Physician Hyman (The Blood Sugar Solution) pairs his earlier Eat Fat, Get Thin with over 175 mouth-watering and health-savvy recipes. Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, debunks commonly held ideas about consuming fat. He cites new research suggesting that it does not cause obesity and heart disease; carbs do. Hyman asserts that consumption of olive and coconut oils, avocados, wild fatty fish, nuts, and seeds will reduce inflammation and boost energy, and, when combined with a low-glycemic and whole-food diet, can contribute to weight loss and even, he says, reverse type 2 diabetes. With the help of chef Frank Giglio, Hyman introduces sustaining and delectable recipes, including poached eggs with Hollandaise, taco salad, roasted cauliflower soup, and shrimp scampi. After a strict 21-day starter plan (which Hyman supplements with tips on maximizing fats, eating well on a budget, dining out and with kids, and saving time), Hyman recommends transitioning to a “Pegan” diet combining the best aspects of paleo and vegan diets. This cookbook is a must for gourmets, regardless of whether they’re looking to be healthier. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/21/2016 Release date: 11/29/2016 Genre: Nonfiction
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