Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fatsby Published 01 Apr 2006
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Based on more than two decades of research, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by revealing that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as corn and soybean) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the saturated fats traditionally considered “harmful” (from such foods as coconut, butter, and meat) are essential to weight loss and health.
Just in time for the FDA’s new mandatory trans fats labeling, the three programs in this book, which features delicious recipes, show that eating healthy fats is the answer to losing weight and achieving good health for a lifetime.
“If permanently losing weight while improving your health is a real goal, I highly recommend Eat Fat, Lose Fat.”â€”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.”
â€”Jordan S. Rubin, author of The New York Times’ bestselling The Maker’s Diet
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats Reviews
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.
This is the best book on nutrition I've ever read and I've read dozens. Nutrition is my passion and everyone needs to learn about saturated fats, and how the government has manipulated the american diet for financial gain of oil companies (corn, canola, safflower, sunflower, etc.). Though this book can be used as a diet book, there are also sections on healing and just eating well, not losing weight. If you do nothing else, incorporate coconut oil, at the very least, into your diet.
While I think this book has something important to say and more people should hear the basic message -- i.e, vegetable oils and trans-fats are the real culprit in heart disease,obesity, etc., not saturated fats from animals or coconut oil (in other words, real food) -- and Mary Enig's discussion of how her research was covered up various food corporations was a real eye-opener... I was disappointed that this book fell into the "nutrionism" trap, too. In other words, I don't think that people normally eat up to 6 tbsp of coconut oil a day, off the spoon or dissolved in tea. I can barely do one tbsp in a smoothie because it makes me nauseous. And I really don't have any desire to take ox bile to stimulate my bile production since I had my gall bladder removed several years ago.
That said, I think the common sense messages that can be extrapolated from this book are good ones:
Coconut oil is good for you. Incorporate it into your diet when you can.
A diet with plenty of healthy fats will help you feel satisified longer, which will in turn help you to lose weight because you will eat less.
Don't eat industrial food.
Eat more fish!
This book is written by the founder of the Weston A. Price foundation and Mary Enig who is a leading researcher of fats. It is based on a traditional diet- unprocessed whole foods and animal prodcuts. It has some very important information about fats that run counter to popular ideas about nutrition. It has completely changed the way I eat and I feel it is a "must-have" for someone trying to re-claim their health.
This book is a great addition to my library for a healthy diet. I prefer to take bits and pieces of information from many different diet types to create my own diet that works for me, and Eat Fat, Lose Fat provides a lot of healthy alternatives to our (unfortunately) normal gamut of foods that contain trans fats or other low-quality fats.
I also appreciate Enig and Fallon's views on the important role of saturated fats (as also expressed in Fallon's book Nourishing Traditions), and this book has helped me integrate the all-around healthy and delicious coconut oil into my diet while providing a deeper understanding of how it improves our overall health!