A wise friend has been reading a book she finds interesting! Since I love any new information about nutrition and fitness, I decided to read it too! Here’s a quote, “It’s not overeating that makes us fat, it’s the process of getting fat that makes us overeat,” Dr. David Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? explained “Insulin is like miracle-grow for fat cells. When you eat refined sugar or processed carbohydrates like bread, white potatoes and pasta, insulin levels spike driving fat cells to get hungrier – soon motivating fat storage and causing weight gain. By taming the fat cells with “healthy” fat and less fast-acting carbohydrate, your fat cells calm down, and get released back into the bloodstream to be used as energy.” Understanding how insulin works can be confusing! Dr. Ludwig explains the process in a way that increased my motivation to keep it in check! He promotes eating more nuts, avocado and other healthy fats. I must admit when I do this, it’s easier to turn away from sugar, bread and the crappy carbs. Fats help us stay satisfied longer! How do you feel about eating more fat?