The Sneaky Hormone Making You Fat and Sick
Ever wonder how the nutrients in your food (especially carbs) get to your cells?
And how your body decides whether to turn the nutrients into lean, healthy muscle...or sloppy, ugly fat?
Oh, you haven't wondered, you say?
Well too bad, you're gonna find out anyway!
(And if you're smart about it, you'll act on this IMMEDIATELY if you want to lose fat).
Let's jump into it.
The sneaky hormone that partially controls your fat vs. muscle storage is...
It moves/shuttles nutrients (like carbs) (and also protein) into your cells to be stored for energy.
(Note: While protein does ramp up insulin, it also increases "glucagon", a hormone that basically has the OPPOSITE effect of insulin. This is why moderate to high protein diets can help cause rapid fat loss, despite high insulin output).
Anyway, when you eat excess carbs, insulin production increases to "deal with" these nutrients
Most times, though, there is so much insulin trying to force your way into your cells that your cells literally "resist" the flow...
And a condition called "insulin resistance" develops.
Insulin resistance can lead to unwanted fat gain, diabetes onset, and (alongside chronic inflammation) seems to play a role in MOST major diseases.
==> Stop Insulin Resistance (and 2 other fat triggers) here
The real problem here is: For years, we've been eating toxic, high carb foods (and factory-made industrial fats)...
(As a result of people being told to "run away" from naturally raised meats and eggs, and other healthy fats, and instead eat high-sugar, low fat processed grains)...
And this high carb intake is converted to "glycogen", which is basically a form of carb-based energy.
And this carb-based energy is NEVER used up
That's because most of us spend long hours at the office behind a desk, followed by a (sometimes dreadful) commute home (while sitting down of course), and a high-carb/insulin spiking meal to end the day.
We keep stuffing in more carbs...giving our body no chance to "use" or "dispose" of it properly.
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