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Totally figging out this morning, guys! 😂
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I love a beautifully presented plate of food! Research and experience validates the adage that “we eat with our eyes first.” Food that LOOKS good is more likely to taste good. So, take some time to serve your food in a visually appealing manner — even if you are eating alone. You’ll always enjoy it more, plus it beats eating out of containers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Observe every note of flavor, texture and how your senses are affected. Imagine that, as you swallow each bite, the nutrient-dense food you’re eating is traveling with a glowing white light through your body and making all your body’s cells sparkle and heal. As someone who spent much of her 20’s dieting aggressively, this has worked wonders for healing my once toxic relationship with food. If it feels forced, unpleasant, and downright punishment, it likely will not last.
Totally figging out this morning, guys! 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love a beautifully presented plate of food! Research and experience validates the adage that “we eat with our eyes first.” Food that LOOKS good is more likely to taste good. So, take some time to serve your food in a visually appealing manner — even if you are eating alone. You’ll always enjoy it more, plus it beats eating out of containers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Observe every note of flavor, texture and how your senses are affected. Imagine that, as you swallow each bite, the nutrient-dense food you’re eating is traveling with a glowing white light through your body and making all your body’s cells sparkle and heal. As someone who spent much of her 20’s dieting aggressively, this has worked wonders for healing my once toxic relationship with food. If it feels forced, unpleasant, and downright punishment, it likely will not last.
Hi, guys! Some of you have been writing to me asking for tips about how to cultivate a high-performance mindset. So let’s breakdown the five superpowers you need to be a successful entrepreneur, according to neuroscience:
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01. Be emotionally agile. Every moment of every day, our brain stamps an emotion onto everything we experience. That emotion, or somatic marker, helps us project into the future and decide what to do when we encounter a similar situation again. So we are not actually thinking machine — rather, we are feeling machines that think. Emotion and its underlying neural circuitry play a huge role in decision making, which makes emotion regulation key to succeeding in any venture.
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02. Embrace uncertainty. Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Successful entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity, and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks.
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03. Master energy appropriation. As well as exploring the impact of energy on motivation and willpower, you need to recognize that you’re a biological system that has inputs (food/water/and arguably sleep) that, when converted, are used for carrying out various cognitive tasks, in addition to the more obvious physical activities. A well-fed, rested, and oxygenated brain is necessary for mental resilience and high performance, particularly in pressure-cooking environments.
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04. Be aware that you are principally unaware. You start to exist in an intellectual void without the ability to self-assess. This is why knowing what you know, what you DON’T know, and what you need to know to perform well is vital.
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05. Adapt — with humility. Awareness of your existing knowledge, skills and the gaps to high performance is insufficient. To learn new things is to create new ‘hooks’ that connect to what you already know. As you build on that, you strengthen the synapses, or connections, between brain cells until it becomes ‘softwired.’ I say ‘softwired’ because nothing could really be ‘hardwired.’ Whatever you don’t use, you lose.
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Hi, guys! Some of you have been writing to me asking for tips about how to cultivate a high-performance mindset. So let’s breakdown the five superpowers you need to be a successful entrepreneur, according to neuroscience: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 01. Be emotionally agile. Every moment of every day, our brain stamps an emotion onto everything we experience. That emotion, or somatic marker, helps us project into the future and decide what to do when we encounter a similar situation again. So we are not actually thinking machine — rather, we are feeling machines that think. Emotion and its underlying neural circuitry play a huge role in decision making, which makes emotion regulation key to succeeding in any venture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 02. Embrace uncertainty. Windows of entrepreneurial opportunity can open unexpectedly and briefly, typically under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Successful entrepreneurs must therefore be alert, tolerant of ambiguity, and able to respond quickly when opportunity knocks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 03. Master energy appropriation. As well as exploring the impact of energy on motivation and willpower, you need to recognize that you’re a biological system that has inputs (food/water/and arguably sleep) that, when converted, are used for carrying out various cognitive tasks, in addition to the more obvious physical activities. A well-fed, rested, and oxygenated brain is necessary for mental resilience and high performance, particularly in pressure-cooking environments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 04. Be aware that you are principally unaware. You start to exist in an intellectual void without the ability to self-assess. This is why knowing what you know, what you DON’T know, and what you need to know to perform well is vital. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 05. Adapt — with humility. Awareness of your existing knowledge, skills and the gaps to high performance is insufficient. To learn new things is to create new ‘hooks’ that connect to what you already know. As you build on that, you strengthen the synapses, or connections, between brain cells until it becomes ‘softwired.’ I say ‘softwired’ because nothing could really be ‘hardwired.’ Whatever you don’t use, you lose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Was this helpful? COMMENT BELOW!
