What is fat and why do we need it? Fat, or adipose tissue, serves several important functions in the body, including: energy storage insulation and protection of organs, muscle fibers, nerves support of blood vessels protection from excessive heat loss or increase Because fat is so important to our body, our bodies are very unwilling to let go of stored fat. By design, our bodies actually never get rid of … [Read More...]
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I was talking to a friend of mine last week. We'll call her Julie. Julie: I have been feeling so fat this past week. I'm weighing myself several times a day. My weight hasn't changed, but I keep thinking the scale must be wrong because there is no way I haven't gained at least 5 pounds. Me: Where are you in your cycle? Julie: Umm.... it's getting pretty close to my period. Me: That's your … [Continue Reading...]