tell you right up front, I don't know Nate...never
met him or talked to him. He's not "my buddy,"
so to speak... ;)
having read through every page of his book and taken
the time to really "digest" the info in
it, I have TREMENDOUS respect for him and
the job he's done with this book.
his approach makes perfect sense to me, given
what I've learned over the many years of reading
I've done and experimenting on myself with eating
IS a book I wish I would've written myself...had
I had any interest in actually writing a nutrition
book, that is!
I like about Nates's approach to nutrition is that
it's completely non-dogmatic...which is a fancy
way of saying he doesn't blindly follow traditions
because "that's the way it's always been done."
He looks at nutrition with a completely objective
eye and lets the data dictate how nutrition should
be done, NOT custom or tradition.
approach is downright refreshing because what you're
left with are just the facts...facts based on RESEARCH
and practical experience, not on shady science or
emotion-based eating patterns.
"That's great...so what will this book DO
for me?" you're probably asking right now.
first, it's going to help you lose fat very quickly.
With his approach, this is pretty much a guarantee.
You'd have to really screw things up to NOT lose
fat on his plan.
it's a much more "socially-accessible"
eating pattern. It's going to allow you to eat based
on the way most people naturally seem to WANT to
eat (i.e. more in the evening as you relax and wind
down and less during the day when you're more active
and don't want a "food coma" to knock
you out). The upside of this pattern is that you
can eat more freely in social situations without
paying a heavy price on your fat loss results.
familiar with the term Intermittent Fasting, you'll
have a head start on what he talks about in the
to be clear, this doesn't mean you can starve yourself
all day and eat whatever you want at night.
That's NOT what Nate is going for here. The basis
of his nutritional program is high-quality, NATURAL
food...stuff that your great-grandmother would recognize
as food (a good example is fruit leather...our ancestors
would probably try and fix their shoes with it...Nate
says eat REAL fruit instead).
I also like about this book is how he encourages
you to try different versions of his overall approach
out for yourself...you're not just following a set
of meal plans and hoping that they fit you. He gives
you the tools you need to judge what to eat and
WHEN to eat it, based on his years of research and
experience with clients.
brings me to the next point...troubleshooting.
is going to go smoothly all the time...and learning
how to fix things when they go wrong (or when you're
not getting the results you want) can make the difference
between success and failure. Nate covers this in
detail, going into stories about past clients that
he's helped overcome specific hurdles in their fat
loss. It's excellent info and definitely worth reading...you'll
know that you're not alone when you run into problems
and they're FIXABLE.
the main thing that could be improved about this
book would be training...I always find specific
training that tailored to the types of nutrients
you're eating to be incredibly powerful for fat
chose to focus just on the nutrition end of things
with this book, and I can respect that. His overall
nutritional approach is going to work with just
about any training program...he even gives
tips on how to adjust it for building mass (while
staying lean), even though the main focus is fat
you can plug his nutritional advice right into whatever
program you're working with right now and see increased
The Bottom Line:
Your Fat Away" is a VERY good nutrition
book...one of the best I've seen in terms of how
research-based it is. And there are no sacred cows
here...even the popular "four hour window of
opportunity" (for post-workout feedings) is
shredded with research and thrown to the wind (the
window is actually a LOT longer than you think!).
me, nutrition should be something that is SIMPLIFIED
by a diet book, not made complicated. And that's
exactly what Nate has done with "Feast
Your Fat Away."
boiled down the research and the unique concepts
into easy-to-follow, ACTIONABLE advice that will
help you transform your body without feeling totally
deprived or being a social outcast.
is my definition of a great nutrition book.
one gets top marks from me...it's an approach I
HAVE used and would absolutely recommend.
how Feast Your Fat Away can help you drop fat without
sacrificing your enjoyment of food...