Ketogenic diet: not just for weight loss!

Ketosis is a physical state where your body is burning fat to use as energy. Fat is not our bodies’ preferred fuel; glucose (a type of sugar) holds this title. In our typical American diet we are able to keep our glucose-burning, intracellular machinery stocked so our bodies may not be used to burning our fat […]

Getting to Know Fat

Getting to Know Fat

Let’s talk about fat. We talk about fat quite a bit in this program. We look at percentages of our total weight, we look at the number of pounds that equates to, and we know it’s important to see these numbers decrease. This is valuable—but do we really understand fat beyond our own numbers? Our body fat–how much we have, how we’ve accumulated it, and where we keep it can tell us a lot about our health. Our fat cells have a mind of their own. Releasing factors associated with inflammation, and hormones that dictate hunger and energy levels.