For decades, we’ve been told that we need to avoid fat if we want to lose weight. So Americans turned to highly-processed low-fat foods that are full of sugar. Is it a coincidence that we are fatter than before? More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese.
Turning the Food Pyramid Upside Down:
Dr. Mark Hyman explains what went wrong and why we need to eat fat-not sugar-if we want to get thin. Does it make sense to turn the food pyramid upside down? According to Dr. Hyman, we’d be better off treating sugar as if it were a recreational drug like alcohol, to be enjoyed very sparingly. Getting far more of our calories from fat is much healthier if it is done correctly.
Why Fat Is Not the Enemy of Weight Control:
Find out why many nutrition experts are reversing their position on fat, and why the quality of the fat we eat is so important. How can you follow the recommended diet on a budget? And does it really make a difference in just three weeks? Dr. Hyman addresses these questions during the interview.
This Week’s Guest:
Mark Hyman, MD, is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, where he holds the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine. He is also chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and director of The UltraWellness Center.
Dr. Hyman has written 12 books, including the best-sellers The Blood Sugar Solution, UltraPrevention and UltraMetabolism. His most recent book is Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health. His website is eatfatgetthin.com
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