The popular adage “you are what you eat” many not be true when it comes to weight gain and fat storage. Dietary fat is not necessarily stored as body fat, while carbohydrates are easily stored as body fat. Carbohydrates are found in many of the foods typically consumed today’s diet.
High-carb breakfast foods include breakfast cereals, toast, jam, milk, yogurt, granola bars and fruits, and other meals may also include large amounts of carbohydrates, such as bread, pizza crust, rice, potatoes and pasta.
One of the reasons why carbohydrates lead to weight gain is the fact that their consumption leaves people feeling hungry. The consumption of carbohydrates results in the release of insulin, which removes the nutrients from the bloodstream in the expectation of the arrival of more nutrients, which leaves people feeling not quite satiated – even hungry.
By being always hungry, you are more likely to end up eating more and to gain weight as a result.
The consumption of carbohydrates can actually cause an addiction for many people, because of the serotonin release they induce. Serotonin is a brain chemical that improves the mood and induces a relaxing effect by decreasing stress and anxiety as well as reducing pain.
People with low serotonin levels may therefore reach for more and more carbohydrates in an attempt to feel better, which can eventually lead to weight gain.
After eating carbohydrates, the pancreas responds by producing insulin, which is mainly responsible for regulating blood sugar levels by letting the carbohydrates, broken down into sugar, enter the cells of the liver and muscles to be used for energy.
However, insulin also has the role of regulating fat storage. High levels of circulating insulin, which are associated with the consumption of carbohydrates, help with the storage of carbohydrates and excess calories not required for immediate use as fat. In other words, carbohydrates promote the release of insulin, which in turn promotes fat storage.
Low-Carb Diets for Weight Loss
Many studies have proven the effectiveness of diets with a lower carbohydrate intake for weight loss, as shown in a study published in 2008 in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Obese men were assigned to either a very low carbohydrate intake, with 4 percent of the calories as carbohydrates, or a moderate carbohydrate diet, with about 35 percent of the calories as carbohydrates.
Although participants were allowed to eat to satiety in both groups, the group with the lowest carb intake lost significantly more weight in four weeks, 7Kg’s compared to 4.8kg’s in the moderate-carb group.
The researchers conducting this study found that diets with a very low carbohydrate intake and higher fat intake resulted in significantly less hunger, which facilitates the weight loss process.
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