In this episode we are going to learn how to work WITH your fat, not against it. You may not love your fat, but your body certainly does. In fact, your body is actually endowed with many self-defense measures to hold on to fat. Sheila’s guest is Dr. Sylvia Tara, author of the The Secret Life of Fat. Dr. Tara brings together cutting-edge research with historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity: an endocrine organ that, in the right amount, is critical to our health. In her book, Dr. Tara expertly illustrates the complex role genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, and history play in our weight, and sets you on the path to beat the bulge once and for all.