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Regarding Fatburning Index

Regarding Fatburning Index

Postby Keri » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Interesting concept about what you called "FBIndex." However, could you please elaborate on mechanisms: how come one can disregard counting anything - carbs, calories, fats, protein?! Not controlling portions?! How about the laws of physics :) - I'm pleased you used the European paradox aproach

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Regarding Fatburning Index

Postby seldon1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:12 am

Hi Deneese,

It's rather simple. Every food or meal consists of three major nutrient group called macronutrients. They are: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats(lipids.)

Every macronutrient causes a cascade of hormonal changes that shift the balance between two major competing metabolic hormones, insulin and glucagon, toward prevailing one or another. If insulin prevails, the fat storing rate is greater than fat burning. If glucagon prevails, fat burning rat is greater than fat storing.

When the diet is high in fat and low in carbs AND protein, glucagon rules, resulting in fat burning, including the body-fat burning. In this case, the body fat is considered(by the body) as good a fuel as any food - thus the decreased hunger.

What's more, an entirely different biochemical pathway is triggered - the fat-utilizing pathway instead of the carb one. The body no longer "expects" to run on carbohydrate fuel -- thus the decreased(or totally absent) cravings.

Decreased hunger and cravings lead to decreased amount of foods eaten and fewer calories consumed - without INTENTIONAL calorie restriction.

But even with the SAME amount of calories consumed, if these calories come mostly from fats, the body burn more of its own fat AT REST than if it would while on a high-carb diet.

The last not least thing to mention, the advantage of NOT COUNTING carbs became more evident recently due to the finding that the counting simply doesn't work for the majority of dieters.

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