I have about 45 minutes each work day during which I choose to listen to podcasts relevant to the work I love to do with my patients. A recent fave podcast broke down a question common in any medical practice: how does a given individual LOSE or GAIN fat in their body? The approach is so logical and so comprehensive that I found it immensely appealing and just had to share it, so here goes.
Podcast in question is Dr. Peter Attia’s podcast, called The Drive, which has many free episodes of great interest. For subscribers he offers additional content, both episodes where he answers questions, and great show notes. I want to talk about Episode # 22, an “Ask Me Anything” podcast on Fat Flux. Non-subscribers can get some of the content here: https://peterattiamd.com/ama22/ .
Fat Flux, Simplified: Fat Loss
When everything is in balance, and everything stays the same, it must be that all the energy coming in is equal to the energy going out. When you want to change the amount of fat in your body—and let’s just say we’re focusing on losing fat not gaining it—you’re really talking about the SIZE of your fat cells. (If you want to decrease the NUMBER of fat cells in your body, liposuction is really your only choice, cosmetically a choice but not helpful for metabolic health.)