Smart Fat

Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.

by Steven Masley M.D., Jonny Bowden PhD

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Smart Fat

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Smart Fat

Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.

by Steven Masley M.D., Jonny Bowden PhD

On Sale: 01/19/2016


About the Book

The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat—the smart kind—is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss.

For years experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we’ve deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits—and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight.

Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat.

In Smart Fat, they explain the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control, and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. The solution for slimming down—and keeping the pounds off for life—is to “smart-fat” your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor.

It’s time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat—and everything you eat—and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.

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Critical Praise

Smart Fat provides eloquent foundation for the critical health supportive attributes of fat in the human diet. This wonderful book paves the way to welcome this critical nutrient back to the table, opening the door for health and disease resistance.” - David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, board certified neurologist and New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker

Smart Fat is a groundbreaking book that’s going to create a seismic shift in how we look at fat AND why we need much more of it in our diet. A must-read!” - JJ Virgin, New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Impact Diet

“Smart Fat comes to us at a critical time. It is easy to read, easy to implement and will definitely help your brain work better, so you can too.” - Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder of Amen Clinics, and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

“Smart Fat perfectly illustrates what I tell my clients and readers: It’s not about calories, it’s about eating foods that are hormonally helpful. It’s not about eating less or more, it’s about eating smarter. This is a smart book by two of the smartest experts in the field.” - Sara Gottfried, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Reset Diet and The Hormone Cure

Smart Fat is written brilliantly, filled to the brim with the research necessary to back up the authors’ claims and is destined to become a nutritional classic.” - Leanne Ely, CNC, New York Times bestselling author and the founder of

Smart Fat spells out a simple new understanding of which fats can improve your health and which will set you back. By learning which fats are good... bad... and neutral, you can easily shed unwanted weight and cut the risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases.” - Alan Christianson, NMD, New York Times bestselling author of the Adrenal Reset Diet and founder of Integrative Health

“Do you want gorgeous skin, glowing health, balanced hormones, a slim body, and amazing energy? Then stop listening to out-of-date doctors who tell you to shun fat, and start reading SMART FAT.” - Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, NMD, author of Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet and creator of; featured in the public television special, 21 Days to a Younger, Slimmer You

“Dr. Masley and Dr. Bowden have mastered getting out the information in a simple comprehensive way which is guaranteed to make changes for the better for your health. Wonderful ideas and great menus.” - Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, founder of, author of The Core Balance Diet, Is It Me or My Adrenals, and Is It Me or My Hormones

“VERDICT: A sensible reconsideration of healthy eating.” - Library Journal

“Drs. Masley and Bowden have outlined a strategic plan in Smart Fat and offer the reader many creative options to dismantle insulin resistance, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.” - Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.N., cardiologist and coauthor of Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth

“Finally, a book that helps eliminate our irrational fear of fat! Steven Masley and Jonny Bowden break through one of our most ingrained beliefs about food. They skillfully replace fear with fiercely smart strategies for nourishing your body, brain, and overall health.” - Dr. Susan Albers, pyschologist and New York Times bestselling author of EatQ, Eating mindfully, and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food

“A 29-day menu, meal-by-meal advice and “diet” recipes that sound like no diet you’ve ever been on–beef stew, anyone?–round out this informative and useful volume.” - BookPage


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062392299
  • ISBN 10: 0062392298
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 01/19/2016
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:33.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Diets
  • BISAC2 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Nutrition
  • BISAC3 : HEALTH & FITNESS / Healthy Living

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