For years, alternative health practitioners have known what mainstream science is only beginning to admit: Eating saturated fat—the main fat in foods such as butter, meat, and coconut oil—does not cause heart disease. This was the conclusion, in fact, of a recent meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examining the effects of saturated fat on heart disease in a total of 350,000 subjects. “There is no significant evidence,” stated the investigators, “for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease.” (Siri-Tarino, 2010)
But there’s more to the story of saturated fat than its exoneration with respect to heart attacks, say Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon, authors of the groundbreaking book Eat Fat, Lose Fat. Saturated fat is actually a critical health food, they say, that is essential for weight loss. By shifting one’s dietary focus from fattening refined carbohydrates and inflammatory vegetable oils (corn, sunflower, soybean, etc.) to quality saturated-fat foods, individuals can restore their biochemical balance and lose weight.
In particular, Enig and Fallon tout coconut oil as the premier weight-loss food for its unique ability to boost human metabolism. (It also fights germs and is easy on the digestion, the authors add.) Along with the traditional saturated-fat foods of Western culture—butter, eggs, lard, tallow, etc.—this sustainable-crop food leads the way to improved health and a naturally slim figure.
Based on two decades of scientific research, Eat Fat, Lose Fat bucks the conventional low-fat and vegetarian “wisdom” that has caused America’s great obesity epidemic and lights an honest-to-goodness path back to wellness.
From Amazon Customer Reviews:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Let this book be your roadmap to include food as your medicine, not just supplements, drugs and/or invasive surgery. This is an excellent book for those of us who live in such a toxic world. It explains why our grandparents ate fat, drank raw milk ate from local farms and were healthier than we are.”
—John L. Herr “Professor Herr, ND”
“The recommendations in this book work, not only for weight loss, but also for feeling great and looking great. My skin and hair have improved greatly and I have lost weight almost without trying and my energy is high. I have been a dieter all my life (I have done most of the ones mentioned in the book) and I can honestly say that I have stopped obsessing about food. A real milestone for me. My body senses fullness and hunger now and I don’t feel a slave to food. There is a cleaning out your pantry section as well as a shopping list that helps you to be prepared. Eating out isn’t hard either although we don’t eat out much now because I like putting in more nutrients into my body and less salt and other unknown ingredients. I usually take my coconut oil and balsamic vinegar with me to the restaurant and have a great salad. This is just the tip of the iceberg as a review for this book. It will really open your eyes to the way we are slowing killing ourselves eating out of boxes and other processed foods. I hope you give this book a chance and carve out the time to read it. Bon appetit!”
“I feel that after being pregnant, nursing for 11 months, and being out of shape since November 2011 that the Eat Fat, Lose Fat weight loss plan is for me! Having recently found a sustainable source for raw milk, my family and I are poised for health. This book clearly defines a lifestyle the satisfies your body’s need for fat. Highly recommended for experienced and novice real foodists!”
—Elizabeth Evans “eBay Powerseller”
“I had first borrowed this book from the library then decided to buy it after not wanting to return it. The recipes are great and the resources and information is top notch! I typically recommend the book to friends, I will say I am doing Paleo as well so some recipes I do not use. But still plenty of great info a must buy if you want info about coconut oil and fats.”
“Although the proposition that you can eat fat to lose weight sounds pretty outlandish it is the beginning of a major paradigm shift in nutrition. Review Mary Enig’s credentials. She is one of the top “lipid” researchers in the world. Read Stephen Phinney. Dr. Phinney, a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the leading researcher in low carbohydrate eating. And above all, read the extensive documentation presented in Good Fat, Bad Fat written by Gary Taubes, one of the most respected science journalists in the country. A major change in thinking about healthy eating is in the making. And its as old as the 2.54 million years of the genetic history of the human species.”
“Eat Fat, Lose Fat reveals that the so called healthy vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, soybean and canola oils, including others that we are are told about are largely responsible for our national obesity and health crisis, while the good fats (saturated fats) are traditionally considered as harmful such as coconut, butter and meats are essential to weight loss and our health. The Eat Fat, Lose Fat diet takes into account the basic nutritional needs of the human organism, generally the needs that modern food technologies fail to meet. The books is very informative about the nutritional needs our bodies require for better health and includes a two phase Quick and Easy Weight Loss Plan and a Health Recovery Plan. Both focus on the use of healthy fats—Coconut Oil. It helps you to understand the benefits of coconut oil, how it assists in weight loss, how it enhances recovery from a wide range of health problems by emphasising digestibility and concentration of nutrients. The Health Recovery Plan is an intensive program that focuses on the recovery of serious and chronic illnesses. I have begun the coconut journey and have found that it all makes sense and I am feeling better, have lost weight and continue to lose weight and love the different uses and the goodness of coconut oil. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a better healthier more beautiful you.”