What the Fat book


Today’s the day we have something to show for months and months of hard work

Over the past several months myself, Whole food dietician Dr Caryn Zinn and Michelin-trained chef Craig Rodger have been putting together a complete “how to” guide for Low Carb Healthy Fat Eating.

The book is called “What The Fat:  Fat’s IN Sugar’s OUT“.

It’s a beautiful full colour coffee table book, with the complete how to, recipes, and the science translated into easy to understand form.

We’ve completed the full version, and its now off to be printed – due for a May release.

A e-version without all the recipes, but still a full how to guide will also be available soon.  We will take pre-orders for the first print run in the next week or two.

In the meantime we have a free 5 page guide “The Skinny on LCHF”. Its a great “getting started” guide for those new to LCHF, or wanting to share the LCHF way with friends and family. As well, it outlines our “10 rules” for LCHF living”.

The Skinny guide is available on the book sitewww.whatthefatbook.com

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in this exciting project.  Effectively communicating what LCHF is and how to do it well for the long term is something we are very committed to.  Please share our “skinny” guide and this post and help spread the good word!

Grant, Caryn, Craig

Author: Prof. Grant Schofield

I am Grant Schofield, Professor of Public Health at Auckland University of Technology and director of the university's Human Potential Centre (HPC) located at the Millennium Campus in Auckland, New Zealand. My research and teaching interests are in wellbeing and chronic disease prevention especially reducing the risk and eventual mortality and morbidity from obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I live by the motto "be the best you can be" and have a strong commitment to peak performance in which I also do consulting work. I’ve been interested in human health and performance for my whole career. I started in psychology, went into sport and exercise psychology, then into public health, especially physical activity, then obesity. There have been some twists and turns along the way, which are the reasons for why I do what I do – you can read about those in my first blog entry. I want to know how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, pubic health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and wellbeing. In my blog, I cover these topics under the broad heading of the Science of Human Potential.

25 thoughts on “What the Fat book”

  1. Hi Grant

    As a family, including 2 pre-teen and 1 mid teenage daughters – we have recently started following a LCHF life style after a number of months of talking and reading everything we can find, really appreciative of all the material and links you post on your blogs.

    Finding new and interesting foods to prepare and cook is half the fun and the girls have gotten involved in this also which is great. One area that we are not having much luck in is foods to take tramping with us as previously this would be heavily carb based our current diet now consisting of lots of whole foods, fats and eggs which are not so easily carted and prepared on multi day trips.

    Any suggestions or suitable links would be much appreciated.


  2. Hi Grant, Love this and the name change to healthy Fats, the other has always been a sticking point with people, brilliant work you are all doing there,Have followed you for a long time now and believe that change is upon us and slowly turning back over, but still a work in progress.
    Good to see you able to do work with athletes such as Michael Poole and his father whom I know, these are the ones who will also spread the word through their results in the sporting arena.
    Keep it up

  3. Fabulous… a big thank you, because you have saved me from living the rest of my life as an obese person.. you and all your team are just the best!

  4. Hi Grant

    Just wanted to say congratulations to all 3 of you and bring on the the food revolution! Can’t wait for the book. I’ve been LCHF for almost 12 months and it’s been a lot of trial and error. Best wishes to you all and thanks for the Blog.


  5. Congratulations Grant,

    Two years ago I was obese, with a body weight of 94Kg. I have lived by LCHF for the last 18 months and the results are amazing: today my body weight was 73Kg and my body fat is 8-9%.

    Thank you for helping other people with your site and now with this book. Keep up the good work.

    Best regards,

  6. Hi Grant when will the book be available to purchase? And where do I get a copy? I’ve been following LCHF for 3 months now and have lost 12kg of post baby weight that I’d been unable to shift with intense exercise and calorie counting. I’m basically at my goal weight yay!

  7. I want to buy a copy of this book, however can’t seem to find the preloaded page, could you suggest a link please?

  8. Hey Grant. You came and done a presentation recently. I’m just wondering what the website is to discovering the 5 things about you. Something to do with VIA?

  9. I have just received What the Fat? It looks very interesting and I decided to cook the low carb bread. There is something of a discrepancy between the weight of each ingredient and the spoon and cup measurements. For example 4 tablespoons of psyllium husk powder weighs only 16 grams not 60 grams, baking powder weighed 7 grams not 10 and 1 1/2 cups of almond flour weighed 170 grams not 150 grams. Salt is the only accurate measurement of 5 grams per teaspoon. I am a very experienced cook and I would really like to know what measurements I should actually use. Each of these ingredients have a completely different density. 60 g psyllium husk powder or 16 grams. Bread is in the oven now with the weight measurements…

  10. Yes I found the measurements for the bread abit confusing also Love your book have it sitting on a nice book stand in my kitchen. Jackie

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