The world has no shortage of dreamers. Unfortunately, far more rare are those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work on making their dreams a reality. In even shorter supply are those willing to commit to their vision when all the odds are stacked against them. Make no mistake about it: there will always be challenging times to overcome along the journey. It just comes with the territory. I hope to God you won’t let it intimidate you into giving up short of your desired outcome. Be strong. Be fierce. Be fucking relentless.
The world has no shortage of dreamers. Unfortunately, far more rare are those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work on making their dreams a reality. In even shorter supply are those willing to commit to their vision when all the odds are stacked against them. Make no mistake about it: there will always be challenging times to overcome along the journey. It just comes with the territory. I hope to God you won’t let it intimidate you into giving up short of your desired outcome. Be strong. Be fierce. Be fucking relentless.
It’s always a good morning when coffee and a little sunshine is involved. Please stay a while? 💋
It’s always a good morning when coffee and a little sunshine is involved. Please stay a while? 💋
Everything we stand for and cherish is on the ballot today. Exercise your right to vote: action over apathy. Polls are opening NOW across the Northeast.
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Everything we stand for and cherish is on the ballot today. Exercise your right to vote: action over apathy. Polls are opening NOW across the Northeast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you join me?
Many dieters and ex-dieters struggle to get through the weekend without overeating, and for good reason. Because diets traditionally begin on Monday, we have an entrenched habit of overeating all weekend in preparation for the starvation to come. Certainly, there are other factors like special weekend events and being off our workday schedule. As I have become comfortable with the truth that I’m never going to have to diet again, and have come to trust my intuitive way of being with food, the compulsion to overeat on the weekends has disappeared. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The script has been rewritten. Interestingly, though, even years into recovery, every now and then I get the feeling that I need to prowl around the kitchen because it’s Sunday. This neural trail in my brain runs very deep. If you have a history of chronic dieting, pay close attention to your food thoughts starting on Friday afternoons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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• Remind yourself that there is NO DIET coming on Monday morning — ever again. Seriously, let that sink in.
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• You have the same, peaceful relationship with food every day now. Your feelings may not know this yet, but they will as you continue to practice and talk to yourself. Mondays and Fridays are the same. Food is neutral every day. ⠀⠀⠀
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• Honor yourself, your health, and your body by respecting your hunger and satiety signals every day. Remember that your body is your biggest advocate, able to regulate your internal processes without manipulation or coercion.
Many dieters and ex-dieters struggle to get through the weekend without overeating, and for good reason. Because diets traditionally begin on Monday, we have an entrenched habit of overeating all weekend in preparation for the starvation to come. Certainly, there are other factors like special weekend events and being off our workday schedule. As I have become comfortable with the truth that I’m never going to have to diet again, and have come to trust my intuitive way of being with food, the compulsion to overeat on the weekends has disappeared. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The script has been rewritten. Interestingly, though, even years into recovery, every now and then I get the feeling that I need to prowl around the kitchen because it’s Sunday. This neural trail in my brain runs very deep. If you have a history of chronic dieting, pay close attention to your food thoughts starting on Friday afternoons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are some helps in rewriting your weekend overeating script: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Remind yourself that there is NO DIET coming on Monday morning — ever again. Seriously, let that sink in. • You can eat what you want every day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • You have the same, peaceful relationship with food every day now. Your feelings may not know this yet, but they will as you continue to practice and talk to yourself. Mondays and Fridays are the same. Food is neutral every day. ⠀⠀⠀ • You are learning to be mindful every day. This will become second nature in time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Honor yourself, your health, and your body by respecting your hunger and satiety signals every day. Remember that your body is your biggest advocate, able to regulate your internal processes without manipulation or coercion.
Here's one thing I intuited from a very early age: nobody will play as big in your arena as you will.
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As an athlete and entrepreneur with over 10 years under my belt, I have had the honor of committing to memory, some very harsh and EXPENSIVE lessons about running your own empire.
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If you're passionate about something, and if you excel in it naturally, don't assume delegating those passions to others is going to relieve you of any stress in your biz. It just compounds it.
