365 Ways #127–Fat doesn’t make you fat Posted on September 16, 2010, 0 Comments

#127–fat doesn’t turn into fat, because it doesn’t stimulate insulin release which is a prerequisite of storing fat. Carbohydrates do stimulate the release of insulin. Insulin’s job is to open the cells of the body so that the glucose in your blood can enter. Yet, whenever the quantity of carbohydrates consumed is greater than the body can immediately use or store in the form of glycogen, the excess is converted into triglycerides and stored as fat. Bagel with jelly and some orange juice for breakfast=carbs with carbs and some carbs for breakfast=a workout for your pancreas as it tries to produce enough insulin to keep up with your food choices.

Add some protein which will stimulate the production of glucagen. Glucagen’s job is to counter insulin and help maintain a steady blood sugar level. So make sure that all the macronutrients, carbohydrate, protein, and fat, are present at each meal or snack. Your pancreas (not to mention your abs, thighs, and butt) will thank you.