Why Do Women Need Fat?

First off, how exciting is it that we need fat? Super exciting.

The lower body fat that we all have in vast amount (around the world), feeds our babies’ brains. This is, by far, the most interesting fact in the book I just read, entitled, Why Women Need Fat, by William D. Lassek, M.D., and Steven J. C. Gaulin, Ph.D.

I told my husband about it like this:

“Hey, honey, you know how you loved my butt when we were dating, and even moreso when I got pregnant, and then it went away a bit?”

“Yeah,” he said. “Shame about that.”

“Well, that’s because it went into making the twins’ brains!”

He laughed. “Buttheads,” he said affectionately.

But it’s true. The DHA used to line our heavier, bigger human brains is stored in our lower body fat as women.


About parentwin

Parent of twins, blogger, writer and journalist. I write things. Sometimes people even read them.
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