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Health and Fitness
At the Gym
Stretching and Yoga
Food and Diet
- Basic low carb, high protein diet for now
- Insulin - “the storage hormone”
- Glucagon - “the burn hormone”
- G/I govern the level of blood sugar (glucose) in the blood stream. (too high/low amounts will kill you)
- When the blood sugar levels are high, insulin is released to *store* it in the muscles etc. If the storage areas are full, the excess sugar will be stored in the fat cells as glycogen → making the fat cells larger. The body will do what ever it takes to lower the sugar to acceptable levels in the blood stream!
- When the blood sugar levels are low, glucagon is released to start the release of sugar that has been stored and to convert it from other building blocks → fat is released as Triglyceride and moved to cells that need it, the cell's enzymes break it down and the remaining fatty acids are burned inside the cell's mitochondria to provide energy.
The fat cell storage is controlled further by lipoprotein lipase that stored the fat in the cells and hormone-sensitive lipase that releases stored fat from the cells in to the blood stream.
- For the fat to reach inside the mitochondria, they need carnitine BUT, if the insuline levels are high, the carnitine is inhibited and the triglyceride is not burned in the cell's mitochondria and instead moved onwards to be stored in the fat cells.
- insulin stimulates the activity of lipoprotein lipase and glucagon inhibits it.
- glucagon stimulates the hormone-sensitive lipase and insulin inhibits it.
Things to research:
- http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/ (Rapid Fat Loss, Flexible Dieting, The Ketogenic Diet, Ultimate Diet 2)
- For motivation:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceFyF9px20Y (Fructose)
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