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The Secret Life of Fat

The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means to You, 1st Edition

Sylvia Tara, PhD
Course Expiration Date: Jun-30-2020
The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size.
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$109.00
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$129.00
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$130.00
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Description

Fat is the least-understood part of our body. For example, fat can use stem cells to regenerate; increase our appetite if it feels threatened; and use bacteria, genetics, and viruses to expand itself.  You have to work with your fat, not against it, to lose weight. The author explains how your fat influences your appetite and willpower, how it defends itself when attacked, and why it grows back so quickly. The Secret Life of Fat brings cutting-edge research to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. Fat triggers puberty, enables our reproductive and immune systems, and even affects brain size.

Sylvia Tara expertly illustrates the complex role that genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight.

Course Objectives

Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 10.2.4

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to: 

1. Identify four functions of fat and describe the importance of each to the overall health of a person’s body.

2. Discuss three influencers besides calories that can increase the amount of fat in a person’s body and learn to recognize the factors in clients.

3. Give more accurate, individualized nutritional care to patients and clients on how to improve their diets through improved nutrition assessment.

4. If the client’s goal is weight loss, the user will be able to assess, create a program that respects the client’s lifestyle, eating habits, exercise, and fat-specific needs to achieve and maintain weight loss.

Learning Codes

  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2050) Genetics
  • (2060) Immunology
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (4060) Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity

Recommended for...

  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Book Details

Author Sylvia Tara, PhD
Year Published 2017
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher WW Norton & Co.
ISBN 978-0393244830
Format Hardback
Page Count 235

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Why we chose this book

This book brings new awareness to dietitians about why weight loss is so difficult, and which factors greatly influence a person’s hunger quantity that people eat. The author is highly qualified and her research brings unique physiology to our awareness so we can better help our clients.

About the Author

Dr. Sylvia Tara, PhD is a biochemist. She was a consultant with McKinsey and has worked at the world’s largest biotechnology companies.