Eat Fat Get Thin Review

I just had to write a review about this book because it was the information inside that got me started with a high fat, low carb diet.

The lessons in this book have been able to help me take my life back. The things I learned in this book has helped me lose 22 pounds so far and I’m not done yet. But that’s just part of it.

My allergies are totally gone and I don’t have any more joint pain. My knees used to kill me. But now the pain is gone. I sleep soundly and feel great when I wake up in the morning.

My boyfriend has had even better results!

Read Brian’s Low Carb Success Story.

Brian’s sugar is lower and he has been able to reduce his meds for his diabetes. He has zero acid reflux. This to me is really amazing because he used to wake up in the middle of the  night not able to sleep. Or he would have to have his head elevated. He also sleeps on his stomach now, which I have never seen him do the entire time I have known him. And best of all, he no longer snores.

Our lives have changed so much simply by changing the way we eat.

So let me tell you about Eat Fat, Get Thin. This book was written by Dr. Mark Hyman.

In his book Dr. Hyman teaches people about how most of the information that we have been taught about nutrition is wrong.

I thought fat made people fat.I thought that fat raised cholesterol and gave people heart attacks.I thought to be healthy, I needed a low-fat diet.

If you believe the same, then you need to read this book. I think you will be surprised.

We were taught that fat makes you fat. And that does seem like it would make sense, in reality, the “low fat” revolution has created a lot of overweight and obese people. Now many people have or will eventually develop type 2 diabetes simply because they are doing what has been recommended by government nutritional experts.

In this book, Dr.Hyman explains how fat is not a bad thing and how what we really need to avoid is sugar.

The diet in this book is very easy to follow. You will have a list of how to shop and what to eat. There is also a bunch of really awesome recipes in
the back of the book.

If you are struggling with your weight then I highly recommend you read Eat Fat Get Thin.

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29 thoughts on “Eat Fat Get Thin Review”

  1. Eat Fat, Get Thin, now what a concept. First of all, congratualtions on your weight loss! That is an accomplishment, for sure.

    I am interested in this book. There are so many different thoughts on weight loss meal plans from paleo to no carb to even the grapefruit diet. The problem is, if people deprive themselves of everything then they end up going crazy on a cheat day and gaining it all back, if not more. From the sound of it, with this book, you can still eat good stuff (with some exclusions, of course, like sugar) to where you aren’t getting massive cravings, is that right?

    1. Yes it is right Brandy. We were actually just talking about it last night. We are both so satisfied that we never have a need to snack. Yesterday we had grilled chicken with salad and lots of home made blue cheese dressing. That was at around 6. Neither one of us desired a snack. It is now 7 in the morning and I am still not hungry. I will probably just skip breakfast as normal and eat lunch around 1 or 2. Lunch will be a hard boiled egg. Not only am I not hungry, but since I’m not eating sugar the cravings are gone.

  2. This is all soooo true. I tried a high fat low carb for the first time at age 47 and it worked like a charm! Well, maybe not a charm, it took time -several months I think for the weight loss to start, and then it was consistent…until I went off the diet. But I hadn’t lost weight for the last 15 years or so, and it really didn’t leave me hungry and I didn’t even have to give up my precious white wine. It really does work. Unfortunately, I went off it I am having trouble getting back on it, and alas, the weight does come back on! Thanks for the encouragement to try again.

    1. Yeah it really is a bit of a lifestyle change. When you go back to eating sugar/carbs, the body stops using fat as fuel and start to retain fat instead. I am the same way. I don’t feel hungry at all unless I haven’t eaten for several hours. And I love knowing that I can have a glass of dry wine anytime I want as dry white and red wine is very low in carbs. Going back on a high fat, low carb diet would be almost like starting it for the first time. You will go through a bit of a withdrawal from losing the sugar, but after the first 36 hours it should be easier. I wish you all the best with it.

  3. I think some people simply get carried away with doing one thing, like cutting fat out of their diet completely, as opposed to balancing it all. Clearly eating too much of one thing won’t be healthy and you can miss out on key nutrients that the body needs.

