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3 Clean Eating Books for Weight Loss

High-fat, low-carb diets are back in the nutritional spotlight. Three new reads by top doctors bring this path to weight loss 
to the forefront.

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1. Eat Fat, Get Thin

Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health
Turning everything you thought you knew about weight loss on its head, Mark Hyman, MD, unveils his 21-day “Eat Fat, Get Thin” plan while debunking the myths surrounding dietary fat and cholesterol. Hyman, the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, explains how eating a diet rich in beneficial fats like avocado, eggs and coconut oil can help you lose weight and fight disease. Eat Fat, Get Thin outlines the foods you should be eating and why, and incorporates them into simple recipes complete with shopping lists to help you jump-start your plan. More than just a short-term approach, Hyman’s method is designed to keep the weight off for good and provides tips for maintaining a slimmer you after the 21 days are up. By Mark Hyman, MD ($28, Little, Brown and Company)

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2. Smart Fat

Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now.
In this groundbreaking book, authors Steven Masley, MD, and Clean Eating’s resident nutrition expert, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, break down the misconceptions about dietary fat and point instead to the right “smart” fats you should be consuming for lasting weight loss, overall health and disease prevention. In Smart Fat, Masley and Bowden highlight the beneficial properties behind healthy fat, including how it can control and influence your hormones and increase energy. Complete with a 30-day meal plan, this book contains more than 50 slimming recipes containing smart fats, high-fiber foods and protein. Compared to other plans, the smart-fat diet isn’t as restrictive, so you’ll find lots of satiating and flavorful recipes that won’t leave you feeling deprived. By Steven Masley, MD, and Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS ($27, HarperOne)

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3. Always Hungry?

Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lose Weight Permanently
It’s time to leave fad diets behind – there’s an easier path to weight loss, and it doesn’t involve counting calories or cutting out fats. In Always Hungry?, David Ludwig, MD, presents a new roadmap to weight loss that incorporates more healthful fats. The researcher, endocrinologist and Harvard professor expounds the latest clinical evidence by bringing to the table a proven fact about weight loss: Your body weight is controlled by your biology. That means the low-fat, ultra-limiting diets of yesterday may result in short-term weight loss, but the weight almost always comes back after you stop dieting. Instead, by working with your body’s biological processes and eating the right types of foods in conjunction with lifestyle changes, fat cells can be “reprogrammed.” These dietary changes, which include consuming more fat, shift our metabolism into weight-loss mode, and who doesn’t want that? Meal plans and recipes are provided, so you can can hit the ground running and reboot your health and body just the way nature intended. By David Ludwig, MD, PhD ($34, Grand Central Publishing)

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