Let's be honest. Fat is back big time!
Even Time magazine is in on the newly found love affair with
fats. "Eat Butter," was prominently declared on the cover of the
June 2014 issue with its larger than life delicious golden butter
gracing the entire page! And it's about time. For over half a
century, fat has been terribly maligned and misunderstood in
the American diet landscape, and our health and expanding
waistlines have suffered for it.
While "fat makes you fat" has been the mantra of most diet
gurus over the last 20 years, NOTHING could be further from
the truth. The right Smart Fats are the #1 secret to fixing your
metabolism, stress, hunger and sex hormones for lasting weight
loss, vitality, and overall wellbeing.
Big Fat Fears
The American public has been brainwashed with a big fat lie—a
lie that has been told, retold and told again for well over 50 years.
What's more, this lie has been extended to cover all fats, not
just the hydrogenated, overly refined and genetically modified
commercial vegetable oils that actually will harm you.
Truth be told, our fear of fats only began in the 1950s
thanks to the work of research scientist Ancel Keys, PhD,
who conducted the Seven Countries Study in which he cherry
picked data to support his theory that fat consumption led to
cardiovascular disease. Although considered "pioneering" back
in the day, the study was deeply flawed. Yet, the media ran with it
and by 1961 even the American Heart Association issued its first
anti-fat guidelines. This resulted in the launching of the no-tolow
fat diet dictum that—to this very day—many health experts
still recommend and rely upon as gospel.
As I wrote in the first edition of Eat Fat, Lose Weight, since
we as a nation have gone fat-free, we have gotten sicker. Here's
- Sixty-five percent of the population is now obese.
- Adult-onset diabetes has skyrocketed and more than tripled in the last 30 years.
- The incidence of certain kinds of heart disease has increased.
- Depression has become a widespread epidemic.
- New health problems have appeared out of nowhere: mysterious low grade ailments such as chronic fatigue, widespread food and environmental sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, yeast and mold infections, and autoimmune issues.
Thankfully, many other courageous researchers (spearheaded in part by my late friend and colleague, Dr. Robert Atkins) began rethinking the anti-fat dietary guidelines and provided ample evidence and science that the "right" high fat diet was actually healthy and that sugar was the underlying cause for most degenerative disease.
It's a message I have been preaching for a very long time. When
Eat Fat, Lose Weight first came out 15 years ago, it was absolute
heresy in the age of fat phobia. Before it became mainstream,
I was the ONLY nutritionist in the country to write about the
importance of the right dietary fats—a very unpopular message,
which flew in the face of all conventional dietary wisdom of the
The time has finally come to set the record straight with
a newer, updated edition that is more streamlined for today's
audience, thanks to the results from the latest trials, which have
exonerated fats once and for all. These trials have shown that
not only was a high fat diet more effective for weight loss, but
also greatly reduced the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Yes, the science now proves it. A high fat diet is a healthier diet.
I know that many of you have already banned trans fats and
You try to avoid refined polyunsaturated vegetable oils like
corn and canola. However, before you start slathering on all
that butter or coconut oil, and bringin' home the bacon, it is
important to understand that eating all those good fats—what
I call the "Smart Fats"—is simply one part of a healthy weight
loss equation. You must also learn the keys to making Smart
Fats work for you.
Wouldn't it be great if you could eat all the healthy fats you
wanted, properly utilize them and look and feel fabulous in your
body? You can!
Next month we'll begin our journey into Smart Fats that will
keep you thin for life with beautiful glowing skin, healthy hair
and nails, energy through the roof, a positive attitude and no
more sugar cravings!