For better or worse, our bodies are really efficient at storing energy for later. This is super helpful when we’re starving and need to find food to eat. But it’s super unhelpful when we build up a big chunk of body fat from this excess energy.
Is fat really bad? Most of us have some fat we’re trying to get rid of, and it can affect the way we see ourselves. Body fat is an easy way to store energy when we have a surplus, and allows us to tap into it when there’s scarcity. The trouble only comes from excess fat.