How Fat is Stored & Burnt?


How Fat is Stored & Burnt?

 Intermittent Fasting has been found to be a powerful fat burning and weight loss tool.

How does it work?

It is important to understand some of the key factors:

  • How the body stores energy
  • How the body uses energy 
  • our hormones role in this process The body is either in a state of storing energy or burning energy. 

There is no middle ground. What does this mean? If you aren't burning sugar, you're storing it as either fat or glycogen. Does this mean you have to work out constantly? Short answer no. Exercise is only 10% of the weight loss equation. Your body burns energy in many different ways. When you are stationary, your body uses energy as it completes its functions. This is what BMR means. Even though your cells might be burning energy, any excess will be stored. This would be considered a state of storage.

Wait! Logic would dictate less food and more exercise if we were burning sugar or storing it. It seems straight forward. If you are reading this, you most likely have tried this approach. Either you saw results in the beginning, only to have them come to a halt, or you put it all back on when you return to your normal lifestyle.

How do I lose weight?

To get a better picture, we need to understand two principles.

1. How sugar is stored and burned.

2. Our hormones are involved in this process.

Burn fat by exercise

How is an Energy stored?

 The body has two ways to store energy. A variety of different macronutrients are broken down into food. Our cells use these macronutrients in a variety of ways. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar and sent to cells to use for energy. If there is excess blood sugar in the bloodstream, it will be stored as glycogen. The body can only hold so much fuel. Excess sugar is stored as fat in the stores once they are full.

How is energy used?

When our cells need more energy than the bloodstream can provide, they convert it into sugar through a process called glycogenolysis. Our blood sugar levels are going back to normal after our glycogen stores are emptied. When the stores are empty, fat will be broken down for energy. We are burning fat.


➢ Excess glucose will be turned into glycogen for storage, triggered by
high blood sugar

➢ Once glycogen stores are full, excess glucose will be turned into fat
for storage

➢ When blood sugar levels drop, glycogen will be turned back into
glucose and added to the bloodstream

➢ When glycogen stores are emptied, fat will be broken down and
released into the bloodstream for energy

Now you have a rough idea of how and why the body stores and uses energy,

Post a Comment

© Official Jobs. All rights reserved. Distributed by Techy Darshan Distributed by Pro Templates