While the prevailing wisdom for several decades was that fat is detrimental to health and plays no part in a weight loss program, new studies show sugars and simple carbohydrates have more of an effect on weight gain than fats ever did. Diets that replace high carbohydrate intake with a balance of protein, carbohydrate and healthy fats can actually assist in often dramatic weight loss. Known as a ketogenic diet, these weight loss programs rely on the body burning fat for fuel rather than carbohydrates.
In his book, Dr. Brownstein explores the science behind why unsaturated fats, such as those found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and certain fish, are so healthy. He also details why saturated fats, such as those found in animal products like butter, cheese and cream, should be used sparingly. He then provides delicious recipes and a comprehensive plan for going forward with this new way of eating for health and weight loss.
In The Skinny on Fats, you will:
An ardent advocate of holistic practices, Dr. Brownstein is board-certified in family medicine and holds the Norman E. Clarke Sr. Award for Science, as well as an award from the American College for Advancement in Medicine.