Eat Fat, Lose Fat: Lose Weight and Feel Great with Three Delicious, Science-based Coconut Diets

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Penguin, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 295 pages
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The healthy alternative to trans fats, this revolutionary program explains why we must eat healthy, saturated fats-especially coconut-to achieve weight loss and good health.

Since the late 1950s, it's been drilled into Americans that fat makes you fat, saturated fats (such as those found in butter, eggs, and red meat) are unhealthy, and tropical fats and oils (like coconut and palm) are downright deadly. And yet-as we eliminate saturated fats from our diet for fear of high cholesterol levels and hardened arteries-obesity, heart disease, and cancer rates have continued to climb.

Based on more than two decades of research by world-renowned biochemist and fats expert Dr. Mary Enig, Eat Fat, Lose Fat flouts conventional wisdom by asserting that so-called healthy vegetable oils (such as soybean and corn) are in large part responsible for our national obesity and health crises, while the saturated fats traditionally considered "harmful" are, in fact, essential to weight loss and health.

World populations on four continents that subsist on the coconut, with less evidence of heart disease, weight gain, or other chronic illnesses, provide the best proof of this food's safety and efficacy; dozens of studies conducted by prestigious, mainstream universities support the use of coconut and other healthy fats and reveal the faulty reasoning underlying the saturated fat/heart disease hypothesis; and case stories from a wide range of people illustrate how using coconut oil in concert with other healthy fats can spark weight loss and heal serious illnesses, including anxiety, hypothyroidism, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Featuring delicious recipes for each of its three nutritional programs, Eat Fat, Lose Fat is the book to help you build energy, lose weight, fight disease, and boost your immunity.

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In this new addition to the fast-fix diet book shelf, Enig and Fallon attempt to correct what they see as Americans' false belief that tropical fats and oils (such as coconut and palm) are unhealthy ... Read full review

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If you think there's something funny about the low-fat, low-cholesterol, high-carbohydrate advice we've all been hearing for years, you're right. But now, you can learn all about exactly how funny that advice has been!
The authors are highly respected researchers who base their assertions on great quantities of peer-reviewed medical literature. And the research out there just doesn't support what we're all being told by the medical establishment. Read this excellent book to find out what the truth is.
Try this on for size: "The medical literature actually contains only two studies involving humans that compared the *outcome* (not just indicators like cholesterol) of a diet high in animal fat with that of a diet based on vegetable oils. Both studies showed that animal fats actually protect you from heart disease."
It's funny that nobody knows this, but there it is in the research. Everyone is chasing symptoms instead of looking at outcomes.


Chapter One Facts Versus Fears About Fats
Chapter Two Fats the Real Deal
Chapter Three Know Your Fatsand Your Nutrients
Chapter Four Our Nutritional Approach to Weight Loss
Chapter Five Real Food the World Over
Chapter Six Quick and Easy Weight Loss
Chapter Seven Health Recovery
Chapter Eight Everyday Gourmet
Chapter Nine Coconut Recipes
Chapter Ten Traditional Recipes
Chapter Eleven Resources

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Dr. Mary Enig (pictured left) 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 (pictured right) 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 ( 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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