The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program

Wage War on Weight and Learn to Thrive in the Modern Jungle

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
328 Pages
Reviewed on 07/22/2016
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Author Biography

Galit Goldfarb is dedicated to solving peoples personal health crisis and modern day disease epidemic by empowering more people to take back control over their health by making better food choices, which will not only affect their personal health but also that of our future generations, our planet and the neighbours we share the planet with.
Galit Goldfarb has worked within the health field for over 22 years. While working in different research laboratories and with many private clients, Galit has written eight books in the fields of health and personal development, including #1 Award Winning International Bestseller "The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program" based on her in-depth research into the ideal diet for humans. Galit runs a very active blog and was invited to give a TED talk on the "Ideal Diet For Humans"
Galit is a Professional member of the American Nutrition Association, and the American Society for Nutrition, and holds a BSc (honours) in Biochemistry and Nutrition, an MSc in Medical Science with Distinction, studied Immunology for a Post Graduate Certificate and holds many diplomas in alternative medicine.
Galit's mission is to spread the word of the ideal diet for humans so that more people can live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives. Galit offers workshops, speaking engagements, online programs and personal coaching.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

In the 21st century there has been a rise in illnesses and diseases from Alzheimer’s and diabetes to autism. Have you ever wondered why this is so? Galit Goldfarb gives us a clue in The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program: Wage War on Weight and Learn to Thrive in the Modern Jungle. Galit shows us that, due to our eating and lifestyle habits, diseases are affecting us. Yes, we are living longer, but our quality of life is being quickly being eroded. Now the question is this: is knowing that you can live longer but be unhealthy worth it? I say not.

The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program is power-packed with researched information to help you better understand and learn how the foods that you eat and how living a sedentary lifestyle affect your well being. Galit offers a 30-day Diet and Lifestyle Program that can benefit you in living a healthier and well-balanced life.

Reading The Guerrilla Diet & Lifestyle Program by Galit Goldfarb was great for me. I had begun to adopt a more vegan and Mediterranean diet. For me, this is not merely a diet in the sense of starting something and then stopping once I have reached my weight goal. Instead, it is a way of eating for the rest of my life. Food does affect us in many ways and we suffer without a balanced lifestyle. Health issues cause rising health care costs due to medications, hospitalization, and surgery. Don’t wait for a health scare to make a diet and lifestyle change. Do it now.

Kirkus Review

At the age of 16, Goldfarb (The 6 Principle Strategy for Creating a Successful & Happy Life, 2015, etc.) became obsessed with finding the perfect diet. At the time, she struggled with eating disorders, and as an adult, she faced two bouts of cancer. She now has multiple degrees in nutrition and medical science, and here, she analyzes the similarities between humans and gorillas to explore the diet that restored her health. She divides the guide into two sections: the first traces evolutionary evidence of why her diet works, and the second outlines the lifestyle itself. Anthropology buffs will be impressed with the depth of Goldfarb’s supporting research, which makes up two-thirds of the book. Epigenetics—the study of how genes are expressed, based upon external or environmental factors—provides the basis for her theory for the ideal human diet. Gorillas have much in common with humans, she says, but the foods they consume stand in contrast to the typical Western diet. In captivity, gorillas who were fed processed foods suffered from obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, and sugar addiction; after returning to their natural high-fiber, low-protein, and low-fat diet, the animals thrived. Similarly, she says, humans would benefit from a return to the food that led them to succeed as a species. Goldfarb provides examples of the consequences of eating too much animal protein, dairy, and processed foods, which may scare any burger-loving American reader straight. Taking on a natural, mostly plant-based diet, she says, helps people break free from disease and general malaise. For readers who aren’t convinced, Goldfarb provides evidence that leading an unhealthy lifestyle can predispose one’s children to disease and early death. The description of the Guerrilla/Gorilla Diet is dissimilar to those of other diets in that it provides intricate scientific and historic explanations. Such comprehensiveness may almost be too dense for casual readers, but even those seeking a new route to better health will find detailed 12-week and 30-day plans to follow as well as a bounty of food charts.
A highly scientific, impressively researched map to better health through a plant-based diet.


I have had a love hate relationship with dieting my entire life. I know for a fact that I am done with fad diets because they either don't work or make me feel very strange. I was looking for a scientifically-based diet and total lifestyle change when I came across Galit Goldfarb's "The Guerilla/Gorilla Diet & Lifestyle Program". This is someone who spent years studying and learning about nutrition and who also devotes the first half of her book to scientific evidence to back up her claims. Frankly, many of the diet recommendations were things that I had always suspected to be true or ones that just make complete sense once put into context. All very clearly explained and this is something that I am now implementing in my life. Definitely recommend this one.

