By One Pan Annie –
We all know that diets don’t work, but we also know it’s hard to figure out what does.
Three years ago, at the point when I decided I didn’t want to be among the unhealthy anymore, I was lucky enough to see Sylvia Tara’s book reviewed on Book TV (CSPAN2). The book was called “The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What it Means to You.”
I had no idea that fat was not only an organ but a very important one. Reading “The Secret Life of Fat,” (and a bunch of others that I’ll share later), set me on a non-dieting path that helped me rid 100 pounds and excess medications. Oh Sylvia Tara, where were you years ago when I needed you.
Below are some excerpts from on-line book reviews.
“The word ‘fat’ is so often associated with succinct, negative labels like bad and gross. But Tara shows that that’s not the whole story of this bodily organ – even the thought of it as an organ rather than a new-parasite is a revolutionary shift.” www.forwardreviews.com/reviews/the-secret-life-of-fat/
“This debut book by biochemist Tara takes a hot topic and explores every avenue regarding the causes of obesity, genetics, microbes, lifestyle, race, gender and so on. Although an incredible $60 billion was spent in the US. In 2014 battling fat, Tara posits that fat is actually a critical organ with an essential role to play in the endocrine system. She frankly describes her own struggles with weight, which led her to realize we are not all created equal at least when it comes to fat.” https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-393-24483-0
The New York Times
“I was fed up with watching everyone around me eat more, choose food indiscriminately, exercise sporadically, and yet have less fat than I did,” she writes. “There must be something more to weight gain besides ‘eating right’ and exercising.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/books/review/secret-life-of-fat-sylvia-tara.html
If you are thinking about developing a healthy relationship with your body, you need to know as much about it as you can. I suggest you start with this book. It set me on a non-dieting path that worked, and I hope it does the same for you.