Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.
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The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat—the smart kind—is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss.
For years experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we’ve deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits—and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight.
Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat.
In Smart Fat, they explain 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 keeping the pounds off for life—is to “smart-fat” your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify 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.
It’s time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat—and everything you eat—and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.
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progesterone, collectively known as the sex hormones. Testosterone, the male sex hormone, is produced naturally from cholesterol, as are the female hormones progesterone and estrogen. When we lower our cholesterol levels by excessively reducing smart fat (or when prescribed cholesterol-reducing statin drugs), a seldom discussed side effect is that we often inadvertently lower our testosterone—and our libidos, too. Unfortunately, the body can make only so much testosterone. Just eating more
plucked or gathered if you were a Neanderthal, are a boon to people who want to lose weight. They’re equally valuable for anyone who wants to fight inflammation, the silent promoter of nearly every degenerative disease on the planet. If we know that junky carbs are a metabolic train wreck, then how did we get to a point where they were taking up more than half of our plates? To answer this question, we need to share a little bit of U.S. history—the kind that’s known only by nutrition nerds like
eating dairy won’t kill you. Gluten, however, is a different story. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Every time you eat one of these grains—in whatever form—you consume gluten. Your immune system “sees” the gluten and treats it like a foreign invader, making antibodies that attack the gluten foreigner. By itself, this wouldn’t be such a bad thing—except that many of these antibodies get confused and attack not just the gluten, but your body’s own tissues. These antibodies can
(smart), bad (dumb), or neutral. Here are a few examples of each. GOOD (SMART) FATS Olives, olive oil, avocados, most nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts), and seeds (chia, flax, and pumpkin) Fatty fish and fish oils Dark chocolate Coconut, coconut oil, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil† BAD (DUMB) FATS Trans fats found in fast foods and packaged foods. Also called hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats are biochemically similar