iPad Notebook export for The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

December 30, 2017

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The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
Tara, Sylvia
Citation (MLA): Tara, Sylvia. The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. Kindle file.
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I. All About Fat
Highlight(pink) – 2. Fat Can Talk > Page 42 · Location 721
No longer could fat be considered simply blubber; it was a verifiable endocrine organ with wide influence in our bodies. Through leptin, fat could talk. It could tell the brain to stop eating. And by refusing to deliver the message, fat could induce us to eat more.
Highlight(pink) – 3. Your Life Depends on Fat > Page 56 · Location 950 The other organ that is surprisingly affected by body fat is the brain. The fat in mice with ob mutation produces virtually no leptin, leading to reduced brain weight and volume.
Highlight(pink) – 4. When Good Fat Goes Bad > Page 69 · Location 1155 Excess visceral fat is the most dangerous kind of fat, and high levels of it correlate directly to diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and even dementia.
Highlight(pink) – 4. When Good Fat Goes Bad > Page 71 · Location 1177 However, when sumo wrestlers retire and start to consume processed foods and veer away from their exercise program, they almost immediately develop more visceral fat and the classic problems of obesity such as high levels of insulin, insulin resistance, and diabetes.
Highlight(pink) – 4. When Good Fat Goes Bad > Page 72 · Location 1205 Exercise has been shown to increase adiponectin levels,
Highlight(pink) – 4. When Good Fat Goes Bad > Page 75 · Location 1256 “In our program we have seen that just a 7 percent weight loss can improve insulin sensitivity by 57 percent.
Highlight(pink) – 4. When Good Fat Goes Bad > Page 76 · Location 1256 That is the equivalent of two medications for diabetes management at maximum dose.
II. It Is Not Only Food That Makes Us Fat
Highlight(pink) – 7. I Blame My Parents—Genes in Obesity > Page 126 · Location 1996
For example, individuals with variations in a gene called FTO tend to desire high-calorie foods more and have more fat as a result. This gene causes an almost twofold increased risk of obesity compared with those who do not inherit the gene variation.
Highlight(pink) – 9. Fat Can Listen > Page 153 · Location 2424 Testosterone is perhaps the most potent fat burner we have.
Highlight(pink) – 9. Fat Can Listen > Page 157 · Location 2483 Not eating anything also increases our levels of fat-burning hormones. Many body builders and work-out enthusiasts swear by intermittent fasting. When blood sugar becomes low, it triggers the release of fat-burning hormones including adrenaline and growth hormone. Growth-hormone release peaks at night and during sleep. Intermittent fasting is powerful partly because it prolongs the overnight fast, extending the release of growth hormone, which burns fat.
III. So What Is the Solution?
Highlight(orange) – 10. Fat Control I: How You Can Do It > Page 170 · Location 2632
Throughout this book you’ve seen how insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adiponectin, estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, and other hormones influence our weight. Our body is an intricate communication system and hormones are key players.
Highlight(pink) – 10. Fat Control I: How You Can Do It > Page 170 · Location 2644
Though hunger is uncomfortable, intermittent fasting has been known to work wonders, especially for hard-to-lose fat. Fasting not only reduces intake but triggers the release of fat-burning hormones including adrenalin and growth hormone. Most growth-hormone release happens at night and during sleep.
Highlight(pink) – 10. Fat Control I: How You Can Do It > Page 171 · Location 2660
He suggests a low-carb diet, and trying to miss one meal first, letting the body get used to the drop in nutrients, and then extending the interval between meals.
Highlight(orange) – 10. Fat Control I: How You Can Do It > Page 176 · Location 2740
He’s observed that those who lose the most weight consistently keep a record of calories and frequently weigh themselves.