Can Glucose Convert To Fat?

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How Long Does It Take For Sugar To Become Fat In Our Body?

Every carb is digested into glucose. Yes, in the end, the candy bar turns into glucose just like the cup of peas. Sure, the candy bar turns into glucose faster, but thats the only difference. The candy bar has a bunch of monosaccharides that are quickly metabolized whereas the peas have a bunch of oligosaccharides that take longer. The sucrose found in a pineapple is no different chemically than the sucrose in our favorite type of dessert. And high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to sucrose. What is especially fattening, then? Overeating. That is, feeding your body more energy than it needs every day, regardless of what foods are providing the excess energy. This study ( ), conducted by researchers at the University of Hawaii, is an extensive review of sugar-related literature. Heres a quote from the paper: It is important to state at the outset that there is no direct connection between added sugars intake and obesity unless excessive consumption of sugar-containing beverages and foods leads to energy imbalance and the resultant weight gain. Overconsumption and energy imbalance are the keys here. The more carbohydrates you eat, the more energy (calories) you put into yo Continue reading >>

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  1. Mrsollie

    I tried to do a search about waking up hot and sweaty, but all of them talk about this happening BEFORE keto. I started keto almost 2 weeks ago and during that time I have woken up 4 different times drenched in sweat and I was hot. My husband even commented on it one night asking if I was ok when I woke up. Is this normal?? Is this part of keto flu, I haven't really had any symptoms of keto flu.

  2. Jacquie

    Do you mind me asking your age?

  3. Mrsollie

    I am 30.

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Do Our Bodies Convert All Food (fats, Carbs And Proteins) To Glucose, Or In Other Words, Do Our Cells Burn Anything Other Than Glucose?

Answered May 12, 2015 Author has 219 answers and 550.2k answer views Our body doesn't convert all the carbs, proteins and fat we eat to glucose! Carbohydrates: Only those carbohydrates which are digestible by our gut are used, remaining else (cellulose for that matter) remains in the gut, absorbs water and aids in proper digestion; the so called roughage. Yeah, the digested ones which may either give glucose, fructose or galactose as the final product, are all converted to glucose. Proteins: All amino acids obtained from the protein digestion are not converted to glucose, only a few of them are, remaining is converted to ketone bodies (another energy suppplier as glucose). Fats: Fats (neutral fats or triglycerides) are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol. From this, only glycerol and odd chain fatty acid (cf. even chain fatty acid) can produce glucose. So, what's with this compulsion of glucose to be present in the blood in the right quantity always? "Lest the brain will be starved, for it needs glucose from blood", you would have heard. Partly true because brain can live by utilizing ketone bodies as well. But for an optimal neurotransmitter (chemical signals aiding communi Continue reading >>

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  1. austinpsycho

    So I have discovered, and devoured quite a few episodes of 2 keto dudes. There's some really great information about the metabolic rate and how it relates to longer fasts. Maybe I just haven't gotten far enough in the show yet, but I am really interested in how the metabolism responds to both intermittent fasting, and more generally, how the presumably lower calorie count maintained on keto affects said rate.
    I've been on keto for about a month now, and I worry that as I eat less, my body will become more efficient with those calories, and I'll need to eat even less and so on. I very much appreciate any information you guys can provide, or point me at. Thanks so much.

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    I am really interested in how the metabolism responds to both intermittent fasting, and more generally, how the presumably lower calorie count maintained on keto affects said rate.
    This would be an incorrect assumption, at least to the extent that the point of keto and/or IF is not to reduce calories. For those who have a good deal of body fat from which to draw energy, once they've gotten insulin sufficiently low to make that energy source available, reduced foot intake may be an effect of keto. Hopefully, that distinction is clear. The point is not to maintain a "lower calorie count". The point is to eat fewer foods (i.e. carbs) that stimulate insulin production, and more foods that don't (i.e. fat) while eating sufficient protein to maintain lean body mass.

