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Why using fat for energy, works!

Recently I spoke about low carbohydrate diets and that the only concern one should have is the development of high levels of ketone bodies in the system, and in fact the brain can utilize ketone bodies as a form of energy. Not only that, but low carbohydrate diets or any diet in fact that causes you to utilize your stored form of fat as energy, is a very efficient way of producing energy in the body and also a very brilliant way of shedding all of that extra body fat! As time goes on and I acquire more knowledge in my studies, efficiency and methods of losing weight, building muscle, etc., will be posted, but for now I want to focus on why using fat for energy works. As mentioned above, there are many diets that forces your body to use the stored form of fat, for energy. In your body, dietary lipids (fats that you consume), are stored as TAGs (triacylglycerols) in your white adipose tissue. It is in these adipose tissue that these TAGs are degraded during states of fasting or when glucose levels are not high in the system, where another source of energy needs to be implemented. This is where beta-oxidation or the use of your stored fat, comes into play. Lets talk quickly about what happens when you’re in a well fed state and you’ve consumed a large amount of carbohydrates in your meal. Once you’ve rolled over and ethnic fatigue starts kicking in, your[…]

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