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Nobody is going to show up for you the way YOU show up for yourself, even if you have a team of experts who support you. It's impossible to do everything, but we live in an age of accelerated change and tremendous competition, so adaptability is key. I'm not asking you to BE Superman, but you better put your cape on and fucking act like it.
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My greatest fear is dying without the world seeing who I really am. Before they get my contribution... and for me, that's my state of creativity. It's not about the accolades, being a digital influencer, or staying relevant in a cut-throat fitness industry. That’s all fluff.
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My coaching practice is how I gave birth to the woman I became, how I illuminate the person sitting in a dark corner on the edge of greatness but afraid to leap; it's how I create a ripple effect in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What about you? What are you PASSIONATE about creating? What kind of legacy are you trying to build? Let me know in the comments below! 👇🏼
Here's one thing I intuited from a very early age: nobody will play as big in your arena as you will. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As an athlete and entrepreneur with over 10 years under my belt, I have had the honor of committing to memory, some very harsh and EXPENSIVE lessons about running your own empire. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're passionate about something, and if you excel in it naturally, don't assume delegating those passions to others is going to relieve you of any stress in your biz. It just compounds it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nobody is going to show up for you the way YOU show up for yourself, even if you have a team of experts who support you. It's impossible to do everything, but we live in an age of accelerated change and tremendous competition, so adaptability is key. I'm not asking you to BE Superman, but you better put your cape on and fucking act like it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My greatest fear is dying without the world seeing who I really am. Before they get my contribution... and for me, that's my state of creativity. It's not about the accolades, being a digital influencer, or staying relevant in a cut-throat fitness industry. That’s all fluff. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My coaching practice is how I gave birth to the woman I became, how I illuminate the person sitting in a dark corner on the edge of greatness but afraid to leap; it's how I create a ripple effect in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What about you? What are you PASSIONATE about creating? What kind of legacy are you trying to build? Let me know in the comments below! 👇🏼
I keep thinking that if pumpkin spice lattes have their own acronym, then little white pumpkins deserve one, too.
I keep thinking that if pumpkin spice lattes have their own acronym, then little white pumpkins deserve one, too.
GUYS... where has this stuff been all my life?!
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Last year, I walked into @kinshipcoffee to order my staple hot beverage: soy latte, extra hot with 1 shot of espresso. The barista told me they don’t have soy milk; they only had oat and almond milk. I hate almond milk, so I opted for the oat milk. I remember it being good, but I hadn’t paid much attention to it (my mind was probably still processing it as a soy milk experience, quite honestly).
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Recently, I walked into @fikanewyork and ran into a similar issue. No soy milk, but they had oat milk. Well, this time, I really paid attention to all the flavor. Holy cow. #addicted
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My supermarket actually just started carrying it, too. Whoever invented it is a genius (it appears to be a Swedish thing).
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Have any of you tried it? What are your thoughts?
GUYS... where has this stuff been all my life?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last year, I walked into @kinshipcoffee to order my staple hot beverage: soy latte, extra hot with 1 shot of espresso. The barista told me they don’t have soy milk; they only had oat and almond milk. I hate almond milk, so I opted for the oat milk. I remember it being good, but I hadn’t paid much attention to it (my mind was probably still processing it as a soy milk experience, quite honestly). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recently, I walked into @fikanewyork and ran into a similar issue. No soy milk, but they had oat milk. Well, this time, I really paid attention to all the flavor. Holy cow. #addicted  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My supermarket actually just started carrying it, too. Whoever invented it is a genius (it appears to be a Swedish thing). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Have any of you tried it? What are your thoughts?
Must I do away with these? I’m not ready. 😌 #farewellsummer
Things the last several weeks haven’t on the up and up. Besides dealing with some health issues, a work project of mine recently fell apart. To fucking pieces. Was I frustrated? Hell.yeah. But I’m reminded that improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of one’s success is based on how many times one has failed.
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If someone is better than you at something, then it’s likely because he or she has failed at it more than you have. If someone is worse than you, it’s likely because he or she hasn’t been through all of the painful learning experiences that you have.
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You know what stifles us? Mediocrity. What we’re really saying is, “My observation is that failure is a consistent theme in my life, and I will keep this observation in tact so that my future looks just like my past.” There are even regions in the amygdala — the brain’s center for threat detection — specifically designed to PREVENT the unlearning of fear.
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Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that the world is dangerous and you’re not equipped. We can only be truly successful at something if and when we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.