    The key is really a balanced diet; a little bit if this and a little bit of that, and of course moderation. I also think that the level of activity a person engages in or don’t, can facilitate the pounds piling on or not. The tendency for most people as they get a bit older, is that they become a bit more lethargic and that does not help to keep off the pounds.

    But a change in diet can do wonders, as you’ve clearly demonstrated in this Eat Fat Get Thin review, and your coconut oil article; I think I need to take a second read of that article. Balance and moderation is definitely key to staying healthy and this book is a great recommendation to changing your diet and getting healthier.

    1. I agree in eating a balanced diet. It is really important for anyone who is doing any diet, including a low carb, high fat diet to take additional supplements to ensure they are not missing anything. For example, I don’t eat fruit (except berries) as they are high in sugar so I make sure I take a supplement to make sure I’m getting enough vitamin c.

      But you know what, Vanessa. Over the years my weight kept creeping up even though I ate healthy and had a work out routine. I also work as a retail manager so I am very active. The lchf diet has been the only thing that worked for me.

      I think my body just functions better when I eat more fat and low carbs. But this might not be true for everyone.

  4. This looks really good and glad you have brought it to light.

    For too long “fats” have been the enemy either from misinformation or the media, fats dont make you put weight on carbohydrates do.

    Obv you don’t want to much fat as that’s bad and you want the good fats.

    although fats don’t make you fat they can do damage in other areas such as cholesterol.

    Thank you for this post

  5. Such an interesting perspective for losing weight. I have heard about good fats which help with weight loss so this book may just do a good job to explain that further. I am amazed at how it worked for you. This has got me all excited to give this book a read. Thanks for sharing the info!

    1. If you want to lose weight, this book will change your life. I am so excited, happy and can hardly believe it when I look in the mirror. I feel so great. I highly recommend Eat Fat, Get Thin to anyone who is struggling with their weight. Please let me know how you make out, Lily. I would love to hear from you.

  6. Hi Wendy, this book you talk about here sounds like a good thing, and for less than $15.00 who could go wrong in buying one.
    Along with changing the way one eats does he talk about exercise? I would think that exercise is just as important as the diet.
    I’m not one for eating sweets, gave that up a long time ago, but it’s amazing how many food products have sugar listed in their ingredients. So I can’t say that I have given it up altogether.
    I’m curious enough now since reading your article here that I will just have to buy the book myself and see what he has to say.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Kim

    1. He does talk about exercise. But the fact is anyone can loose a significant amount of weight with out exercise. I have lost over 35 pounds and other then normal everyday activities, I don’t work out. When you eat fat and lower your carbs, you get thin. It is pretty magical.

  7. This really piqued my interest. I’m more of a ‘everything-in-moderation’ kind of person so I simply eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. By doing that and exercising twice per week I was able to lose 20 pounds. I have about 8 lbs more to go but I’ve plateaued for the past 6 months and I definitely know I can’t add another day into my routine…at least not now. I’ll look into this diet since it sounds like it could possibly help me get over the hump. I like sweet things, especially chocolate so guilty as charged when it comes to sugar! I always thought fat was the worse of the two…definitely looking forward to learning more about this.

    1. Hi, Joshua and thanks for stopping by. You are pretty lucky to be able to only eat when you are hungry. Many people have a difficult time being able to know when they are actually hungry when they eat sugar and carbs. Before eating lchf, I found myself unable to stop eating the very addictive carbs. And when I tried to not eat, I would get cravings. I found that eating fat helped me to know when I’m hungry and I don’t have the cravings anymore. Now I feel like I’m in total control.

  8. Great write-up! Sounds like an interesting book. I’ve found that whenever I cut out some carbs in my diet, I notice immediate changes, especially related to weight loss. Really fascinating to see how many other positive effects it can have on one’s life. Here’s the problem I always run into though….I LOVE carbs! LOL. Who doesn’t? Was it challenging for you to cut them out or have you worked in cheat days to make it more manageable?

    1. The first to weeks were difficult because I actually went through a withdrawal. You see sugar is very addictive, which is why it is so hard for people to quit. I felt yucky for a couple of days and even felt like I had the flu. But once It was out of my system all of my craving went away.

