Read this post if you have fat loss goals!
Now and as it was before, I hear an endless stream of completely misguided nutritional strategies from clients and members at the club. Some have simply been over-influenced by product marketing and have a pavlovian response to anything labeled "low-fat", others heard from a friend that a friend lost X amount of pounds by drinking nothing but dirty dishwater and eating one prune a day with lemon juice--or something to that effect.
I will always defer to an expert rather than try to re-invent the wheel and I think Dr. Jonny Bowden is one of the most credible and effective nutrition coaches in existence. Some "gurus" list a Ph.D or other fancy letters after their name but they were earned in nothing resembling the gurus' current enterprise, Dr. Bowden actually received his Ph.D in Nutrition so it's not a "for show" set of post-name letters. I list his book, "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth" as one of my favorites and if you really want to learn how to lose weight effectively and for the long-term, I strongly, strongly recommend his DVD, The Truth About Weight Loss DVD .
The beauty of that DVD is it costs roughly the same as a book but you don't have to read anything, you just have to watch and listen. He sells other more comprehensive products on his website but the DVD is a perfect starting point for improving your vitality whether you have fat loss goals or just want to optimize your body composition.
If you buy the DVD, drop me a note and let me know what you learned!