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UNDERSTANDING FAT LOSS

In order to lose fat we need to understand first what are the most common factors that make the body store fat or gain bad weight. What come first on the list is all the Carbohydrate that you did not earn or not going to use.

Carbohydrates to fat
Unused Carbohydrates can be converted to glycogen found in the liver and muscles. If more glucose is consumed than can be stored as glycogen, it is converted to fat.

Carbohydrates Converted to Fat
Fat tissue is actually responsible for converting excess carbohydrates into fat cells. The process of conversion occurs when adipose or fat tissue forms a compound known as acetyl CoA from glucose. Acetyl CoA molecules are then linked together to form triglyceride molecules, a type of fat that can either be stored or released into the bloodstream. Because converting carbohydrates to fat requires more energy, your body prefers to use carbohydrates for energy or stores them as glycogen.

Triglyceride
Triglycerides may either be made from fats or carbohydrates in your diet, but this molecule accounts for the majority of fat in your body. When energy stores run low, the body starts to break down triglycerides to use for energy. Triglycerides are converted back into glucose by your liver when you have not taken in adequate calories or during exercise. While a low level of triglycerides is not dangerous, too many in your bloodstream increase your risk of developing heart disease.

Thyroid Imbalance
The thyroid plays an important role in growth and metabolism. It produces three hormones, T3, T4, and calcitonin. T3 and T4 are actual thyroid hormones, and when these hormones are produced less, it leads to the condition hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is characterized by weight gain as the metabolism slows down (6). So if you have suddenly gained weight, you should get your thyroid test done immediately.

Consuming Excess Alcohol
Alcohol is also one of the biggest contributors to excess fat. Alcohol gets broken down to sugar molecules in the body. When there is no physical activity, this sugar gets converted to fat, which is stored in various parts of our body. Binge drinking leads to fat deposition in the liver which causes fatty liver.

Effect of Blood sugar, insulin and cortisol
The rising of blood sugar is depending on the type and amount of carbohydrates of the last meal. This is when the hormone insulin is released to lower the blood sugar level. The amount of insulin a person has to shed for a given amount of carbohydrates and how quickly his blood sugar then decreases again, is called insulin sensibility. If you skip meals or stay for long time without food, for example if you have not had breakfast, few hours later your blood sugar level drops again and you do not stabilize it with a meal, the stress hormone cortisol counteracts an excessive drop in blood sugar and thus hypoglycaemia by directly and indirectly causing a release of stored carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen, from the liver into the bloodstream. Again insulin is released. The subsequent drop in blood sugar level causes a cravings for food. This when you have no control or choice of food, just open the fridge or stop by the shop and start filling the stomach with sweets, fries, soada ...... So the main thing is the blood sugar level goes up again and the stress level drops.

This is a good reason why we have to think of doing few things:

  • Do not skip meals or eat too irregularly
  • Do not consume too much carbs or just eat what your body needs to function and not to store it as fat
  • Have enough protein
  • Have snacks in between these snacks stabilize your blood sugar
  • Get to the habit of making meals for the day
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