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Book Review: Eat Fat, Lose Fat


Saturday, August 27, 2011



This book is the diet recommended by the Weston A. Price foundation. It's very similar to a Paleo/Primal diet. The main difference is the WAPF allows the consumption of "traditionally prepared" (sometimes called "properly prepared") grains and legumes. However, they don't encourage a lot of grain consumption for those who need to lose weight.

The book has some great information on the role of saturated fats in our diets, with a heavy emphasis on coconut oil. The first several chapters are well worth reading, but the book gets a little diet book-ish after that. However, I still recommend it and think it would be ideal for anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of coconut. There are also some really fantastic recipes in the back of the book.
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JIBBIE49 9/4/2011 1:21AM

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XIXSTAR 8/27/2011 10:43PM

    I often recommend this book to people look to challenge the low-fat methodology and to further explain my reasons for eating as I do. I was working on following a traditional diet based on WAPF suggestions and the food has been good. I am just looking to cut grains back a little further at this point as I found I was still relying on them, even traditionally prepared.

I do agree with the "diet-ish" tone towards the end of the book, but if you've ever read Nourishing Traditions by the one of the same authors, it's nice to see something a little more direct and abrupt since the other book is quite the cooking volume.

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