Did you know it's not consumption of fat that leads to weight-gain, but sugar?
Here's how it works:
When there is a spike in blood sugar, insulin is released.
This is because insulin is what tells your cells to open up and allow sugar in for energy production.
This spike can be from either high-sugar foods or low-utilization proteins that are then mainly converted to sugars instead of new protein.
But insulin is also a fat-storage/regulation hormone. When it's elevated your body will not access its own fat for fuel, making weight-loss difficult.
But it does't just make weight-LOSS difficult. Insulin is also what ADDS to your fat stores.
When there's too much sugar for your cells to absorb, insulin triggers the conversion of sugar into fat as fuel for later. The more sugar, the more insulin. The more insulin, the greater the fat storage.
This is why limiting foods high in carbohydrates supports weight-loss.
You're not only NOT adding to fat stores through excess sugar that triggers fat storage, you're also keeping your insulin levels low which then allows your body to access those fat stores so it can use them as fuel.
This is why intermittent fasting is so effective. It allows one to access fat stores through lack of insulin, and then burn them as fuel through exercise.
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