Eat Fat, Get Thin

Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health


By Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

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A revolutionary diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from #1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman.

Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious superfoods.

In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to Eat Fat, Get Thin, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, Eat Fat, Get Thin is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.


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What is the single best thing you can do for your health, weight, and longevity?

Eat more fat!

That's right. Eat more fat to lose weight; feel good; prevent heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer; and live longer.

How could that be true? Haven't we been told by every health and nutrition professional, leading medical associations, and our government to eat less fat because fat makes us fat and causes heart disease? We have faithfully followed this advice in America over the last 50 years and yet are fatter and sicker than ever.

It is true that the fat on our bodies is making us sick and causing us to die too soon. But the seemingly logical leap that the fat we eat creates the fat on our bodies and clogs our arteries is wrong.

It's an understandable mistake. The idea that if you eat fat, it turns to fat on your body makes sense. Fat equals fat, right? Same word. It looks and feels the same. Nutritionists have warned us that fat has twice as many calories (9 calories per gram) as carbs and protein (4 calories per gram), so if you eat less of it, you will lose weight and feel better. That seems like common sense. Except for one thing.

This whole idea, which we have bought wholesale, is scientifically untrue. In fact, the science shows the exact opposite. When you look closely at the data, it supports the idea that if you eat fat, you get thin (and reverse heart disease and type 2 diabetes, while preventing dementia, cancer, and other disease processes). The reality is that the more fat you eat, the more fat you lose and the better your body functions. Since 1980, the US Dietary Guidelines have warned us against the dangers of eating fat and implored us to eat less fat. But in a shocking reversal of this long-held dogma, the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee exonerated cholesterol and removed any recommendation to limit dietary cholesterol or total dietary fat, except saturated fat (egg yolks are back on the menu!).1

If you are confused, it is not hard to understand why. I was confused myself, and I recommended low-fat diets to my patients for years. For decades, the advice from pretty much every doctor, nutritionist, professional society, and government agency had been to eat less fat to lose weight and prevent disease. Not only is this advice not working—it's actually doing us harm. It turns out that eating less fat results in more obesity and disease.

We have reduced fat in our diet from 43 percent to 33 percent of calories since 1970 and cut back even more on saturated fat. Yet we are sicker than ever, with the percentage of people getting heart disease increasing (although fewer people die from heart disease because we have better treatment). Type 2 diabetes and obesity rates around the globe are skyrocketing. In 1960, 1 out of 100 people in America had type 2 diabetes; today that ratio has changed to 1 out of 10 people, a tenfold increase. Since the 1980s, rates of type 2 diabetes have gone up 700 percent. In 1960 only 1 in 7 Americans was obese; now it is 1 in 3, and it is projected that 1 out of every 2 Americans will be obese by the year 2050. In 1980, there were almost no cases of type 2 diabetes in children. By the year 2000, nearly 1 in 10 kids was pre-diabetic or had full-blown type 2 diabetes. By 2008, nearly 1 out of every 4 teenagers was pre-diabetic or had type 2 diabetes.2 Where will it end?

Sadly, this isn't just a first world problem. Eighty percent of all type 2 diabetics are in the developing world. The single biggest health problem we face globally is the metabolic disaster that has led to a global epidemic of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. More than twice as many people around the world go to bed overweight (about 2.5 billion) as go to bed hungry. And this affects more than just our health. It affects our global economic survival. Chronic preventable diseases will cost $47 trillion over the next 20 years.3 That's more than the annual gross domestic products of the world's six largest economies combined. In America, the unfunded debt of Medicare and Medicaid dwarfs all other federal expenses; if health care costs continue to rise, they will consume 100 percent of our tax revenue by 2040, leaving no money for the military, education, justice, or anything else.

This is all deeply concerning, and we must collectively address the human, social, and economic issues caused by our diet and the diseases that result from what we eat. But first and foremost, let's start with you and your own health and weight. What most people want to know is very simple:

What do I need to do to stay healthy, lose weight, and reverse chronic disease?

That's exactly what this book will address—and it all starts with challenging what you believe to be true about fat. This book dispassionately reviews the evidence and uproots the conventional wisdom about fat—both the fat on our bodies and the fat we eat.


