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Published on July 26th, 2017 | by Thomas Brenton


Why We Gain Weight from Carbohydrates

First of all, don’t think of eating carbohydrates as our rival. They are a fuel source for the body, just not the best source. Carbohydrate consumption is known to contribute to weight gain and excess body fat; however, this can be avoided by consuming healthier types of carbohydrates and sticking to some kind of managed daily allowance.

After the body converts carbohydrates into glucose, any leftover fuel gets converted into a polysaccharide called glycogen. The liver and muscles store glycogen for later use as energy, and quickly turns it back to glucose when needed. The issue is that glycogen tends to make muscle tissues hold onto extra water, ultimately making the number on the weight scale increase.

Ideally, we want to use fat as our energy source, and if we’re eating right and drinking plenty of PH-balanced water, weight loss becomes less of a struggle. When we dramatically reduce our carbohydrate intake, weight loss can occur rather quickly because when we do this, we’re burning up the body’s storage of glycogen, forcing the muscles to release the extra water weight.

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About the Author

Thomas Brenton is a contributing author for Natural Awakenings of Northern New Jersey.

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