Why eat (or not)

Fast Times at PPAR-y

February 10th, 2012 by Mistress Krista | 7 Comments

Combine the occasional period of not-eating with a healthy diet that aims to reduce inflammation and optimize your body’s natural healing processes, and you might just stave off a cripping disease or two.

Body fat part 4: Philosophical thoughts on body fat

June 22nd, 2008 by Mistress Krista | 12 Comments

In our culture, body fat is associated with particular meanings, many of them negative. You may be asking, “Krista, why are you talking about fat on a woman-positive site? Aren’t we supposed to, y’know, be freeing ourselves from the beauty myth and all that?” Yes! Of course. And I get pissed off as hell with people and social institutions telling me how I should look. Yet we also have to live in a society where there is substantial negative reinforcement for excess body fat, as well as quite real potential health consequences from carrying around a lot of additional fat.

However, just because society is screwed up doesn’t mean you should be too…

Body fat part 3: Why the scale can steer you wrong

June 22nd, 2008 by Mistress Krista | 6 Comments

The scale is only one tool for measuring fat loss, and it’s not the best one. Here’s why, and here are some better methods.

Body fat part 2: Gaining, storing, and losing body fat

June 22nd, 2008 by Mistress Krista | 8 Comments

Just like saving money for a rainy day, our body stores excess calories as fat. How fat loss/gain works, and why “spot reduction” is a myth.

Body fat part 1: An introduction

June 22nd, 2008 by Mistress Krista | 2 Comments

Body fat. The words can send otherwise rational women into fits of paranoia and hushed, ashamed discussion of their failures.

In this article, I bust out the F-word and explain how fat works.

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