Eat Fat, Get Thin is divided into four parts. In Part I, I'll walk you through the fascinating (and at times unbelievable) story of how we in America got ourselves into this big, fat mess. You'll learn the truth about how dietary fat came to be unfairly and incorrectly demonized, and how and why it's finally being vindicated.

Part II is where I'll help you understand the often-confusing world of fats. What is a monounsaturated fat? Why are trans fats so bad? Doesn't saturated fat cause heart disease, as we've always been told? (And if not, what really does?) What's the story with cholesterol? Is it really the cause of heart disease? I'll help clear up some of our most common fallacies about vegetable oils, red meat, eggs, butter, nuts and seeds, and more. I'll also break down for you the specific reasons why eating fat is good for you. Most of all, I'll unpack the biggest myth of all when it comes to fat: that eating fat makes you fat.

Part III details the twenty-one-day Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan. This plan is a total reset for your body on every level. Food is the most powerful medicine there is, and by changing the way you fuel your body for twenty-one days, you're going to shut down your fat-storage hormone, reprogram your genes for weight loss and health, stop cravings in their tracks, and look and feel better than ever. You will shed unwanted pounds, alleviate or even eradicate health complaints, and reverse disease. Your skin will glow, your brain will feel sharp and clear, and you'll be filled with energy. You'll feel satisfied, happy, and—most of all—finally freed from your fear of fat!


Before I launch any program, I test it—not just on my patients, which I have done for decades (on more than 20,000 patients), but on people all over the country. I create a "beta program" for people to follow at home so that I can track the results and fine-tune the plan. We had more than 1,000 people do the Eat Fat, Get Thin beta program, and the results and stories were amazing. Throughout the book, you will get to read the testimonials of participants, not just about their weight loss but also about their radical health changes.

Here are the average results from the first group to go through the program:

  Weight loss: 7.1 pounds (some lost up to 46 pounds)

  Waist reduction: 1.9 inches (some lost up to 13 inches)

  Hip reduction: 1.7 inches (some lost up to 16 inches)

  Blood pressure reduction: systolic (top number) 9 points, diastolic (bottom number) 4.5 points

  Blood sugar reduction: 23 points

Before the program, 49 percent of participants reported they frequently had cravings; after the program that number dropped to only 1 percent! Before the program, a combined 89 percent reported they "frequently or sometimes" had cravings. After the program, 80 percent said they experienced cravings "rarely or never."

The program also simplified and clarified what people should eat so they didn't have to worry so much about their food choices. Before the program, 66 percent worried about meal planning because it was hard to make healthy choices. After the program, 75 percent rarely or never worried about their meal choices.

I also had people fill out the FLC Quiz (otherwise known as the Feel Like Crap Quiz, which measures the improvement of every aspect of their health and weight; you'll take this quiz yourself in Chapter 1). The results were astounding. The average score dropped from 68 to 21, or a 69 percent drop in all symptoms from all diseases. That is incredible. There is no drug on the planet that can create those results. Participants' digestion, energy, mood, joint pain, muscle aches, sinus problems and postnasal drip, allergies, skin, weight, mental health, sleep, sex drive, and more all dramatically improved. Why? Eat Fat, Get Thin is not really about weight loss. It's about providing the right information (food) for your body to create health. Then the symptoms and diseases—and weight—go away as a side effect. I never tell my patients to lose weight. I only tell them how to get healthy. When you get rid of the bad stuff and put in the good stuff, your body can heal and repair quickly. It doesn't take months or years. It takes days.

Let me share with you some of the results participants experienced on this program:

I have tried so many approaches to reclaim my health after decades of neglect resulting in heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and being diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. This program has truly saved my life and has empowered me to take charge of my destiny at the age of sixty… to live a life of an adventure athlete and climb mountains and hike the Continental Divide Trail… all lifelong dreams that would never happen without Dr. Hyman's wisdom and insights and his creation of the EFGT program.     —Randy Davis

For over 20 years (I am thirty-five) I have been in daily pain. Over the years, I've been treated for depression, anxiety, back pain, joint pain, arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal stenosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and PMS. I've been on a variety of medications. I've been in such physical/emotional pain that I have sat in the shower each morning, unable to stand, for over a decade. Since halfway into the EFGT program, I have stood in the shower every day. Although my sleep is still interrupted by a one-year-old, my sleep quantity and quality have improved. My joints feel remarkably better and I have more energy. Even at the end of the day, after the kids go to bed, I still have energy to do dishes or laundry.     —Tara Foti

