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DeShond Barnes


I discovered the “Counteract the Fat” concept by subscribing to medical journals and other nutrition research publications back in the late 1990's. I then compiled the breakthrough research findings from the journals and applied them to my life. From November 1999 all the way to the present time, I have followed a “straight and narrow” dietary path to excellent health by successfully “Counteracting the Fat” in my diet. I have exercised EXTREME discipline and commitment to good health by reading nutrition facts labels and consuming a daily diet containing an average of 100+% of the recommended dietary allowance for fiber, antioxidants and other essential nutrients 7 days per week, 365 days per year, year after year since November 1999. I have actually used a CALCULATOR to add up the total amount of fiber, antioxidants and other essential nutrients provided by the health foods over the course of each day... ensuring that I either REACH or EXCEED the recommended dietary allowances each day.

My extreme discipline and commitment has given me the ability to maintain excellent blood cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body weight without having to avoid junk food favorites... something that unfortunately no other member of my family (on either my mother's or father's side) has ever had the discipline and commitment to do. My success has inspired me to share this information with the rest of the world!

I conduct frequent “Counteract the Fat” seminars at local Y.M.C.A.'s and public libraries in northern Illinois.

If you have questions, please contact me at deshond2002[at]

Books by DeShond Barnes

Counteract the Fat - Book cover

Many of us love junk foods. What we don't love are the medical conditions and weight gain that they are associated with. Research findings indicate that fiber and antioxidants can counteract the physiological effects of junk foods. This does not mean that we can eat unlimited amounts of fat every day. What it does mean is that we can have greater freedom in making food choices. "Counteract the Fat" is a compilation of these research findings, providing cutting edge information on how fiber and antioxidants can help prevent medical conditions and weight gain associated with high-fat and other unhealthy great-tasting foods.

Non Fiction > Health, Fitness & Diet