Eat Fat, Look Thin: A Safe and Natural Way to Lose Weight Permanently, Second Edition 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0941599627
ISBN-10: 0941599620
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Offers a significantly intriguing, rationally presented, personally flexible way of life. -- Southwest BookViews, Spring 2003

About the Author

Dr. Bruce Fife is a certified nutritionist and naturopathic physician. He is recognized as the world's leading authority on coconuts and health and serves as the director of The Coconut Research Center.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.; 2nd edition (January 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941599620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941599627
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dr. Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D., is an
author, speaker, certified nutritionist, and
naturopathic physician. He has written over
20 books. He is the publisher
and editor of the Healthy Ways
Newsletter and serves as the president of
the Coconut Research Center, a non-profit
organization whose purpose is to educate
the public and medical community about
the health and nutritional aspects of
coconut and related foods. Dr. Fife is
considered one of the world's leading
experts on dietary fats and oils. He is a
popular speaker and travels throughout the
world lecturing at health fairs, conferences,
hospitals, and spas. He has appeared on
hundreds of radio and television programs

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341 of 343 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Maas ( on June 30, 2003
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Over the last 20 years I have been steadily and gradually gaining weight. You couldn't call me fat - but there I was, just too wobbly in all the wrong places. This year I decided to do something about it - finally. I went on a fruit diet. Nothing happened. I tried the cabbage soup diet (without the meat). Nothing happened. I Fasted for a week. NOTHING HAPPENED!
That was when this book came into my hands - a godsend. I stoipped fasting and began eating food again, but using coconut oil. After a few days I weighed myself - I had lost 5 pounds!
Since then I have lost a total of 24 pounds, and still losing steadily at about a pound a week, enjoying full meals.
The thing is, and this is what this book addresses, we all know that losing weight is not JUST a matter of calories. Soem of us have a very slow metabolism - and that was always my problem. I was never an overeater - but my body simply did not burn what I ate.
Once you start the coconut oil everything changes. You can literally feel it working. I was very low energy, rather lazy. I didn't like much movement - my favourite occupation was sitting on a couch reading a book. Coconut oil is the only oil that does not deposit on the body as fat, but immediately transforms into energy, and you can feel it. Yesterday I cleaned my ouse from top to bottom - and thenergy just keeps me going al the time. Also, coconut oil actualluy changes your taste - it satusfies you so you no longer even feel hungry between meals. A vegetable soup, cooked with the oil, keeps me goimg til the evening.
By the way, if you believe that coconut oil is bad for you - which is just a very bad rumour set into motion by the mighty soy industry - then forget it. This book explains why the world has been misimformed and it will make you very angry indeed.
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196 of 200 people found the following review helpful By Sheri on September 10, 2003
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I am one of many women who are dealing with gaining weight over the years and not being able to lose it. After my fourth child I couldn't shed the wopping 50 lbs. I gained. I was able to lose about half of it and the last 25 lbs. fought me to the nail. People would tell me thats just the way it is as you get older and to just live with being a little softer to the touch. Well, being a marathon runner and an advid exerciser I couldn't resign to the fact that my body was meant to gain weight solely on the fact that I had entered my thirties.
Bruce Fife is a genious in being able to explain what is really happening with our Western Industrialize bodies. He has done the research for us. All I have done is applied his knowledge and the use of virgin coconut oil in my life and the pounds have slowly melted off. In 2 months I've lost 12 lbs. and I know I will finally be at a weight that supports my life style. I recommend reading his other books. Thank you Mr. Fife!
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119 of 120 people found the following review helpful By LS Ventures on July 31, 2008
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Bruce Fife has combined (intentionally or not) the best of "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon and Barry Grove's "Natural Health and Weight Loss". Having tried both and finding them difficult to follow, Fife's book is the great median. First I followed Enig's book, but found it too restrictive. She places a lot of emphasis on fermented foods and while I eat some and understand why we need them, I wasn't able to eat them to the extent that she recommends. Grove's book, on the other hand, places a lot of emphasis on eating animal fats, specifically pork fat. In the beginning I enjoyed the bacon and tried to eat other types of pork but found it really difficult. The bacon was too salty and after a while I really didn't like eating that much pork. I almost felt sick of it (I have to say that I am Jewish and pork was never part of my eating habits, unless I eat Chinese food - then it was kosher!). I did lose weight with Groves, but it was hard to maintain.

Bruce Fife's plan works very well. In fact I cannot conceive of eating any other way now. If I couldn't have the coconut oil and butter and other fats, I don't know what I'd eat. I feel better than I have in years. I used to have knee pain and that is gone. My skin is not dry (I've had skin problems for years that are clearing up now). My only problem is that it is easy to slip into a pattern of eating too much protein. That has prevented weight loss and in fact caused some slight weight gain. Keeping a food log is helpful to avoid that pitfall. But when I make sure I get enough fat I definitely eat less. I am amazed, sometimes at how much less. Weight loss is slow but steady. This is the secret the diet industry doesn't want you to know!

One last note: my holistic doctor is so impressed with this program that he has been following it himself, has seen the benefits and is beginning to apply it in his practice. He is really excited about this truly different way of eating.
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Ann Eagle on January 20, 2009
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Eat Fat, Look Thin: This book by Bruce Fife is worthy of reading, for those who are having a very hard time lossing weight, the answer is in Bruce Fife's book.

I read this book from beg. to end, then applied the principles, these principles worked, the weight came off, my Husband lost over 10 kgs, I have about 5 more kgs to lose

This is one of the best books I have ever read, he speaks truth...So if you are looking for some weight loss, look to this book, but you will have to change your way of doing things, like your eating habits, I.E. those bad oils which are high in Poly unsaturated oils which cause a lot of problems in your body. (health wise).

In This book you will learn:

Why low-fat diets don't work
How to make dieting enjoyable
How to use the world's only natural, low-calorie fat to lose weight
Which fats promote health and which ones don't
How to jump-start your metabolism
How to stop food cravings dead cold
How you can use food to overcome common health problems
How to reach your ideal weight and stay there
Why eating rich, delicious foods can help you lose weight
Which foods are the real troublemakers and how to avoid them

This revolutionary, total-wellness program is designed to keep you both slim and healthy using wholesome, natural foods, and the most health-promoting fats. It has proven successful in helping those suffering from obesity, diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart and circulatory problems, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions. There is no other program like it...This program works, give it a go...

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