In The Fatburn Fix, renowned family physician and LA Lakers Nutrition Director Cate Shanahan, MD proves that the answer to weight gain isn't a "faster" metabolism, more exercise, or even self-control. It all boils down to what Dr. Cate calls the Fatburn Factor, or the body's natural-born ability to burn body fat as fuel. After years of research and observing the patients in her practice, Dr. Cate discovered that there are certain enzymes required for the body to seek out and utilize body fat for energy. Without these enzymes, people lose the ability to burn fat, making weight gain almost unavoidable. Worse, the loss of your fat-burning enzymes causes your cells to depend on sugar for energy. This leads to elevated blood sugar, putting you at risk for diabetes, and disrupts nearly every hormone in your body. Now, in The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Cate lays out a step-by-step plan to help reboot your fat burn potential in as little as two weeks, opening the door to a lifetime of looking and feeling better than you ever thought possible. This comprehensive guide includes complete meal plans, recipes, and exercise tips that not only repair damage to your metabolism, but also address the number one cause of weight retention and regain. How does it work? The program magnifies your fat burn capacity by training your cells to burn body fat on demand. By making a few changes what you eat (and when)-such as reducing carbohydrates, switching out toxic fats for healthy ones, and adding high-quality proteins-your body will produce the enzymes that allow it to seek out and utilize body fat for energy. Regaining your fat burn potential allows you to free yourself from dependence on sugar - and avoid a constellation of chronic diseases as a result. Improving your Fatburn Factor is the key to a new, healthier relationship between you and your body, paving the way for a faster, smoother, and more permanent journey to optimum health, weight, and happiness.