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One of the Best Books on a Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2015
I waited until I read the entire book to do a review. This is the final book that I have read on a sting of books lauding the benefits of the low carbohydrate, high fat lifestyle. Everything I had read previous to this book expressed the science and theory behind becoming a "fat burner" vs. a "sugar burner". They explained why the concept of low-fat everything was a terrible idea from it's conception in the 1950's and why eating low-fat has made our Nation fat and sick. We've been lied to by our nutrition scientists. I've been telling my patients the wrong things about diet for the past 30 years, and I also have a degree in nutrition. I, and our dietary guidelines, were wrong. This is elegantly outlined in the groundbreaking book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet" by Nina Teicholz. She made the medical community take notice and re-think the low-fat debacle. There are a slew of other books that say the same thing. However, most of these low carb, high fat (LCHF) books are rather technical and don't actually tell you how to follow the principles behind becoming a fat burner. This book not only tells you the theory behind this new health movement, but gives you a step by step guide on how to to loose the weight you could never loose on all of those diets you have tried. This is not a diet book, since becoming a fat burner is the no-hunger way of loosing weight. It's not anything like dieting. Diets fail. The author, Jimmy Moore, started at 410 pounds and tried all of the diets until he discovered what most of Americans are doing wrong. Strangely, this book was co-written by a number of nutritions experts in the field since Jimmy doesn't have a bunch of initials after his name. What a great idea. A wonderful book written by someone who is credible since he lost so much weight, but backed by a number of credible nutritional experts and physicians. Highly recommended. Most of my staff are loosing weight on this program - medical assistant's and nurses alike. They are all eating lots of fat and watching their lipid parameters improve greatly while enjoying extra energy. I have a happy and soon to be skinny staff. Yes, I apparently inspired my staff by loosing over 35 pounds myself over three and a half months by eating wonderful foods and not counting calories, ever. I am rarely hungry. There is more science behind this concept than the Paleo movement and explains why the Paleo and other similar diets work fairly well. This is a bargain in the kindle version. The best advice I can give my patients who want to loose weight and avoid disease is to read this book. Now I know why all of my skinny vegan and vegetarian patients who have been avoiding fat all of their lives are getting diabetes, having heart attacks and strokes. Remember this equation: Elevated Insulin Equals Inflammation and Fat Storage. And sugar burners have high insulin. Are you a sugar or a bat burner?