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The Good Fat Diet: Lose Weight and Feel Great with the Delicious, Science-Based Coconut Diet [Kindle Edition]

Mary Enig , Sally Fallon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Since the late 1950's, it's been drilled into us that fat is bad, saturated fat is worse, and tropical fats, like coconut and palm, are just about as near to poison as a food can be. However, a new and unprejudiced look at fat research over the last fifty years indicates that the opposite is true, and that saturated fats, and in particular coconut oil, are the healthiest fats you can eat. This diet will put you back on the track that nature intended for efficient nourishment. This is not a deprivational diet. Let go of the notion that you must suffer to lose weight. Starving yourself is counter-productive, as it signals the body to hold fat. Instead, eating sufficient quantities of the right combinations of fats (as outlined in the recipes and menu plans), you'll notice that you can go for several hours without eating, and without experiencing cravings because the body is satisfied and also has stable blood sugar levels. As a result, hunger pangs melt away, and eating sensibly becomes easy!

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A collection of three coconut-based diets features delicious recipes and essential information on the nature of saturated and tropical fats, including data gleaned from dozens of studies about the use of coconuts and healthy fats in improving nutrition. Reprint.

About the Author

Dr Mary Enig is a biochemist and nutritionist at the forefront of research on healthy fats.

Sally Fallon is the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which promotes wise traditions in food and farming. They are the co-authors of the self-published Nourishing Traditions, which has sold 120,000 copies in the US.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1346 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 May 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00358VID2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves all the high ratings 28 Jan. 2012
By Jodi-Hummingbird TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
This book deserves all the high ratings it has been given. I've read dozens of books on diet but this one really stood out.

Part of the book was about weight loss but the bigger part was about health, and very useful.

This book is probably the book I would recommend if you could only buy one book containing practical information about what to eat. We need to eat real food!

I can't afford to follow every suggestion (grass fed organic meats only etc.), but I have already made changes to my diet that I know will be benficial to my health. (I'm just going to ignore the bits about eating grains and legumes though as they are not for me.)

The only improvements I would suggest are a simplified list of what to eat and how much roughly of each food type that DOESN'T assume you'll eat nothing but their recipes, and more information on what to do if you are allergic/intolerant of dairy, eggs, wheat and are not eating all grains or legumes for health reasons and because high carb foods such as grains and legumes don't agree with you.

I am going to try some raw milk though, to see if I can tolerate it.

I got this book out from the library and ended up actually buying a copy because the recipes at the back all looked so good and useful. I almost never do that! But it really is just a 'keeper' in my opinion. Ignore the flashy cover and the title this is a solid book about health and diet.

If you'd like more information and facts about some of the theories mentioned in the book I'd recommend as extra reading;

1. Good Calories, Bad Calories (retitled The Diet Delusion in UK/Oz)
2. Deep Nutrition
3. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for Myalgic Encepahlomyelitis (M.E.)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have for health enthusiasts 9 April 2009
I bought this book to learn more about coconut oil. I've already implemented many of the dietary changes, although I haven't been able to follow much of the recipes. Definitely a good place to start if you want to learn more about healthy fats. It will change a lot of beliefs that have been instilled upon us regarding what is considered healthy fats and oils and what is considered unhealthy. Only gave it 4 stars because it could have done a bit more to provide international resources for products instead of just the US. I would highly recommend, though.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A scientific book which improves on our lives 12 Dec. 2011
Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon are determined at giving to mankind a way to open wide the eyes on the dangers-to-our-health we literally eat each and every day: and they give us the solution, period.
Great book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars eat Fat, Lose Fat 9 Nov. 2014
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I have the book Nourishing Traditions. I bought the above book for specific fat losing recipes. I don't live in the USA so it would be too expensive to buy the kosha products mentioned in the book on line, and I cannot get them where I live (hence the 4 stars). The book is still worth buying if you want to know the truth about saturated fats and how to get your health back through eating the right ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading 14 Dec. 2013
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This book is revolutionary, turning the modern diet recommendations on there head. It is a must read for everyone; I have proved the benefits of following this diet in my health. It is a lovely diet as well, no deprivation! You don't feel hungry on it but just well nourished.
Your body will thank you for it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way to live again and feel SO GOOD 25 Aug. 2013
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It is how I eat and try and teach others as well ,following their suggestions and others from Weston A Price foundations I have not felt this fit and healthy for a very long time . I am 70 and have the energy of a person years younger then me .dont take any medicine at all .
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