“Fit to Eat” by Millie Osborne

Fit To Eat: How Industry Is Making Us Sick and What To Do About It

Millie Osborne, M.D.
Independently Published (2022)
ISBN: 979-8424693267
Reviewed by Leigh Kimberly Zoby for Reader Views (01/2023)

Dr. Millie Osborne has created a comprehensive guide backed by years of scientific studies that break free of traditional diet and exercise beliefs to create a proactive, preventative approach to chronic disease. The wealth of information “Fit To Eat” provides its reader is eye-opening and will change the way patients interact with the healthcare industry. It is through accurate knowledge and healthy lifestyle changes that chronic illnesses can not only be faced but eradicated in future generations. 

At first glance, I expected “Fit To Eat” to be your every day balanced diet with an exercise regimen ho-hum self-help book. What I got was an in-your-face wake-up call. The amount of research that Dr. Millie Osborne put into this subject is impressive. Her writing style is straightforward and informative. The possibility of medical misinformation and faulty diagnosis is discussed, with scientific research used to back up the information provided. Medical precursors highlight the often-overlooked warning signs that lead to the development of chronic diseases. 

From page one, the reader is given a lot of information to process. As Dr. Osborne suggests, this book is best if read slowly to absorb the information. At times I felt like I was going to pull my hair out over all the medical jargon, then at others, I had my doctor’s office on speed dial. The information definitely has a shock and awe-effect. The flow sometimes has a rant feel. I loved the 7-week approach breakdown. The step-by-step methodology is well-defined and easy to follow. I would have liked to see a section for people with thyroid disease or those unable to do one meal-a-day programs. 

The only thing I did not like about “Fit To Eat” was the interactive portions of the book. The amount of fill-in-the-blank, true and false questions and emoji circling annoyed me. The questions made me feel like I was being graded. The emojis made me feel like I was ranking my pain at a doctor’s office. I feel like my time would be better spent working on the program rather than taking tests on information I have previously read. 

Overall, “Fit To Eat” is a fresh approach to living a health-conscious lifestyle. I recommend this book to anyone interested in taking back control of their family’s health through nutrition. 

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