Metabolic Flexibility Metabolic flexibility refers to the ability of the body to switch its primary fuel source. Specifically it is the ability to transition between the two primary energy sources which is lipids (fats) and carbohydrates (sugars). Normally, after a (carbohydrate rich) meal, the primary goal of the body is to normalize the hyperglycemia (elevation of blood sugar), which was driven by dietary carbohydrates. Logically, the body shifts towards a carbohydrate storage and carbohydrate metabolic[…]
How many grams of carbs do you really need? The simple answer is zero. There are essential fatty acids. This includes alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acids) and linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acids). There are essential amino acids. Examples are phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. There are no essential carbohydrates.
Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults: Analyzing the study and data. A recent study published in the prestigious Journal of American Medical association (JAMA), has concluded that “there was no significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet vs a healthy low-carbohydrate diet.” Interestingly, upon review of the entire publication, it is obvious that there is much more to the publication than what the authors decided to selectively comment on in the abstract.