Things the last several weeks haven’t on the up and up. Besides dealing with some health issues, a work project of mine recently fell apart. To fucking pieces. Was I frustrated? Hell.yeah. But I’m reminded that improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of one’s success is based on how many times one has failed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If someone is better than you at something, then it’s likely because he or she has failed at it more than you have. If someone is worse than you, it’s likely because he or she hasn’t been through all of the painful learning experiences that you have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You know what stifles us? Mediocrity. What we’re really saying is, “My observation is that failure is a consistent theme in my life, and I will keep this observation in tact so that my future looks just like my past.” There are even regions in the amygdala — the brain’s center for threat detection — specifically designed to PREVENT the unlearning of fear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that the world is dangerous and you’re not equipped. We can only be truly successful at something if and when we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.
Hey guys! It’s been a while. I’ve been dealing with a respiratory infection for what seems like forever. Back to life on this beautiful Sunday!
Hey guys! It’s been a while. I’ve been dealing with a respiratory infection for what seems like forever. Back to life on this beautiful Sunday!
While it is dispersed throughout the brain, ninety percent of dopaminergic neurons are manufactured in a part of the midbrain called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA. When the VTA is stimulated by the prospect of a reward in our environment, it releases dopamine into the nucleus accumbens, which is thought of as our hedonic or pleasure hotspot. But it’s not just about the subjective pleasure — in fact, the pleasure that’s experienced is a byproduct.
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Dopamine’s primary role is to ensure that we will repeat behaviors that are indispensable to the survival of us as individuals and of us as a species. So, lo and behold, food activates this nucleus accumbens. Sex, activates this nucleus accumbens. Why? Because we need to eat to survive as an individual and we need to procreate as a species. And this mechanism is actually a mechanism that has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years and is conserved across species. So it is the molecule of reinforcement. And this dopaminergic pathway has very strong connections with other nearby subcortical structures that mediate learning, encode memory and assign an emotional charge to the experience. Some of them I refer to in the diagram, but there are others that I can’t fit into a 1 minute video.
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So we are recording the sights, sounds and odors, where we are, who we’re with, as well as our thoughts and feelings in that particular moment. And think about this from an evolutionary standpoint. You’re in the middle of the jungle. You want to be able to learn immediately, when you are exposed to a food, that it’s going to provide you with nutrients. Eating that food will be perceived as pleasurable, and that generates a very powerful memory that will drive your behavior the next time you’re in that place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you don’t have that mechanism, you are very unlikely to survive in that environment because you won’t be able to rapidly learn what stimuli are going to be necessary to give you energy.
While it is dispersed throughout the brain, ninety percent of dopaminergic neurons are manufactured in a part of the midbrain called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA. When the VTA is stimulated by the prospect of a reward in our environment, it releases dopamine into the nucleus accumbens, which is thought of as our hedonic or pleasure hotspot. But it’s not just about the subjective pleasure — in fact, the pleasure that’s experienced is a byproduct. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dopamine’s primary role is to ensure that we will repeat behaviors that are indispensable to the survival of us as individuals and of us as a species. So, lo and behold, food activates this nucleus accumbens. Sex, activates this nucleus accumbens. Why? Because we need to eat to survive as an individual and we need to procreate as a species. And this mechanism is actually a mechanism that has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years and is conserved across species. So it is the molecule of reinforcement. And this dopaminergic pathway has very strong connections with other nearby subcortical structures that mediate learning, encode memory and assign an emotional charge to the experience. Some of them I refer to in the diagram, but there are others that I can’t fit into a 1 minute video. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So we are recording the sights, sounds and odors, where we are, who we’re with, as well as our thoughts and feelings in that particular moment. And think about this from an evolutionary standpoint. You’re in the middle of the jungle. You want to be able to learn immediately, when you are exposed to a food, that it’s going to provide you with nutrients. Eating that food will be perceived as pleasurable, and that generates a very powerful memory that will drive your behavior the next time you’re in that place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you don’t have that mechanism, you are very unlikely to survive in that environment because you won’t be able to rapidly learn what stimuli are going to be necessary to give you energy.
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‘Tis the season for knee-high socks.
‘Tis the season for knee-high socks.
