The Secret As To Why It's Hard To Lose Fat

 I was stunned to learn fat is an organ.

I spoke with biochemist Sylvia Tara, PhD, who says it's tough to lose fat because it's protected in our bodies, as it's critical to some development.  

Fat, it turns out is an essential and critically misunderstood body part, an endocrine organ that is as vital to our health as our heart, lungs, or stomach. It can control our mind and behavior, it has many ways to fight back when we try to lose it, and can even grow on us without any excess food at all. If you want to lose it, you have to understand it first.

Dr. Tara written THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You [W. W. Norton & Company; December 2016]

  • Did you know there are genes that some of us have and others do not that help determine our weight?
  • Did you know that fat can grow even without excess calories?
  • Did you know that fat can affect the body’s metabolic rate?
  • What is fat’s unexpected importance to our health?
  • How does fat fight back and preserve itself while we are doing our best to get rid of it?
  • What is fat’s unexpected importance to our health?
  • And finally, how to lose fat once you understand it’s wily tricks!

    Here's a link to Sylvia Tara's website.  
    Photo Credit: Sylvia Tara
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