Eat Fat, Lose Fat

Eat Fat, Lose Fat : The Healthy Alternative to TRANS Fat

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A diet and nutrition book from a new perspective, dispelling the myth that dietary fat is bad and shows that these saturated fats like coconut oil, red meat, and butter are actually essential to weight loss and health.

Based on over two decades of research, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by revealing that vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while healthy fats such as those found in coconut oil may actually be the secret to long-term wellness.

Filled with delicious coconut oil-based recipes, this book features three programs that help you get started eating healthy fats to lose weight and achieve good health for a lifetime.

"If permanently losing weight while improving your health is a real goal, I highly recommend Eat Fat, Lose Fat."--Dr. Joseph Mercola, bestselling author of The No-Grain Diet

"Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon are two of the most important voices in the wellness revolution. Eat Fat, Lose Fat is a must read."--Jordan S. Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Maker's Diet
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 17mm | 272.16g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452285666
  • 9780452285668
  • 88,604

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Praise for Eat Fat, Lose Fat

"If permanently losing weight while improving your health is a real goal, I highly recommend Eat Fat, Lose Fat."--Dr. Joseph Mercola, bestselling author of The No-Grain Diet

"Two of the most important voices in the wellness revolution. Eat Fat, Lose Fat is a must read."--Jordan S. Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Maker's Diet
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About Mary Enig

Dr. Mary Enig is a world-renowned biochemist and nutritionist best known for her pioneering research on healthy fats and oils, and her early protests against trans fats more than twenty-five years ago. A consultant and clinician, she is also the former contributing editor of the scientific journal Clinical Nutrition and a consulting editor of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Dr. Enig received her Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and president of the Maryland Nutritionists Association. Dr. Enig is the author of the "fats information bible," Know Your Fats, and coauthor, with Sally Fallon, of the bestselling Nourishing Traditions.

Sally Fallon is the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit organization comprised of 200 chapters throughout the United States and abroad; its website (www.westonaprice.org) is a popular Internet reference destination. Mrs. Fallon is a highly sought-after speaker, and seminar and workshop presenter, and she has been a guest of numerous radio talk shows. A gourmet cook, Mrs. Fallon has recently applied her outstanding culinary skills to the discovery of many varied and wonderful ways to enjoy coconut.
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This book deserves all the high ratings it has been given. I've read dozens of books on diet but this one really stood out. Part of the book was about weight loss but the bigger part was about health, and very useful. This book is probably the book I would recommend if you could only buy one book containing practical information about what to eat. We need to eat real food! I can't afford to follow every suggestion (grass fed organic meats only etc.), but I have already made changes to my diet that I know will be benficial to my health. (I'm just going to ignore the bits about eating grains and legumes though as they are not for me.) The only improvements I would suggest are a simplified list of what to eat and how much roughly of each food type that DOESN'T assume you'll eat nothing but their recipes, and more information on what to do if you are allergic/intolerant of dairy, eggs, wheat and are not eating all grains or legumes for health reasons and because high carb foods such as grains and legumes don't agree with you. I am going to try some raw milk though, to see if I can tolerate it. I got this book out from the library and ended up actually buying a copy because the recipes at the back all looked so good and useful. I almost never do that! But it really is just a 'keeper' in my opinion. Ignore the flashy cover and the title this is a solid book about health and diet. If you'd like more information and facts about some of the theories mentioned in the book I'd recommend as extra reading; 1. Good Calories, Bad Calories (retitled The Diet Delusion in UK/Oz) 2. Deep Nutrition 3. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for Myalgic Encepahlomyelitis (M.E.)show more
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