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What Are Two Advantages Of Fat Over Carbohydrates For Fuel Storage In The Body
If someone doesn't get any Fat in their diet, would the body still be able to get enough fat to survive from just converting Carbohydrates?
Essential nutrients: Hi. Simple answer - no. There are essential nutrients that we MUST get from our diet because the human body can't make its own. Such things include (but are NOT limited to!): essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin B12, and on and on. If you get zero fat, you WILL be essential fatty acid deficient. Healthy diet! No fad diets! ...Read more
Digestion: It would be unusual for your body not to be able to digest all three of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. What makes you think that you are not able to digest them? Have you had any test that showed that? If you have, I would be happy to help you with your dietary issues. Just find me on HealthTap Concierge and have your test results handy to upload. Good luck. ...Read more
How many cups of rice does my body need? I'm 5'2 and 56 kgs. I think im fat. What can I eat aside form rice that's rich in carbohydrates?
Depends on your: Activity level and what types of rice you eat. Breads and pastas have a significant amount of carbs as well. You should consume roughly 1800 to 2000 calories per day ...Read more
Information: There are complicated biochemical reactions that take place in the liver. ...Read more
Is it possible for an endomorph to adapt his body to metabolize carbs better so they don't store as fat?
No: The only solution is to minimize the intake of carbs and control portion size. Regular exercise also helps. ...Read more
See below: If you want to understand carbohydrate metabolism go to YouTube and look for Dr. Steve Phinney, MD, he will give you a wonderful lecture on how carbohydrate metabolism affects people. I hope this helps you. ...Read more
Age, and gender: Normal body functions require a baseline of energy- approx. 12-1600 cal based on age, ht/wt, gender and genetic predisposition. If you have chronically dieted, consuming less than 1200 cal/day your body will adapt and burn less. The concept of increase energy use- exercise with reduced calories should prove to be a vital combination to lose weight. ...Read more
Yes: Excess calories are converted into fat which the body stores. ...Read more
What's the best way to decrease body fat I run a lot and do not consume very many calories or carbs just not working any tips?
I am an endomorph & struggle to lose body fat, in order to reach 10% body fat or less, should I only have carbs post workout?
The body burns carbs first so does that mean if I eat 100g of carbs today, my body will have to burn all 100g of carbs before my body burns fat?
Largely Yes But Time: Between carb ingestion ; exercise is also a major issue. If intense exercise immediately follows carb ingestion, then your idea makes sense. However, body dose not store much energy as carb; storage capacity very limited ; liver quickly converts excess carb beyond immediate needs ; limited storage into triglyceride fats, fructose >85% converted to fat rapidly. So best: stick to hflc real foods. ...Read more
Is it true that if you have no carbs in your diet, only fat and protein, you will die eventually from Ketoacidosis since the body will use Ketones?
Carb diet: Short answere: NoGet a more detailed answer ›
If the body burns carbs first then dose that mean even if I reach calorie deficit I still won't be burning be burning fat?
It's more complex...: The human body likes to use glucose (a sugar, thus a carb), which comes from the food in the stomach & small intestine, and from the liver (where glucose is stored in a starch form called glycogen). As long as one is not eating enough to supply glucose to his cells, his liver will run low on glucose/glycogen, and his body will burn other fuels like fat (and even protein) to keep his cells working. ...Read more
I am a boxer & have trouble losing body fat, will I get lean by eating 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight & about 150g of carbs per day?
I am an endomorph, wil I gain lean muscle if I have 1-1.5g of protein, 0.5g of carbs & 0.5g of fat per pound of body weight every workout day?
Probably: This is enough protein, and I am glad you are counting. This caloric intake won't result in spectacular weight gain or loss if you're sedentary. The real key to getting the body you want will be intensive aerobic exercise. It would be great if you find an activity that you truly enjoy that will also burn lots of calories. Congratulations on your new lifestyle & good luck. ...Read more
Last 2 a1c's were 5.8. I already exercise 1 hour/day, limit carbs to healthy ones (beans, oats). 18% body fat. What do I need to do to prevent Type2?
I have belly fat. I walk everyday and try to eat less carbs but belly fats isn't going. Rest of the body is in shape but this belly is bulging out. Hlp?
Calories count!: It's great that you are modifying her diet and exercising. Certainly reducing carbohydrate intake is a start, but a balanced diet is the ultimate answer. As far as "belly fat" goes, fat is the hardest substance in the body to "burn" (metabolize). If you are walking now, yet you are not losing belly fat, it means that your current exercise regimen is insufficient to metabolize the fat. ...Read more
Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so I would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more
If the diet provides more carbohydrate than the body requires, does the excess energy goes into long-term storage?
Yes, FAT!: If you eat more than you need your body stores the excess as fat, whether you are eating more carbs, protein or fat. Your body has limited glycogen stores that it will quickly replace but fat is the body's way to provide for times of famine. Best to eat what you need, or increase your exercise to increase what your body needs! ...Read more
See below: The key ingredient, the alpha-amylase inhibitor present is white kidney bean extract (aka phaseolus vulgaris). ...Read more
Not exactly: Sure what you mean. As the composition of the ingredients used and techniques used to prepare the ingredients determine the amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in food. ...Read more
Eating: There is no simple answer to this question. It varies and is a complex issue based upon what else one is eating, what diseases one has; if one is on medication, etc. I would be interested what prompts the question. There seems to be little real life use for this information since it will change every day in each human. ...Read more
What's a good diet that allows you to eat fats/carbohydrates in moderation without gaining any weight?
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. Webpage: drfairchild. Org. ...Read more
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