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Why we get fat and what to do about it

Why we get fat and what to do about it

I’m fascinated by Gary Taubes’ book “Why we get fat and what to do about it”. The thrust of his work is that overweight and obesity have nothing to do with over-eating and lack of exercise. Rather, that they are side effects of fatness! Let me...
On fatness and whose fault it is

On fatness and whose fault it is

Following on with the Gary Taubes theme (and his fascinating book, Why we get fat and what to do about it), I wanted to talk about obesity/ being overweight – in particular, about the misconception so many have about how it’s caused. You may remember from my recent...
How to get lean, in a nutshell

How to get lean, in a nutshell

An issue or two ago, I wrote an article called Is life happy, or is it hell? This depends on your LPL! In this, I (obviously) described what the enzyme LPL (lipoprotein lipase) does. Now since LPL is our potential ‘fattening’ enzyme, you’ll probably want to know more...
Happy hormones = happy body

Happy hormones = happy body

Last month I wrote an article called “How to get lean, in a nutshell”. We discussed that we have two prominent enzymes acting on our energy-storing cells (the muscle, liver and fat cells). These enzymes are called lipase lipoprotein (LPL) and hormone-sensitive...
All ‘Taubed’ out…

All ‘Taubed’ out…

(you’ll need to increase your fat intake to make up the calorie shortfall)I’m all Taubed out! For those of you who’ve been following my last 5 or 6 articles, you’ll know that I’ve been trying (desperately) to summarise (as if possible) Gary Taubes’s excellent book...