New York Times Bestseller

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Eat to Beat

Your Diet

“In Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. William Li reveals the groundbreaking discovery that the best weight loss medicines in the world can be found in your refrigerator and pantry. Blending the science of molecular nutrition with the ancient food ways of the Mediterranean and Asian cultures, Dr. Li provides a delicious roadmap to harness the power of everyday foods to activate your fat burning systems and create long term health using the magic of your fork.”


Senior Advisor to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, New York Times Bestselling Author of Young Forever

“When Dr. Li speaks, I don’t just listen, I eat what he says because with his huge brain and ever-curious mind he has helped me understand that food isn’t just something to fuel our days — it might just be fundamental to how many days we get to enjoy.”


“Dr. William Li is a very trusted, valued dear friend. I am very excited about this book. My entire family are all fans of Dr. Will’s. This book takes on so much more for the reader. Dr. Will takes you on a tour of the grocery store, tells you all the foods you should be eating and all the data that backs that up, and 36 original recipes. Everything is incredibly researched and referenced. It’s such a great tool, as are all of Dr. Will’s books. Live long, live healthy.”


“Finally a lifestyle book for people who hate diets and love food.”


“Anyone who wants their health to glow should read this book! Dr. Li shows us smart, easy lifestyle choices that anyone can make to heal their metabolism and elevate their health — without ever having to go on a strict diet.”


“Make your metabolism go from good to great with this empowering book by Dr. William Li.”


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Enter your order number and get access to Dr. Li’s Metabolism Quick Start Guide which is packed with exclusive information, recipes, food lists, shopping guide, and more. If you order before March 21, 2023 you will also receive access to a live group coaching session with Dr. Li.

“It is increasingly clear that our body fat does far more than just tip the bathroom scale. Fat plays such an important role in the human body that it should best be considered an organ, not just tissue. No one explains the new science of metabolism better than physician and scientist Dr William Li. With his accessible style, Dr Li reveals surprising data and joyful discoveries that will teach us all how to “Eat to Beat Your Diet.”


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Emory University Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

“An interesting, thought-provoking read.”




The surprising new science of metabolism, body fat, and health

How your metabolism really works (spoiler alert: it is hard wired and we are all born with the exact same metabolism)


Why you need to optimize your metabolism for good health (it’s connected to your health defenses: angiogenesis, regeneration, gut microbiome, DNA protection, immunity) and vice versa.


Myths about body fat

Fat is actually an organ that is crucial for your health. It needs a blood supply, forms from stem cells, impacts you gut health, and protects your immune system. It’s time to rethink fat.


Find out what is good fat and bad fat

Good fat, or brown fat, helps your metabolism, while excess bad fat is a mortal danger to health and causes chronic diseases, even in people who are slender


How to use food to recruit good fat to burn away bad fat

Remarkable bioactives are in many foods that can heal and activate your metabolism by fighting excess body fat. Learn how losing even a little body fat helps you gain a lot of health. 


Eat the Mediterasian Way that allows you to fuel your metabolism while experiencing the pleasure of delicious food


Tour the grocery store with Dr. Li to find 150 metabolism-healing foods

From the perimeter to the “forbidden” middle aisles, discover the best produce; dried, canned, jarred, tinned goods; seafoods; and beverages


Use the Eat to Beat Protocol to develop a personalized 4-week plan to improve your metabolism and elevate your overall health from any starting point (and yes, lose harmful body fat). Learn how to swap out foods that slow down your metabolism for foods that activate it. Adapt the plan to suit your preferences and circumstances.


Get started with a Sample Meal Guide and 36 MediterAsian recipes from Dr. Li’s own kitchen.


Get life-enhancing tips on What to eat, When to eat, How to eat, along with lifestyle tips that will improve your sleep, help you de-stress, and stay in motion to optimize your metabolism.


Learn WHAT to eat, WHEN to eat, and HOW to eat

So you can LOVE your FOOD and love your HEALTH at the same time


Is Your Diet Feeding or Defeating Your Metabolism?

The pioneering physician-scientist behind the New York Times bestseller Eat to Beat Disease reveals the science of eating your way to a healthy metabolism.

In his first groundbreaking book, Dr. William Li explored the world of food as medicine. By eating foods you already enjoy, like tomatoes, blueberries, sourdough bread, and dark chocolate, your body activates its five health defense systems to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions.

Now in Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. Li introduces the surprising new science of metabolism and weight loss, revealing healthy body fat can help you lose weight; your metabolism at 60 can be the same as when you were 20; yo-yo dieting can actually benefit your health; 8-hour fasting windows can be as effective as 12-hour fasting windows; and losing just a little bit of weight can have big impacts on your health.


“In Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. William Li shows how what we include in our diet is as important as what we exclude.  He integrates both the science and the joy of foods that improve our metabolism and reduce our risk of chronic diseases—eating well and eating good—and delivers new insights from human studies showing how we can eat foods we love that are also foods as medicine. If you want a prescription for eating well while enhancing your health, you can’t beat Eat to Beat Your Diet.”


Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF, and multiple New York Times’ bestselling author.

“Dr. Li is rare among physicians in that he’s actually more interested in keeping you healthy than chasing your disease. In this excellent new book, he marshals in the best, up-to-date science in an engaging way. If you want to know what to eat and why, it’s all here!”


National Geographic Fellow and #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Blue Zones books

“Dr. William Li has always been ahead of the curve. Both the reliability of his evidence and his passion for serving the public are self-evident. He traverses the evidence from the lab to the store to his clinic with exceptional skill.”

- T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University

Co-editor, The China Study

“In his incredibly empowering and enlightening book Eat to Beat Your Diet, Dr. William Li has given us a crucial tool to understanding how eating consciously can help us look and feel healthier and avoid unnecessary illness.”


“Dr. William Li is a true pioneer. He is my go-to guru. First, he taught us how to beat diseases like cancer with food as medicine, and now he is showing us how to reboot and optimize our metabolism! With cutting edge science on how to lose dangerous body fat that is truly jaw dropping, Dr. Li once again gives us a step-by-step guide on how to transform our bodies and our health for life-changing results that are lasting!”


“There is a revolution happening in our understanding of food and metabolic health. Would you like to know which foods and beverages are clinically proven to teach your fat cells to shrink themselves? What about foods that block your fat cells from growing excessively in the first place? Eat to Beat Your Diet will teach you exactly what those foods are, how they work, and what the best ways are to use them. It’s a game-changer!”


Bestselling author of Eat Smarter and Sleep Smarter



Dr. William Li is a world-renowned physician, scientist, and New York Times bestselling author, best known for his role as President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. His work has led to more than 40 FDA-approved therapeutics and devices for cancer, cardiovascular disease, wound healing, and vision loss. Dr. Li examines “food as medicine” through molecular nutrition, which applies biology and biotechnology to understand not only the components of food, but how the body responds to what it is fed.

 This pioneering approach leads to a deeper understanding of the cellular mechanisms responsible for the health benefits of food, and generates the scientific, clinical, and population-based evidence paving a way toward disease prevention, better fitness, and faster recovery from illness.

When he’s not writing, disease fighting or teaching, Dr. Li enjoys cooking, traveling, and listening to an eclectic playlist of classical, world, and chillout music.

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