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This book presents not just a diet, but also a lifestyle program. For those who would like to change their lives for the better, this is a fantastic book to read and consider. This book is very well researched and going in to the book, I liked the point of view that the author started presenting. Goldfarb didn't just say what works and what doesn't; it's what works and WHY. I like how the author actually considered diet from the evolutionary perspective and presented the readers with a diet that works so you can live a long and healthy life!

Cherie Peterson

I think the Guerrilla/Gorilla diet is such an awesome idea! Enough of that paleo stuff. Galit Goldfarb does a great job of describing the science behind the diet and lifestyle and why it can be beneficial for people. She goes into detail about every aspect and exactly how you can make the necessary lifestyle changes to succeed with the diet and become healthier.

She actually cites her sources in the book too so you don’t have to take her word for it about the scientific support for the diet. The Guerrilla/Gorilla diet is definitely something I’m looking forward to trying out.

Beverly Clark

The play on words and then the idea of this diet intrigued me enough that I bought this book. With the holiday season fast approaching, weight gain is always a given. This year I wanted to be a step ahead and have a plan in place instead of fretting over weight gain.
This book is well written, factual and contains diet advice that I have not read elsewhere.
I am going to start this diet plan tomorrow and have high hopes for success.

Charlene Day

This book contains a very compelling and scientifically researched argument as to why all need to change our diets to a more Guerrilla/Gorilla vegetarian diet being in harmony with nature. Not only is there tons of research, there is a step by step program to get you into action around any changes you chose to make. But if you are willing to follow the 12 week diet and lifestyle program, you will definitely notice some health changes. A definite buy if you are interested in your health!

Charlene Day
author of The Immune System Handbook: Your Owner's Manual


I read many books concerning diets and ways to live a healthier lifestyle, but "The Guerrilla Diet" is a book that goes beyond all that.It goes back to basis and explain in excellent logic the ways to achieve this.For the first time, I put such a low amount of my money, and got so much in return. Thanks to the author of the book, a wonderful human being called Galit - Thank you!!!

Mazie Martin

This unique book will assist you in developing a diet/lifestyle plan that is based on scientific research. This information is very much needed in today's busy world, and the presentation of this book makes it easy to implement these strategies in your daily life. Full of wisdom we can all benefit from. Highly recommended!

Jude Fernando

I must begin with saying that the author had researched a lot, so there is no doubt about the facts mentioned here. Well at first I thought what is all with Gorillas stuff here and what she had found with all her researches it quite fascinating. It's simply a long term plan to stay healthy and there is lot to take from the diet of Gorillas who are quite similar to us as I found while reading this.
What I like most about this is that for every suggestion or methodology she had presented, she had given the reason in detail so you know what you are doing and what is gonna happen. It's those small things we do not care that matters most when it comes to maintaining our health.
The step by step 12 week program will guide you through and I'm still at my 3rd week. I don't know what exactly caused the change but I feel lot more relaxed and happy now. I've lost about 4kg already and that sleepiness which I felt at day time had completely vanished. I'm expecting and I'm pretty sure that a lot will change after the 12 weeks. Love this guide. The best book I've read about health and lifestyle.

Julia Anna

Well I've read many books on healthy diets and how to stay healthy but this one clearly stands out of them. Author presents a new method of changing your diet and a new life style very much close to nature. I lost about 2kg for the past week which I believe is due to this new life style and it's still the start of 12 weeks. I feel much free and relaxing. It's just that there is some inspiration in my life now.
As author had provided scientific evidence to prove her arguments, you feel she knows the subject and that you can keep your trust in it. Many of her recommendations were practical and you feel that you can make the change with step by step approach presented. It's not just dieting but having the perfect diet to match your lifestyle.

Nicole Borohov

Galit Goldarb's "Guerilla diet" is a great diet! I lost 3.5 kg in 10 days (one full dress size) finally after lots of tries, when I never lost any weight. Hip hip hurray! Besides it is a very interesting book with amazing facts on human evolution from the food point of view, but never boring. I definitely recommend it.

Debbi Dachinger

I found this book to be educational and informational. I appreciate that the author has had personal experience as well as being highly degreed in this area. Galit's research has paid off - this book is a great result of her learning, and passing it on to us.

Lily E.

In this guide, we see a novel and interesting concept of how to thrive in the modern environment nutritionally which is something everyone definitely needs. I am glad I stumbled on this one and the instructions here have been very influential in improving my lifestyle. The Guerrilla diet has been very interesting to implement and learn about and I loved its philosophical approach. Really inspiring and it’s great I gave it a chance. I would highly recommend it.