How to shrink fat cells: Practical Nutritional Biochemistry, Part 1
We’re going to laser-beam in this 5-part series on the basic science behind how to shrink fat cells, grow muscle cells, get flexible, stay hydrated, and sleep well. We’ll move quickly and link to a variety of sources for further reading.
While I’m 100% convinced that an honest approach to diet and fitness is one that recognizes the extreme complexity and personal nature of the game, there are some basic rules that scientists have discovered that everyone should know in order to put together a solid plan.
The idea of shotgun nutrition — one size fits all nutrition — is not science, it is propaganda and a remnant of the dark ages of nutrition. Much of the debate now in nutrition is confusing — precisely because it is following the old paradigm that nutrition principles or rules apply to everyone equally. The current mudslinging wars on fat, protein, carbohydrates, etc., are all based on the idea that there is one right answer. Most of us are exasperated by this dialectical (oppositional) and simplistic thinking. Some people do very well on diets high in fat, and low in carbohydrates. Others do well with diets high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Some do well eating animal based diets and others do well eating plant based diets.
YES! Can we get this on a billboard somewhere?
I’m convinced that a solid way for us to proceed is: