Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It's All About Fat Burning
In making our energy reserves, the body burns a combination of carbohydrates, fat, and glucose. With regards to the quantity of each, it all depends on our recent physical activities and food intake. But as a rule, whenever we use up more energy than what we get from the food and drinks we consume daily, our body would compensate by obtaining energy from stored fat, carbohydrates, and even protein. It does so on an automatic basis whether or not we exercise regularly.
Such is the process involved every time we starve ourselves: our bodies start to consume itself, figuratively speaking that is. Acting to keep your current weight, the body drops our metabolic rate. However, this relies on the following factors: our family history, genetics, and the manner whereby we eat and exercise. Although recognized, this innate tendency doesn't always apply to every one of us.
The main energy sources of our bodies are fat and glucose. Protein, which is also changed to glucose in the absence of carbs and during emergencies, is taken from beans, dairy products, and meats. As is its typical process, our bodies burn a combination of these nutrients for energy except during very high intensities.