How fat babies develop healthy adult brains

Human babies are the only land mammals born fat, and there is good reason for that. When humans evolved from plant-eating tree-dwellers to omnivorous land-dwellers, an extraordinary burst of brain growth was triggered. The large human brain is dependent on fat for growth and function, from conception to old age.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part 2: Lose Fat Through Insulin Control

Insulin may be an essential hormone, but produce too much and you risk putting on more weight. Nothing stimulates insulin quite like carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are broken down to sugar (glucose), and any extra sugar in the blood is converted into fat. Your goal, therefore, is to limit insulin production.

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Winning at Weight Loss, Part One: Stop Counting Calories

Following a calorie reduced diet may seem like the logical way to lose weight, but in reality it is a strategy which is doomed to fail. When you restrict calories, your body reacts by releasing hormones that put the brakes on metabolism, and torment you with hunger until you cave in. There are far easier, and far more effective ways to lose weight. It’s about dieting smart, not hard.

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