I have tried many diets and nothing worked. With this plan I lost thirteen pounds eating satisfying meals and lost my cravings for the bad stuff. The most important thing for me is the way I feel eating this way. I now sleep better, have more energy, and feel amazing! My aches and pains are gone. No more ibuprofen in the morning to get moving and three glasses of wine in the evening to relax. Thank you, Dr. Hyman… you have truly changed my life!     —Jo Anne Matzuka

This opportunity came along at a time that I was nearly hopeless about ever being a normal weight again. I would go to bed at night exhausted from carrying an extra hundred pounds, and from being mentally worn out thinking about it. I lost thirteen pounds in three weeks, and now feel like I have the information and motivation I need to continue. I normally hesitate about going to the doctor, because my weight-related issues have been a problem for so long. However, I saw my doctor today, and I was actually excited to share with him the changes in my weight and my blood pressure. He was very supportive, and I actually feel like I'm partnering with him now. I'm hoping that the changes I make will be a testimony to my family and friends, and that I will have opportunities to share the principles I've learned with them.     —Deborah Stine

I've been a critical care nurse for 30 years now and have been on every diet known to man. I've had great success, but the results never lasted. This is the first life plan where the cravings that caused the relapses are gone. I have no desire to "cheat" or "stray." I can honestly say that this is worth continuing because of the peace and harmony my physical body feels. I know that sounds corny but I don't know how else to explain how even my moods are, how regular my body feels. Wish I had this plan in my twenties; I think I'd be a different person now in my fifties!     —Denise Pimintel

I was definitely in the nonbeliever camp upon starting. But then I started to see results almost immediately. The scale went down every day by some amount. The big question was how did this affect my lipid blood tests? I had a TIA [mini-stroke] a few years back and even with all the meds and my low-fat diet my numbers were not great. I tested after two weeks on the plan and found that all of my numbers were dramatically improved and my triglycerides were finally well into the normal range instead of high. I am a convert and intend to live my life with the principles of this plan incorporated into it!     —Cheryl Schoenstein

This program contains the whole package for well-being. It helped me achieve the sleep I've been deprived of for so long. It improved my self-esteem and confidence (from not being embarrassed at the grocery store checkout to feeling deserving of a restful night of sleep). As a person who worries a lot and feels anxiety often, it significantly lowered that stress level. Never have I been addicted to a diet, but this is one that I don't want to give up.     —Roxanne Ward

Besides losing eleven pounds, I am feeling less stress and calmer on the inside. I had heart palpitations, tingling in my hands and feet, and headaches before this program, but now feel great! I know sugar has taken a toll on my body and am glad to have broken that addiction!     —Cindy Victor

I feel great! My acid reflux is totally gone. My joints don't ache. I can move with fluidity and without any pain. My skin is smooth and well hydrated and I look younger because of that. I can bend down because my stomach is much smaller and softer. A world of difference from when I started. Before I started I felt like I was aging very fast and now I feel renewed, full of energy and young again. My brain fog has lifted and my mind is very sharp now. I feel like a new person, like someone who was given a new lease on life. Thank you, Dr. Mark Hyman, for showing me the way to better health and a better quality of life!     —Katalin Vasko

EFGT is an awesome program! I never imagined how big a difference I would see in a mere three weeks and how much better I feel. Yesterday I even passed up dessert easily and without regret! Thank you for giving me the tools to make the changes I needed in life and for my health!     —Pamela Barrett

While the Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan is based on very well-researched foundational principles, as we'll talk about in Part III, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss and health. This book will help you find the right long-term diet for you. The Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan is an initial reboot for your whole system. Then you will transition to a healthy eating plan for life that is best for you. In the quiz here, you can learn if you are carbohydrate intolerant and require very little carbs and more fat, or if you are more carbohydrate tolerant and can vary your diet a bit more after the twenty-one days. If your score is low, you may be able to include more carbohydrates, but if it is high, carbs will likely trigger more weight gain and other problems, so you can adjust accordingly.