      No, I don’t have cheat days. I really don’t crave the sugar anymore. And I don’t miss it a bit. I thought I would, but I don’t.

  9. I am amazed that joint pain can be improved by consuming fat. We have been wrongly taught that fat are bad, this information has to be published widely. Being able to lose weight is one thing, but having positive health effects are more important, i think.

    1. Yes the health effects are the most important. The book, Eat Fat Get Thin covers a lot of the health issues but I can tell you that both Brian and I have experienced lots of amazing things. We both have improved our health and he has reversed his diabetes. 🙂

  10. That was a big surprise to me. Your boyfriend stopped snoring when he started eating a low carb diet high in fat. How is that possible? What happened to him? That’s quite interesting.

    I would love to hear if you have any thoughts about this subject. You see, I have a boyfriend who snores.

    Tove

    1. I was surprised too. But it think it is because he lost so much weight around his belly that his stomach is now flat and he can sleep on his tummy. But also he sleeps very soundly and isn’t woken up during the night with acid reflux. It used to be that he would have to elevate his head with a pillow so he wouldn’t feel bloated.

  11. Wendy,

    Eating fat is probably the most natural way of eating for mankind. Humans have always ate fat, especially when we were at our prime health. No parts of the captured animals were wasted, especially the fatty grisles!

    The notion that eating fats will add to our fatty deposits is simply not true. I think the book you’ve suggested does a great job at explaining that.

    -Wing

    1. You are so 100% correct Wing! I wish I didn’t allow myself to be brainwashed into the low fat diet fad of the 80’s! I now know the truth. The sad thing is most people still think fat is bad.

  12. Until reading your website, I thought fat makes people fat! Seriously! I didn’t know that life can be more exciting and I can eat delicious food and not become fat 🙂
    Thank you for this review! I will definitely read this book and I do look forward to reading more recommendations from you.

  13. Fantastic results to date Wendy! Congratulation on your success! And I am so pleased to hear some common sense behind it. I could talk for hours and hours about misconceptions in the industry around nutrition so it’s great to read such a postive post – and with results to back it! Whenever I hear low fat I think chemical/sugar replacement. They’ve got to get that taste in their somehow right and if they’ve removed the fat… well what’s left?
    There have also been some very interesting studies around the topic as well (based on mice who eat ‘low fat’ and the negative effects it has on them compared to the mice that eat fat and remain normal).

    Thanks for the recommendation, will definitley add Eat Fat Get Thin to the to reading list!
    Cheers – Amanda

  14. Hi there,

    Great review. Eating fat is not bad – our body needs fat there is so much fat phobia these days that most people don’t realise that we actually need it – even for weight loss as cholesterol is the building blocks of an important hormone testosterone which builds lean muscle and helps to lower body fat also.

  15. Losing weight is a long journey. I have been overweight for over twenty years. Every year is always difficult because I am always too embarrassed to go to the beach and swimming pool. I know that people should be comfortable with their own bodies, but as a chinese person, it’s common sense to be thin in china. I know that doesn’t make sense in American culture, but chinese people will literally look down on your for having extra layers of adipose tissue in your system. This book you recommended will probably help. It did help you lose twenty two pounds so I will give it a try. Thank you for the recommendation.

    1. Hi Blame, I am so sorry for your struggles with your weight. I understand because I have gone through the same thing for years, although in the US it is more accepted to be overweight. But people still are negative about heavier people. They assume that if you are obese, you must be lazy and eat crappy food all the time. But most of use work out, watch what we eat and really want to be healthy. But the problem is nothing seems to work. This was true with me.

      I would work out every day. I ate lots of veggies and fruit and totally avoided fat. Yet I kept getting bigger. It wasn’t until I learned that it was sugar and carbs that was making me fat, not the fat and greasy from foods. The book Eat Fat, Get Thin helped me learn exactly what I could eat. It was a very easy read and it totally made a difference in my life.

      By the way, as you mentioned at the time of writing this post I was down 22 pounds. Now as of December 14th I am down to 138. I’ve lost 50 pounds. I am happy at this weight, so I probably will stay here. I feel great and have never been healthier.

      I wish you all the best. Many blessings!

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