Before we can dive into why exactly common food items can influence more fat on our bodies, we need to understand a few things first.
Lipogenesis, a hormone-induced reaction in the body is solely responsible for the introduction of fat within the body. A constant battle is being fought in your body that decides what fat stays, and what fat needs to be utilized for energy. The basis of this fight is initiated and determined by food intake and activity level. The enemy that is constantly pushing against lipogenesis is the fat utilizing process known as lipolysis. For lipolysis to occur, the body must contain a higher glucose level within the bloodstream, which in turn, initiates the pancreatic cells secretion of insulin. This insulin is then responsible for initiating the process lipogenesis, where the body begins converting sugars to fats that are deposited into the bodies fat tissue.
To understand how you can prevent this fat-creating process from occurring, you must understand what kinds of foods begin to initiate it. Firstly, a high blood-sugar content is the main culprit that begins the pancreatic secretion.
The hormones that promote that fat-growing process lipogenesis are also responsible for interfering with the production and secretion of the hormones that stimulate lipolysis. As a consequence, when the blood sugar level rises, insulin will begin inhibiting the secretion of the counter-regulatory pancreatic hormone glucagon. So, as a double-negative, not only does insulin promote lipogenesis, it also effectively prevents lipolysis.
What do carbs have to do with it? In the body, digested carbohydrates are then metabolized into sugar! Which means, well, you can now begin to connect the dots.
Should You Stop Consuming Carbs?
No. Along with protein and fat, carbohydrates are macronutrients; which means that your body is in constant need of it to remain healthy. Carbs make you fat like playing video games gives you a headache; there is nothing wrong with video games, but if over-done, they can have negative side effects just as everything else does. You can, however, reduce the amount of carbs that you take in every day. Just be sure to check up on what levels are healthy for your particular body type.
So, unless you are diagnosed with some disorder that is responsible for producing unnatural amounts of insulin within the body etc., then you must do the hard work and exercise. You can only get out what you put into it, so don’t slack off on gym day and maintain a do-able diet. Also, there are plenty of natural and much more healthy choices out there that can satisfy your cravings for sugar and reduce your appetite. If you are someone that has grown an enormous habit or addiction out of eating, it can be overcome with a combination of tools that can be utilized; including an active lifestyle, becoming more creative with healthier foods, preventing situations in which you know yourself to be weak and tempted in. Ultimately, the amount of weight that you lose is entirely up to you.
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