Low-carb, higher-fat diets work for most people, but it is true that for some, that way of eating may not be optimal in the long term. Some may thrive on lots of saturated fats, but others may not have the same results. Big picture, this makes universal dietary recommendations a bit complicated. However, based on my research and hands-on experience with thousands of patients, I strongly believe everyone should try this way of eating for twenty-one days to see for themselves.

Finally, in Part IV, you'll find the specially designed, and delicious, Eat Fat, Get Thin recipes, which give you the optimal balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, along with simple cooking tips. You don't have to be a gourmet chef to be able to prepare fabulous, healthy meals for yourself and your family—it's easier than you think.

Welcome to your new world of eating and enjoying fats. In just twenty-one days, not only are we going to change how you think about fats—we're going to revolutionize how you eat and how you feel on every level.



The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

—Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895


The Demonization of Fat

Many of us have grown up in an era when we equated a low-fat diet with thinness and health. Doctors, nutritionists, scientists, the government, and the media have brainwashed us into believing that when you eat fat, it gets turned into fat in your body and, worse, it clogs your arteries. Except none of this is scientifically true. It is based on flawed science and ignores compelling evidence to the contrary. Our fear of fat has created a big, fat health mess.

It all started when—based on the seemingly sound advice of our government, our health care agencies, and the food industry—we cut out fat, which turns out to be the essential ingredient for health and weight loss. Then we replaced fat with sugar and carbs. In 1992, the government published its Food Guide Pyramid. At the base of the pyramid were carbs, and we were told to eat six to eleven servings of bread, rice, cereal, and pasta a day. At the tippy top of the pyramid were fats and oils, which we were told to use only sparingly. The food industry jumped on board with the low-fat craze and created everything from low-fat salad dressing to fat-free yogurt to low-fat desserts (remember SnackWell's cookies?). And since they were low in fat (which we equated with "healthy"), you could eat the whole box—which many of us did!

Like good citizens, we listened to what our government advised, and now the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour per year. Almost 20 percent of our daily calories come from sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, sports drinks, sweetened coffees and teas, and juice.1 These liquid sugar calories are far worse than solid sugar or other carb calories because they go straight into fat production and storage. They are biologically addictive, increasing your craving for more sugar.2 And since your body doesn't recognize these calories as food, you end up consuming more total calories than you would from solid food.3 Sugar-sweetened drinks also wreak havoc on our health. In a dramatic study in the journal Circulation, researchers attributed 184,000 deaths each year to the effects of drinking these sugary concoctions. These drinks have been proven to cause obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.4

We now know from the research that sugars and refined carbs are the true causes of obesity and heart disease—not fats, as we've been told. Carbs turn on the metabolic switch, causing a spike in the hormone insulin, and this leads to fat storage (especially dangerous belly fat). Sugar and carbs, not fat, as you'll see in the pages to come, are also the main causes of abnormal cholesterol. Sugar and refined carbs are the culprits behind type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and even dementia.5 As I have written about extensively in my books The Blood Sugar Solution and The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, the steep rise worldwide in type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes directly resulted from the glut of refined carbs and sugar in our diet.


When it comes to fat, we have a semantics problem. In other languages, the word for the fat we eat is different from the word for the unwanted stuff clinging to our midsections. And even within the world of fat we eat, there are many different kinds, some good and some bad. We don't have that confusion with sugar. Sugar is sugar is sugar. All forms of sugar (with small and relatively insignificant differences) have the same negative effects on your body. It doesn't matter if it is table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, honey, or any of the other 257 names for sugar. It's all sugar.

But fat is not fat is not fat. There are saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans fats, and even within each, there are different types. Saturated fats come in many flavors, as do polyunsaturated fats (I will explain in more detail soon). Bottom line: Not all fats are to be vilified, and eating liberal amounts of the right ones will not make you fat. In fact, the right ones are key to health and weight loss!

