Mohrbooks Literary Agency
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Atria (2016-12)
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Fitness & diet


by Gedgaudas, Nora

Author of the popular Primal Body, Primal Mind, and widely recognized Paleo expert and nutritionist, Nora Gedgaudas presents a revolutionary, scientific, accessible high-fat diet for maintaining health, losing weight, and reversing some chronic diseases.

Popular nutritionist Nora Gedgaudas returns with advice that may sound counterintuitive: Eat fat to burn fat. In her new book, Primal Fat Burner, she explains the benefits and science behind a ketogenic (or fat-burning) diet, which switches your metabolism from a dependence on sugar to running on healthy fats. As Gedgaudas reveals, numerous studies in recent years refute the long-promoted anti-saturated fat and anti-cholesterol agenda. Now, Gedgaudas explains the science that fat isn't a “no-no” but rather a “yes-yes”—if you know the right kinds of fats to eat. In her accessible, enjoyable style, she also lays out a practical meal plan with recipes. When you follow a ketogenic diet, you consume fewer calories overall!

Author of the bestselling Grain Brain, Dr. David Perlmutter writes in his foreword that Primal Fat Burner is, “Wonderfully actionable, compassionately taking the reader from ‘why’ to ‘how.’” On this diet, you efficiently and effectively metabolize fat (ketones and free fatty acids) as your primary source of fuel, rather than glucose from carbs, starches, and sugars. Because fat is so satisfying, you naturally wind up eating less—without feelings of hunger or deprivation. And natural dietary fat is ultimately key to optimum health and longevity.

Gedgaudas communicates a real appreciation for and understanding of the central role that dietary fat plays in your body and brain, and explains how you can eat to feel better, look better, think clearer, and live longer.

Nora Gedgaudas, a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet,” is a highly successful experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator. Her popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes, along with numerous free articles and a location on the homepage. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. She is the author of Primal Body, Primal Mind.

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“This [adopting a fat-based, ketogenic diet] is the single most important health intervention we can make as doctors... And as nations." — Timothy Noakes, M.D., Emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Quote: Timothy Noakes, M.D., Emeritus professor

Australia / UK: : Allen & Unwin

Quote: Atria

With able, funny writing; dozens of recipes; digressive but interesting boxed sections within chapters; and a note to readers to seek ultimate advice from their doctors, Gedgaudas lays out a plan for adopting a ketogenic diet for improved health and wellness.

Review: Booklist

Ready to live long, lustily, wisely and well? Then it's time to let Nora Gedgaudas teach you the "fats of life."

Quote: Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, The Naughty Nutritionist (R)

This is a unique and profound contribution to the field.

Quote: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise

Nora Gedgaudas makes the unique case for the central role of fat and outlines a way of eating to dramatically improve health. Ketogenic eating plans are an important tool to address the growing epidemic of autoimmune disease.

Quote: Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol

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