Synopses & Reviews
grew out of The T-Factor Diet, the first popular diet book to show that fat was (and is) the major culprit in the American diet. All calories, Dr. Martin Katahn told us, are not created equal: his metabolic studies showed that the fat we consume in our food, as opposed to the carbohydrate and protein, is converted most efficiently to body fat and may lead to such conditions as cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. tells you everything you need to know to cut the hidden fat out of your food. It also provides a brief overview of vital diet and exercise principles, and target levels of fat consumption for men and women at varying body weights. Once you understand the role of dietary fat, you are liberated forever from the need to cut calories or even restrict your overall intake of food. Spend a few minutes a day checking the fat levels in various foods and making sensible choices, and you are well on your way to a longer, happier, and healthier life.
This is the book that made publishing history and started a revolution in the way Americans think about what they eat. Now, for the first time, it is available in a trade edition, with larger, more readable type.
In this newly revised edition of the New York Timesbestseller, Jamie Pope and Martin Katahn offer an informative, practical guide to low-fat eating that will help you lose weight while lowering your risk of disease. With listings of more than 2,000 foods, you'll find all the valuable information you need to make informed decisions about your diet. In this edition, the authors have updated listings, including total fat, saturated fat, calories, fiber, and sodium in the foods you eat each day; and they have, for the first time, listed grams of carbohydrates for each food. With up-to-date information on disease-fighting phytochemicals, the best sources of essential vitamins and minerals, and cholesterol content for many foods, this is an invaluable guide for anyone concerned with optimizing their food choices, achieving a healthy body weight, and preventing disease.
About the Author
Martin Katahnis professor of psychology emeritus at Vanderbilt University. His #1 best-selling books include The Rotation Diet, The T-Factor Diet, and The Low-Fat Supermarket Shopper's Guide(with Jamie Pope). He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.Jamie Pope,a registered dietitian, teaches nutrition at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.