All food, from potatoes to pork, is made up of macronutrients, micronutrients, and water. Macronutrients – proteins, carbohydrates, and fats – are the only food components that provide energy (measured as calories) to sustain life. While some amount of each macronutrient is necessary for normal function, they each play very different roles in fat metabolism.
Humans require different amounts of each macronutrient for optimal health and fat-burning. Fats and proteins are essential to human health, but the reason most people are fat is because they are eating far too many carbohydrates.
Your body can either store or burn fat, but not both at the same time. Eating refined carbohydrates effectively flips the switch from burning fat (called lipolysis) to storing it (called lipogenesis).
Have you noticed that you or most people around you tend to gain weight every year after their mid-20’s even though they haven’t changed their diet or exercise habits? It is very likely that this is due to insulin resistance, an extremely common condition that results from long-term overconsumption of carbohydrates.
The good news is that you can control insulin and your metabolism through your diet and lifestyle. Eating the right foods will boost insulin sensitivity, reverse insulin resistance, and restore effective fat-burning mechanisms.
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