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

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You
The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You by Sylvia Tara
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book provides information, insight, and vindication to every man or woman who has ever meaningfully struggled with their weight. This is a fascinating deep dive into the role of fat and how it behaves in our bodies. Although this is clearly a book of science, the pages are humanized with plenty of case studies and storytelling. It will resonate profoundly with lifelong fat fighters.

I particularly loved the research scientist’s stories of challenge and discovery as they unearthed breakthroughs and forged new thought and paths in science. Their passion and tenacious pursuit of the truth is energizing and inspiring.

This is a deeply personal work for the author whose longstanding battle with fat fueled her PhD studies and the birth of this book.

Mostly, I love The Secret Life of Fat and the author for sharing her knowledge with us because of the positive impact it will have on obese people everywhere. We know with certainty that our bodies can drive a world of good. And a world of bad. And although I’m generally obsessed with taking responsibility for our lives, some things are just not meant to be “owned.” And fat shaming is one of them.

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2017-07-08T17:16:41+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Health, Nonfiction, Science|Comments Off on Review: The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You