Show 1030: Dr. Mark Hyman on How to Eat Fat & Get Thin

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Learn why it is time to turn the food pyramid on its head and eat fat instead of sugar to keep weight under control.

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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.

Reversing the Old Diet Advice:

Dr. Mark Hyman explains what went wrong and why we need to eat fat–not sugar–if we want to get thin. According to Dr. Hyman, we’d be better off treating sugar (especially sugar mixed with fat) as if it were a recreational drug like alcohol, to be enjoyed very sparingly.

Why Good Fat Matters:

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 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

Air Date:April 2, 2016

Product Reviews

  1. Kimberly Pearce
    Clayton, NC

    I listened to the entire show on April 2nd sitting in my truck. The information was very helpful and timely for my own health goals. After the show ended, I went to my Kindle app and purchased the book.

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