The age-old question of "What should we eat to be healthy and lose weight?" has been argued for decades, creating mass confusion while our waistlines have only gotten larger.
At last, the final word on the smartest way to eat and live has arrived, from well-respected physician Steven Masley and renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden--a team that originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss but independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. For Masley and Bowden, it all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat.
Smart Fat is the result of their findings and is the first book to break fat into smart, dumb, and neutral categories while explaining the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits.
The solution for slimming down--and achieving long-term health as well--is to "smart-fat" your meals, incorporating smart fats with unprocessed fiber, clean protein, and--most important--flavor. Masley and Bowden identify these smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor. They also caution readers on how to avoid doing dumb things with smart fats, like cooking oils at high temperatures that destroy their nutritive powers and make them unhealthy.
It's time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.
Finally the Truth: Eating More Fat Is the Smartest Decision You Can Make for Permanent Weight Loss and Health
"Perhaps the most damaging but still pervasive notion in healthy nutrition has been the castigation of fat. Smart Fat provides eloquent foundation for the critical health supportive attributes of fat in the human diet. This wonderful book paves the way to welcome this critical nutrient back to the table, opening the door for health and disease resistance."--David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN, board certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker
"A groundbreaking book that's going to create a seismic shift in how we look at fat and why we need much more of it in our diet. A must read!"--JJ Virgin, New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Impact Diet
"Smart Fat comes to us at a critical time. It is easy to read, easy to implement and will definitely help your brain work better, so you can too."--Daniel G. Amen, M.D., founder of Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
"Perfectly illustrates what I tell my clients and readers: It's not about calories, it's about eating foods that are hormonally helpful. It's not about eating less or more, it's about eating smarter. This is a smart book by two of the smartest experts in the field."--Sara Gottfried, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Reset Diet and The Hormone Cure
"Smart Fat is written brilliantly, filled to the brim with the research necessary to back up the authors' claims and is destined to become a nutritional classic. I love both these men's astute minds and know the passion that they both share with their work. Having them join forces to write a book is a dream come true!"--Leanne Ely, CNC, New York Times bestselling author and founder of SavingDinner.com