Our views on fat, thankfully, are shifting. Over the last five years, the scientific evidence has been mounting that high-fat diets outperform low-fat diets for weight loss and for reversing every single indicator of heart disease risk, including abnormal cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, inflammation, and more.6 In fact, the evidence has found no link between dietary fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol and heart disease.7

Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard, one of the top diabetes centers in the world, was named after Dr. Elliott P. Joslin. In the 1920s he recommended a diet of 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrates to treat diabetes. After fat became demonized in the 1950s and 1960s, a low-fat, high-carb diet (55 percent to 60 percent carbs) was recommended by the scientists and doctors of the day. For decades, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) promoted this diet as the diabetes epidemic worsened year after year. Now researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center are once again recommending diets of up to 70 percent fat for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.8

As one example of how effective a high-fat diet can be, the head of the ADA in the Los Angeles region, Allison Hickey, had type 2 diabetes for 11 years. She followed the ADA advice, exercised, and was on injections and pills. Yet her diabetes was poorly controlled. After going on the diet I recommended of over 50 percent fat and slashing her carbohydrate intake, she got off her injections and most medications, and her blood sugar returned to normal. Her digestive problems and brain fog also disappeared.

Unfortunately, not everyone is getting the message about the importance of fat, and we still have a ways to go. The ADA is still pushing old and dangerous advice. It now recommends avoiding refined carbs but still pushes the low-fat message, even though studies have found that those who eat fatty nuts have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes,9 and those who add a liter of olive oil a week and consume nuts on a daily basis have a significantly lower risk of heart attacks and death.10

For years, scientists pulled out their hair trying to understand the so-called French paradox. Why could the French eat so much butter and fat and be so thin and have lower rates of heart disease? They should have been paying attention to what I call the American paradox: how could Americans eat less and less fat and yet get fatter and fatter? How did they not wonder why Americans were eating less fat and yet getting more and more heart disease? Our paradigm was so entrenched we couldn't see it. The psychiatrist R. D. Laing said, "Scientists can see the way they see with their way of seeing."11

I am at the intersection of scientific research and clinical practice. My life's work has been dedicated to finding answers to my patients' problems and keeping them healthy for life. I wrote this book to clear up the confusion and give you the skinny on fat in our diet and fat in our bodies, and to outline a plan to help you figure out exactly what to eat to lose weight, reverse disease, and get vibrantly healthy.

In Eat Fat, Get Thin, I will take you on a guided tour of fat—both the fat we eat and the biology of it in our bodies—and show you how the fat you eat actually does not make you fat. Eating more of the right fats helps you lose weight and prevent dementia, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, all while giving you the added side benefits of improved mood, skin, hair, and nails. Sounds crazy, for sure. For decades, I believed fat was to be avoided at all costs, too, until I dug into the evolving research. Based on what I discovered, I changed how I practiced medicine and saw with my own eyes the dramatic results in my patients' lab tests, bodies, and health. One patient, for example, increased the fat in his diet to about 50 percent of his overall food intake, and his cholesterol dropped 100 points. His triglycerides dropped 300 points in just 10 days, and his chronic asthma and reflux went away, while his energy soared.

I have uncovered some surprising facts in researching this book and testing and treating more than 20,000 patients over 30 years. I have documented my findings with many references throughout this book, so you can confirm them yourself if you find them hard to believe:

  Dietary fat speeds up your metabolism, reduces your hunger, and stimulates fat burning.12