    I worry that as I eat less, my body will become more efficient with those calories, and I'll need to eat even less and so on.
    If you restrict calories, your body doesn't "become more efficient" per se. It slows your metabolism to compensate. So you may feel cold or sluggish, or other effects. But if you eat a well-formulated ketogenic diet, how much you eat is determined by whether or not you are sated.
    You'll see this formula repeated often, because it is easy to remember, easy for most folks to follow, and it usually works:
    No more than 20g of carbs per day (important, not a percentage, but a hard limit of 20g, which will allow most folks to get into ketosis)
    Sufficient protein to maintain lean body mass (approx. 0.5-1g per kg of lean body mass)
    Fat to sateity.

    Don't worry about calories. And if you've only been at this for a month, don't worry about fasting yet. Keep it simple, and KCKO (Keep Calm and Keto On).

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    Don't worry about calories. And if you've only been at this for a month, don't worry about fasting yet. Keep it simple, and KCKO (Keep Calm and Keto On).

    It almost seems like most people doing Keto need to fast in order to continue loosing weight. When I was doing "my version" of the Atkins induction diet I definitely felt like I ate more and more often was never hungry and could loose weight as long as I was consistent. I hate food journaling, but for the 8 or 10 days that I did journal I was eating at least a couple of large meals a day and some low carb snacking. Several of those days I had a late night 20 oz rib eye and logged a little over 5000 calories per day and was loosing weight rapidly (didn't loose on 6000+ cal days) and this is after I had already lost over 100 pounds. BUT now after I started some intermittent fasting and backing down on the protein consumption I feel as if my metabolism has slowed way down and I have to be much more restrictive in how much I eat if I want to loose weight or even hold even. I do Not feel lethargic and I definitely am not cold just seems I have messed up my metabolism like @austinpsycho is concerned about, definitely cheaper I don't snack during the day and I skip meals but kind of inconvenient and discouraging having to be more restrictive if I don't want to gain weight say nothing of trying to loose those extra pounds I still need to get rid of.

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Video by Ulf Smith, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, The Lundberg Laboratory for Diabetes Research, Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gteborg University, Gteborg, Sweden Produced by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk

Conversion Of Carbohydrate To Fat In Adipose Tissue: An Energy-yielding And,therefore, Self-limiting Process.

Conversion of carbohydrate to fat in adipose tissue: an energy-yielding and,therefore, self-limiting process. A theoretical analysis of the energy metabolism associated with the conversion ofglucose to fat is presented. In tissues where the pentose cycle furnishes some ofthe NADPH required for fatty acid synthesis, this conversion is an ATP-yieldingprocess. In rat adipose tissue the maximal rate of glucose conversion to fat can be quantatively predicted on the basis of the tissue's ability to use the ATPwhich is generated in excess during this conversion. The energy-generating natureof this process provides the means for a type of regulation which depends onmetabolic state and which, during fasting, contributes to the sparing ofcarbohydrate. Impairment of lipogenesis in the fasting state is attributed to adecrease in the activity of the malate cycle and to the presence of free fattyacids. However, rather than by inhibiting specific enzymes, it is by virtue oftheir quality as substrates for energy production that free fatty acids and theirCoA derivatives appear to inhibit de novo lipogenesis. The regulatory phenomenadiscussed here may explain the failure of the attempts made to ide Continue reading >>

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  1. SnowPetal

    Per week weightloss that is.

  2. thepapillon

    I've done this a few times while trying to lose weight... and am doing it now. I would say the first week you lose a lot. (5-7 pounds or so) After the first week I found it reduces to more like 3-4 pounds. I think it also depends on your weight. If you have extra weight, it'll come off easier than someone trying to get those last few pounds off. Good luck!

  3. SnowPetal

    That's good to know, thanks.
    I am also doing a lower calorie ketogenic diet as well. I'm hoping I can lose a pound a day like the hcg diet. But I will see.

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