Bring Back The Fat!
30 April 2016
Most of us have struggled with our weight at some point in our lives, whether it be losing it, or keeping it off. Christine Cronau, nutritionist and author of the new book, Bring Back The Fat, believes our culture of dieting and ironically, our problems with obesity and weight stem from the very same place – the vilification of fat.
Cronau, who was a long term sufferer of numerous health conditions including IBS, thyroid issues and weight gain, was sick of being sick and thus began her very own quest to discover the truth about food and fat. Reflecting on her own upbringing on a conventionally ‘healthy’ diet (low in fat and high in whole grains), Cronau realised that perhaps it was the very advice from the Australian dietary guidelines that were contributing to her ill health. After researching the work of Dr Weston Price, amongst many others, Christine began to adopt the philosophies of a low carbohydrate, high fat (LCHF) diet. For more than a decade now, Cronau has enjoyed the extraordinary benefits of eating like that of our ancestors. Not only that, she hasn’t had to think about her weight or how much she eats; without being deprived and hungry, without counting calories or points, and without dieting.
Bring Back The Fat is an easy-to-understand guidebook that addresses the art and science behind low carbohydrate eating, “Combining the science with my own personal journey, I have also incorporated the stories of other lives that have been transformed by this lifestyle. It’s about challenging conventional nutritional advice so everyone has the option of making informed dietary choices,” says Cronau.
Cronau uses scientific research to challenge conventional dietary advice, demonstrates the health benefits of a low carbohydrate, high fat diet, and goes on to explain how good health is the key to sustainable weight loss.
With forewords from Professor Tim Noakes, medical doctor and scientist, and world renowned Cardiologist, Dr Aseem Malhotra, Cronau explains the LCHF diet and the science behind its success. Cronau also establishes striking links between the current low-fat era and the epidemic of obesity in Australia.
“Fat is nourishing; fat is filling. When we eat fat, we produce Cholecystokinin (CCK), which is our fullness hormone. When we remove fat from the diet, we never feel full. Not only that, the extra sugar used in low-fat products triggers hunger.”
Cronau suggests that instead of loading up on carbs, “Our ancestors got most of their daily calories from protein and fat. They had no access to sugar, only the occasional sweet things, such as berries that they could forage.”