To combat heart disease, the American Heart Association currently recommends that you get no more than 30 percent of your total calories from fat. With most Americans getting around 37 percent of calories from fat, this is like telling a smoker to cut down from two packs a day to one and a half: it’s a small step in the right direction, but the health benefits will be marginal at best.

Following Raymond Kurzweil’s 10% solution, you reduce your fat intake to 10 percent, exercise moderately but regularly, and tailor your time to include relaxation and enjoyment. The result: you eliminate virtually all risk of heart disease, cancer, and a host of other life-threatening illnesses—and lose weight in the bargain.
Besides saving your life, the 10% solution clarifies the tangled confusion surrounding diet and health: cholesterol levels, the role of iron, saturated versus unsaturated fats. Framed as a dialogue between a highly skeptical reader and a reassuringly authoritative writer, this book anticipates and answers your questions.

The 10% solution is eminently doable. And everything you need is in the book: recipes, conversion charts, pantry staples, dining-out tips, progress tables, an exercise program, and exhaustive appendixes. Six weeks into the 10% solution you will find that you no longer crave high-fat foods and that your are enjoying a sense of health and well-being you never thought possible.