  Dietary fat helps you reduce your overall calorie intake, not increase it.13


  • "Dr. Mark Hyman has helped thousands of people lose weight and lead happier, more energetic lives. His powerful insights on the dynamics of dietary fat will change the way you think about everyday eating, and show you how easy it is to enjoy a healthier, more satisfying diet."—Toby Cosgrove, CEO of Cleveland Clinic
  • "A great read that helps make sense of all the conflicting information we've come to believe about including fat in our diets. Dr. Hyman shows, yet again, the powerful role nutrition plays in all of our lives."
    Maria Shriver
  • "Eat Fat, Get Thin cuts through the big fat lies we've all been fed about dietary fat-including us doctors. Sharing his own experience and that of his many patients, Dr. Hyman lays out a dietary plan that is satisfying, delicious, sustainable, and healthy. Finally we can all kick that low- fat muffin to the curb. And get our slim, healthy bodies back!"—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
  • "Dr. Hyman hammers home that fats should be the foundation of our diet, an easy step given the power of the research he presents and his delicious recipes."—Mehmet Oz, MD
  • "Eat Fat Get Thin deftly reveals how our long-held beliefs about dietary fat are fundamentally flawed and based on misinformation. And beyond the in-depth scientific validation, Dr. Hyman's empowering narrative provides an action plan enabling everyone the opportunity to recapture health and finally attain a healthy body weight."—David Perlmutter, MD, author of Brain Maker and Grain Brain
  • "For forty years, we've been told, 'if you don't want fat on your body, don't put fat into your body.' So we cut back on fat from our diet only to become heavier than ever before. Mark Hyman cuts through the confusion, offering a practical (and delicious) way to lose weight for good. I recommend Eat Fat, Get Thin enthusiastically."
    David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School, and author of Always Hungry?
  • "Dr. Mark Hyman has provided an elegant insight into the confusing world of fat. Adding the right type of fat can be a powerful addition to any diet. More importantly, he provides the clinical markers you need to reach to be truly well regardless of your diet. While there is no one ideal diet for everyone, titrating your diet using his basic principles and by adjusting the fat content until you reach his markers of wellness makes this a must-read book for everyone concerned about their future health."
    Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone
  • "Sixty percent of the solid weight of your brain is fat. If someone calls you a fat head say thank you! Eat Fat, Get Thin is a smart, well-researched, delicious roadmap to help you get and stay healthy, reverse illness, and optimize your brain. I highly recommend it."—Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
  • "Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the most important voices in the world of medicine, health, and nutrition. And his new book--Eat Fat, Get Thin--is exactly why. Armed with clear up-to-date research and years of clinical success, Dr. Hyman explodes the outdated concept of the evils of dietary fat, and explains in an easy-to-understand fashion how the right fats for your body are indeed the right fats for your ideal weight. And he gives you the program to put it all to great use. It's time to do a big course correction in how we understand the fat in our food, and the fat on our bodies. Mission accomplished! Eat Fat, Get Thin may be the most important and effective diet book of the decade. This is way more than a book about losing weight. It's all about being the healthiest and most well nourished version of you. I couldn't recommend this book more highly."—Marc David, founder of Institute for the Psychology of Eating and author of The Slow Down Diet and Nourishing Wisdom
  • "Mark Hyman is a food revolution superstar. Here he makes a clear and powerful case that for most people, low-fat isn't the answer, but high-quality fats is. I have no doubt that the vast majority of people will be far healthier for following his advice."
    John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and co-founder of The Food Revolution Network
  • "Putting another nail into the dietary-fat-is-bad dogma, Dr. Mark Hyman's Eat Fat, Get Thin shows how this unfairly maligned, often-misunderstood macronutrient can help you become lean, healthy, and full of energy. Don't miss this groundbreaking book!"—JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, author of The Virgin Diet and The Sugar Impact Diet
  • "Oftentimes the best way to get the dramatic results we most crave in our lives is to bust through the myths, confusion, and misperceptions that are part of our popular culture. In Eat Fat, Get Thin, Dr. Mark Hyman does exactly that. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, listen to this leading voice and follow his simple, yet revolutionary plan to lose weight, regain your energy and clarity and feel great."
    Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution
  • "In Eat Fat, Get Thin, Dr. Hyman explains how we got into our current dietary disaster zone, and delivers his own potent and practical prescription that can make a world of difference. For many people, this book could be a life-saver."—Ocean Robbins, CEO, The Food Revolution Network
  • "Eat Fat, Get Thin is an amazing guide for anyone wanting to answer the question: 'What should I eat for optimal weight and health?' Dr. Hyman has done a superb job of sorting through the confusing science around fat, making this an excellent resource for everyone, including doctors wanting to explain to their patients why our recommendations have changed. The recipes are simple, delicious, and even my picky kids love them. This book is part of what I 'prescribe' to my patients every day."
    Carrie A. Diulus, MD, Medical Director and Spine Surgeon, Crystal Clinic Spine Wellness Center

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About the Author

Mark Hyman, MD, is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. He is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers including Eat Fat, Get ThinThe Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, The Blood Sugar Solution,  UltrametabolismThe Ultramind Solution, The Ultrasimple Diet, and coauthor of The Daniel Plan and Ultraprevention.

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