majority of his life.

The Benjamin Franklin Diet reveals Franklin’s findings as he searched for the
answer to the one question that plagues everyone: What am I supposed to eat?


The Benjamin Franklin Diet is based on Franklin’s six principles of diet. These key
precepts have been extracted from his writings and they provide the framework for
a safe and delicious approach to shedding unwanted pounds—and keeping them
off for good.

Throughout Franklin’s lifetime, he wrote much about his observations and
experiments on diet. After studying his advice and putting all his collective works
together, several recurring themes appeared and became the basis for the six
weight-loss principles. Each principle is thoroughly explained in it’s own chapter.
The six are as follows:

1. Eat to live, don’t live to eat.

2. Eat not to dullness and drink not to elevation.

3. Eat and drink no more than the body needs.

4. Eating grain brings health and vigor.

5. Remain consistent with the portions and type of food you eat.

6. There are no gains without pains.

The Ben Franklin diet was developed using Franklin’s principles, which unlock the
secrets to losing weight. Following the advice outlined in this book can put you on
your way to permanent weight loss and good health. And combining this advice on
diet with flavorful colonial cooking make Franklin’s dietary principles deliciously
easy to implement.


The Benjamin Franklin Diet, based on Franklin’s timeless advice, was designed to
help navigate contemporary Americans through the wide variety of food that is
available today. If you choose to follow the six simple principles discovered by
Franklin, you’ll eat less while absorbing the maximum amount of nutrition needed to
achieve and maintain your ideal weight. And don’t worry. You’re not going to starve
to death or go hungry if you follow the guidelines laid out by Benjamin Franklin. On
the contrary, you’ll be full and satisfied because his revolutionary ideas and simple
wisdom unlock the secrets of proper nourishment for the human body.

If you’re wondering what kind of food Benjamin Franklin recommended, chances
are you’ll be surprised by what he said. Utilizing the wide array of colonial spices
normally reserved for holiday cooking, the Ben Franklin diet could be compared to
eating Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner every day of the week (without the
miserable feeling of being overstuffed). Imagine the pleasure of losing weight as
you eat fresh-baked bread, homemade butter, creamy oatmeal, rich soups, hearty
stews, roasted turkey, warm gingerbread, vanilla custard, and delicious fruit pies.
Read this last sentence again because these foods are part of the Ben Franklin
diet and you are going to lose weight eating them.

This isn’t a fad or a crash diet. It’s a sensible approach to losing weight in a safe,
gradual manner. People who follow the Ben Franklin diet should expect to lose a
sensible one to two pounds per week. Included in this book is a complete colonial
cookbook with over fifty authentic recipes for use on this diet. Everything is natural,
there are absolutely no artificial sweeteners or chemicals used. In all ways except
colonial cuisine’s overdependence on meats and alcohol, the Ben Franklin diet is
true to its origins, and the food is simple and delicious. It almost sounds too good to
be true, but when these foods are prepared with wholesome ingredients and eaten
in proper proportions, they nourish the body and allow excess weight to fall off.
If you’re thinking that dining on such seemingly decadent food will be too
expensive, you should know that Franklin’s fare costs a fraction of what you may
already be spending on groceries. If you currently consume pre-packaged foods,
microwave meals, canned soup, and convenience foods, you can expect to cut
your grocery bill in half.

The illuminating advice you are about to read was discovered in the writings of
Benjamin Franklin. Other pertinent information includes colonial recipes of
Americans, their cooking methods, and research into their eighteenth-century
foods. The recipes have been extracted from history books, journals, almanacs,
colonial taverns, and rare cookbooks. They have been tested and are suitable for
cooks of all skill levels, even novice. All cultures have their own indigenous diets.
You’re about to discover the first one tailor-made for the American people,
developed by our founding father, Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin at Age 45
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