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A Fat Lot of Good

How to outsmart bad health advice and make simple changes for long-lasting energy, weight loss and wellbeing.





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How to outsmart bad health advice and make simple changes for long-lasting energy, weight loss and wellbeing.

Like most doctors, Peter Brukner was trained to believe that drugs and surgery are the answers to all medical problems - including the epidemics of obesity, diabetes and other 'modern illnesses' that are threatening our healthcare system and the life expectancy of future generations. For years he was dismissive of any 'alternative' diets or lifestyle changes.

But that all changed when, facing the double threat of obesity and diabetes himself, his research led to a shocking realisation that overturned a lot of the medical 'truth' he'd taken for granted- our dietary guidelines and food pyramid have no scientific basis. So he switched to a low-carb, healthy fat lifestyle - and dropped 13 kilos, lowered his insulin levels and drastically improved his liver function in just three months.

In A Fat Lot of Good Dr Brukner busts the dietary myths we've been living by for decades and gives you all the information you need, in as simple a way as possible, to live a longer, healthier and - most importantly - more enjoyable life.

A Fat Lot of Good features

  • The real reasons why we're all getting fatter and less healthy
  • The lowdown on carbs, fats and proteins- what they do, which we actually need and how much
  • What you need to know about insulin, inflammation and the gut microbiome
  • Dr Brukner's Five Golden Rules for a healthy lifestyle
  • Tips on reading food labels, making smart choices when eating out and buying real food on a budget
  • Advice on how to get the right levels of exercise, sleep and sun to boost your health
  • A selection of simple low-carb, healthy fat recipes to get you started

Packed full of the latest research and countless practical tips, A Fat Lot of Good is the complete toolkit for building the healthy lifestyle that's right for you.

All author proceeds donated to SugarByHalf.

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What our readers are saying

This is a book full of serious info to help you on the road to better health. The diet advice and recipes are great and has helped turn my health around. Interesting info that challenges the misinformation that has been around for decades. Highly recommend this book.

Stephen Boakes

Provides a good balanced perspective of food, diet and exercise. A different view is presented to the many food books that seem to provide the same concepts. The book is easy to read and is informative.

Frank Tait

How our health messages on diet's have impacted on our health, and have contributed to the current obesity crisis. Fat is not the enemy, sugar is and how it is everywhere. Easy read for everyone.

Sandy Mackintosh

About Dr Peter Brukner OAM

Dr Peter Brukner is a world-renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher, with a passion for nutrition. He is a former president of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, co-author of Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine, team doctor to various professional sports teams and a Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University.

Peter believes that most of what we have been told about what to eat over the last 40 years has resulted in epidemics of obesity and chronic diseases. He's the author of A Fat Lot of Good, founder and Chair of SugarByHalf and founder of Defeat Diabetes - the doctor-led program to help send type 2 diabetes into remission.

Dr Peter Brukner OAM

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