This…The Biology of Blubber has fascinated me and grossed me out ever since I saw it last week on Oprah.
The weirdest thing? We have an organ called the Omentum which is the fat organ connected to your stomach that’s only purpose is to catch and store fat. If you look flip through the pictures on her site, you will be disturbed. The people we see out and about that have “beer bellies” have a LOT of omentum, meaning their stomach is covered in a big fat nasty layer of this stuff. It really makes me cringe, and makes me more interested in knowing what is actually in my body.
I mean, how many times do we actually THINK about how our bodies work? It’s fascinating. If they had a show that focused on a condition/ailment each week and showed it in 3-D (like they do in the video I saw on Oprah), I would be watching. I think it’s one of the neatest things I’ve seen in a while.
Anyway, if only people would dump that Halloween candy out at work. This is an awful time of year to consider dieting.