Since fall is in the air, it’s time for all.pumpkin.everything. This is a quick and easy recipe for how to make (2) Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles:
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Ingredients:
• ½ cup egg whites
• ½ cup pure pumpkin
• ¾ cup rolled oats
• 2 scoops of whey protein powder (I use @bluebonnet_nutrition, which comes from free-roaming, grass-fed cows)
• 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
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Instructions:
01. Pour all ingredients into your blender
02. Blend until smooth
03. Pour half of your batter into waffle maker
04. Cook for 3 minutes
05. Repeat
06. Top with sugar-free maple syrup, sliced bananas and/or almond butter
Since fall is in the air, it’s time for all.pumpkin.everything. This is a quick and easy recipe for how to make (2) Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ingredients: • ½ cup egg whites • ½ cup pure pumpkin • ¾ cup rolled oats • 2 scoops of whey protein powder (I use @bluebonnet_nutrition, which comes from free-roaming, grass-fed cows) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instructions: 01. Pour all ingredients into your blender 02. Blend until smooth 03. Pour half of your batter into waffle maker 04. Cook for 3 minutes 05. Repeat 06. Top with sugar-free maple syrup, sliced bananas and/or almond butter
The average human body contains about 30 billion fat cells, and they're yours forever. Fat cells are like balloons: when you lose body fat, you're letting some of the 'air' out of the inflated balloons, thus shrinking the fat cells. You can shrink them until they're practically empty, but the cells themselves will always be there, waiting to be refilled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That begs the question: where does the fat actually go? If you remember the Principle of Mass Conversion from high school Chem, you'll recall that matter can't simply appear or disappear — instead, it must go through a series of chemical conversions and change states. All fats, whether solid or liquid, are stored in adipose tissue as triglycerides, with its constituent parts being a glycerol molecule and three fatty acid chains.
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When the body has exhausted the contents of the digestive tract and emptied its glycogen stores in your liver and muscles, an enzyme called lipase breaks the bond between glycerol and fatty acids, allowing the fatty acids to enter the bloodstream and reach virtually any cell in the body (except the brain and red blood cells, which do not have mitochondrion). As these activities unfold, they generate:
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HEAT: The heat that is generated helps to maintain body temperature at a comfortable 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and in doing so, burns calories. When you're cold, you burn way more calories to keep yourself warm. And in case you're wondering just how much heat energy is stored within fat, next time you make a pan of bacon, pour the excess fat into a can and put a wick in it. You'll be shocked by how long it burns.
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CARBON DIOXIDE: Whenever you burn anything, it gives off carbon dioxide. It's true with gasoline, and it's true with body fat. The carbon dioxide will travel through your bloodstream until it returns to your lungs to be exhaled out.
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WATER: Exits the body as the two p's — pee and perspiration.
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ATP: Adenosine triphosphate is the body's main energy currency that powers expensive cellular activities — from contracting your muscles during exercise, to maintaining your heart's 100,000-plus beats each day, to digesting food.
The average human body contains about 30 billion fat cells, and they're yours forever. Fat cells are like balloons: when you lose body fat, you're letting some of the 'air' out of the inflated balloons, thus shrinking the fat cells. You can shrink them until they're practically empty, but the cells themselves will always be there, waiting to be refilled. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That begs the question: where does the fat actually go? If you remember the Principle of Mass Conversion from high school Chem, you'll recall that matter can't simply appear or disappear — instead, it must go through a series of chemical conversions and change states. All fats, whether solid or liquid, are stored in adipose tissue as triglycerides, with its constituent parts being a glycerol molecule and three fatty acid chains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When the body has exhausted the contents of the digestive tract and emptied its glycogen stores in your liver and muscles, an enzyme called lipase breaks the bond between glycerol and fatty acids, allowing the fatty acids to enter the bloodstream and reach virtually any cell in the body (except the brain and red blood cells, which do not have mitochondrion). As these activities unfold, they generate: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HEAT: The heat that is generated helps to maintain body temperature at a comfortable 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and in doing so, burns calories. When you're cold, you burn way more calories to keep yourself warm. And in case you're wondering just how much heat energy is stored within fat, next time you make a pan of bacon, pour the excess fat into a can and put a wick in it. You'll be shocked by how long it burns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ CARBON DIOXIDE: Whenever you burn anything, it gives off carbon dioxide. It's true with gasoline, and it's true with body fat. The carbon dioxide will travel through your bloodstream until it returns to your lungs to be exhaled out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WATER: Exits the body as the two p's — pee and perspiration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ATP: Adenosine triphosphate is the body's main energy currency that powers expensive cellular activities — from contracting your muscles during exercise, to maintaining your heart's 100,000-plus beats each day, to digesting food.
Solitude is an indulgence I welcome any time of day. ✔️
Solitude is an indulgence I welcome any time of day. ✔️