Big Fat Surprise book giveaway


I have three brand new copies of Nina Teicholz’s new best seller “Big Fat Surprise” sitting on my office desk.   Thanks Nina for giving them to me.  She’s done a great job, in the Gary Taubes “Good calories, bad calories” genre.  Its really readable and a great reference for the future.  This is really really well researched, and is cutting edge science and politics in a lay reader form.

Here’s the deal for my New Zealand and Aussie readers.

I will give you a copy – mailed direct to you for free.  All you have to do is be in the first three people to send me a decently written “success story” you have enjoyed on LCHF and be happy that I work with you and publish it on my blog in the next month or tow. Email me at

There was a nice little piece in NZ magazine “The Listener” last week – the cover story no less looking at Nina’s book and some of our views on the matter – see here “The Fats of Life” – unfortunately its still behind a paywall folks, might be fee in a week or two?

Here’s the publisher’s summary

In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health.

For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?

In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma.

With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.






5 Comments on “Big Fat Surprise book giveaway

  1. I would love a copy – but am new to LCHF. So no success story here (yet). 🙂

  2. Hope I’m not too late!

    In ?March 2014 I attended a seminar about LCHF and came away determined to try this, the latest of my diets which I have tried in order to gain health and lose some weight.

    Since having multiple mini-strokes in 2000, I have been battling to regain a healthy body and mind, but no matter which diet or life-style I chose, nothing seemed to work.

    Then, as if to knock me back again, I developed Hypothyroidism and lost my energy, sleeping both day and night as my body seemed to shut down and what I had left of my energy seeped out of my body. I researched on the net and presented various options to my doctor, who reluctantly changed me to Natural thyroid capsules, from the synthetics offered by most of the medical profession. These helped raise my energy levels somewhat, but I was not satisfied. I knew there was more to discover .My doctor became tired of my refusal to ‘accept my condition’. So, after a change of doctor, I was eventually diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease, which is an auto-immune disease in which my antibodies attack the proteins in my thyroid gland, eventually they will destroy it. With this diagnosis, he began a regime of high doses of vitamins and minerals.

    All this time, though, my weight was creeping upward, ever upward. I had almost resigned myself to being a dumpy old lady of 70-odd years, with no control over my weight, no matter which diet I tried. And I tried many – vegetarianism, fasting, Dash diet, 5 and 2 diet, low carb and low fat etc. Nothing helped and I felt worse, continuing to add weight.So, I began LCHF and my blood pressure lowered, and I dropped an initial, 8lbs (3 +kilos). Slowly my energy has increased, so now I can last all day with my grandchildren without having to head for the couch or bed. The joy of being able to be an active Nana once again, with my beloved mokopuna, is worth every day of struggle.

    I have been warned by my peers and many doctors that this diet, will bring back my old heart problems, that I will put more weight on, that dire consequences will happen. Still I carried on and 4 months later, I have lost a little more weight – BUT, I have dropped from a size 16 to a 12. I love getting into new jeans and tighter clothing that enhances my new curves, without any rolls showing. (Yes, we oldies still have it!) My heart is just fine, thank you, and my Hashimoto’s is controlled, more than I could have hoped.

    I wish I had found out about this diet and life-style a few decades ago, my health would have been so much better. But, I am glad to know about it now, so I can enjoy this last episode of my life – and I am! I have joy and much more energy. I love cooking my fresh foods and love the butter on my vegetables, the cream I virtually drink, and have fallen in love with coconut oil, which I add to my tea in the morning and my creamed-coffee anytime. This is an excellent diet of good food which is easy to keep to – I don’t ever feel hungry, as I did on many other diets. I am healthy, happy and feel good. My friends have commented that I am getting younger, not older! My previously befuddled brain, has become clearer and my atrocious memory has improved. And I feel so much better! LCHF has been and continues to be a powerful tool in my health cabinet.. Now to convince others.


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