Be aware: this is only the goal of this diet, not necessarily its outcome. Results vary from person to person. Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any other) diet.
The Dutch book ‘Lichter’ (Lighter) was written by William Cortvriendt (a physician). The diet/book is Dutch and revolves around eating more fat and less sweets. An important proposition of the book is that eating less and moving more does not help to lose weight.
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According to William, eating fat is not a problem. The advice is not to choose skinny or half-fat products, but rather the fatty variety. Trans fats and processed fats, however, should be avoided.
The book describes that eating lots of sweets is the main cause of obesity. We are talking about biscuits, soft drinks and cake, but also fruit drinks. The book recommends being frugal with 'normal' fruit. Fruit also contains sugars. So the advice is to eat fruit, but not too much.
In the book Cortvriendt advises to eat three times a day and not to consume any snacks at all.
Stress plays, according to Cortvriendt, an important role in obesity. Cortvriendt describes in how stress affects your hormones and how that affects your body weight.
According to the book, eating less and moving more is not enough, but enough exercise is important. It states that exercising mainly helps to look better, but not so much to become lighter.
Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any) diet, especially f you have diabetes or a high cholesterol level.
Another diet that aims to eat less carbohydrates/sugars and more or different fats, for example, is the Keto diet.
The Dutch book is called 'Lichter'. There is no English translation available (yet).
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As you see fit
On average, we all eat too many sugars and often forget the good fats. This is because for years we have been influenced by the big manufacturers with their fat is bad, low-fat diet products. Many unprocessed products, which he himself calls normal food. Fits in with the trend of unprocessed food and making it yourself. It's also great that stress is mentioned because the production of too much cortisol also increases fat storage, which affects weight loss. Nice title too!