Since obesity is such a big problem that many people cannot resolve I decided to address this issue again, especially after I was asked to comment on this article:
This article was published by a diet doctor, so we have to understand that he is still practicing and this is why he does not understand the difference between the two fuels that our body uses for energy production.
In this article, I explain the difference between the two fuel systems:
The diet doctor's article is again showing us the dangers of partial knowledge and how this misinformation causes us to come to the wrong conclusion.
The doctor is
telling us that glycogen is stored in the liver and from there it is
easily distributed to the organs and he is telling us that the body
can run on this glycogen for 24 hours.
One claim is only partially correct and the second is a lie.
Most glycogen is stored within the muscle cells, a small amount is stored in the brain and only up to 100 grams can be stored in the liver.
If the good doctor thinks that 100 grams of glycogen can power our body for 24 hours he is delusional, or he simply does not understand what he is talking about.
While fasting, I was losing approximately 300 grams of my fat deposits daily.
Fat has more than three times the caloric value of glucose. This means, converted to glucose, that I would need about 800 grams of glucose to equal the caloric value.
Next, the good doctor is telling us that blood insulin prevents the release of fat from the adipose tissue.
This is an utter lie. If this would be the truth, no triglycerides would be found in the blood while insulin is present and we all know that this is contrary to what we encounter.
Obese people, including diabetics, all have elevated blood triglycerides and high levels of insulin in the blood simultaneously.
fats predestined for cellular energy production and there is never a
shortage of them in the blood.
Then our fuel expert is telling us that the only difference between glucose and fat is that it takes cells longer to produce the required energy from fat than from glucose, so it is like going into the freezer and waiting for the fat to thaw.
Actually, the mechanism of energy production is similar but glycogen is not glucose.
Glycogen is glucose
bonded to protein and as such, it cannot be utilized for energy
Glycogen has to be disarmed first.
I explain that our
cells use the stored glucose only as the buster fuel, for emergencies
and life-threatening situations. This is why most of it is in our
muscles so that we have more power.
In the brain, so
that we can think faster, and as a general donor, in the case that we
are under the stress longer than the glycogen deposits can last.
Glycogen deposits in muscles last about 20 minutes and in the brain
for about 5 minutes.
Glucose is bonded to the protein so that the cell cannot use it unless necessary. This way, cells are being forced to utilize fat for energy production.
The glucose has to
be released from the protein first and for this the action of a
stress hormone is necessary. If we are not under stress, we have no
access to the glucose from glycogen.
This information changes the picture dramatically and as we can see, our nutritional guru, the good doctor, has no clue about it.
The biggest misguided statement is when the doctor tells us that when we eat, the calories are stored in two ways. One is as glucose and the other is as fat.
Actually, the glycogen is not produced from the glucose we eat.
Glycogen is created within the cell and fat is used for its production. Most of the glycogen reserves are made during our sleep and we are not eating while sleeping so no blood glucose is available.
Contrary to misguided teachings, blood sugar is not there as an energy supply. The sugar is present in the blood to able nucleic acid production and the creation of proteins.
The only time the blood glucose will be used for energy production is when the blood glucose levels rise above the calibration point, and this happens only when we eat dietary glucose as food.
Our cells are not programmed to receive glucose for energy production, this is why when we eat dietary carbohydrates and the blood glucose levels increase, our cells refuse to accept it and insulin has to be injected into the blood to dilate the cellular membrane so that glucose can be absorbed.
This is where in time, most health issues come from.
The biggest mistake doctors make is when they evaluate glucose and fat as the same type of fuel presenting the glucose as just faster burning.
Now you see that the
claim that it is easier for the cell to get to the glucose from the
glycogen than to get to the fat is bogus and comes from partial
The reason why our
cells burn glucose is that we are forcing it to do so by ingesting
dietary (cooked and processed) carbohydrates.
The glucose that is
provided through our diet is reprogramming the way our cells behave
and they have to reduce the number of active mitochondria.
This is why an hour after our meal, when the cellular energy goes down, since blood glucose is no longer available (blood glucose levels are within its calibrated margin) cells start using fat for energy production but since the remaining number of still-active mitochondria is low, not enough energy can be manufactured which leads to starvation, stress, and glycogen consumption leaving the body hypoglycemic.
The only correct statement is that when fasting, since glucose becomes unavailable, the body reprograms itself to properly use fat as its energy source and we experience healing. The healing is a result of glucose absence from the cell.
Now here comes the proof that the blood sugar was never meant to nourish our cells.
While fasting, the blood sugar levels are constant and no sugar is being used bu cells for energy production. It is all about the fat, my brothers and sisters.
Love and light to us all.