Eat Fat, Lose Weight: How the Right Fats Can Make You Thin for Life

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Keats Pub., 1999 - Health & Fitness - 154 pages
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Fifty-four pecent of Americans are overweight and 22 percent of them are considered obese. With many of us practicing a low fat diet why are we still gaining weight? According to Ann Louise Gittleman, it's not too much fat in our diets, but too little of the right kind of fat. In reality, many Americans are suffering from a massive fat deficiency that is contributing to the rise of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, breast cancer, depression, immune system dysfunction, PMS, hyperactivity in children, and many more ills common today. Believe it or not, it takes fat to lose fat. Gittleman believes this is the problem with many low fat diets. Medicinal fats, known as essential fatty acids, actually increase our metabolic rate. EFAs can help you stay fit and healthy while unhealthy fats such as the processed fats found in fried foods or margirine compromise our health. Gittleman helps us establish which fats are good for us, how much we need, and which ones we should eat daily to help us burn fat and keep weight off. An easy weight loss and maintenance program to balance our diets naturally and safely is included.

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Ann Louis Gittleman is a leading nutritionist and author of numerous books including Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar in Any Diet and Get the Salt Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Salt Out of Any Diet. In these books, she explains the importance of sugar and salt in a balanced diet, but also the dangers of using them to excess. The book provides valuable tips on how to cut your sugar and salt intake. In Guess What Came to Dinner: Parasites and Your Health, she explains that an amazing one out of six people suffer from internal parasites. A common, but often unknown, danger, parasites are often present in our food. She details the symptoms that people suffering from parasites might undergo, and explains how to guard against these unwelcome invaders. Gittleman has a masters degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University. She was the nutritional director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, Calif. and has also been a consultant to medical institutions, spas, and clinics.

Nunziato is a certified psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders and weight management.

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