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            hen it all comes comes down to it, I know some people will disagree, but fruit will make you fat.  Period. 

Don't take me the wrong way - fruits are important.  They've got a lot of vitamins we need.  However, it contains FRUCTOSE, which converts to fat if not used immediately. 

In this article,  I want to tell you when you can eat your fruit to make sure that that fructose, the sugar that is found in fruit, doesn't get converted into fat.  First off,  I need to explain how carbohydrates are stored and how they are metabolized within the body.

When you consume carbohydrates, they're stored in the body in two forms: 

A) muscle glycogen
B) liver glycogen

Glycogen is a stored form of carbohydrate. Your body will either shuttle those carbohydrates into storage within the muscle or into storage within the liver.

The difference is that glucose (or the simple monosaccharides that come from regular starches) are shuttled in as muscle glycogen and ONLY muscle glycogen.  Fructose, on the other hand, is shuttled directly into the liver as liver glycogen. Glucose will not replenish liver glycogen and fructose will not replenish muscle glycogen.  They are separate.  It's that simple. 

The liver can usually hold roughly two to three glasses of orange juice worth of fructose or worth of carbohydrates.  Whereas the muscles, obviously, you've got a lot more throughout your body can hold significantly more.  You can get away with eating more starches or more regular sugars or other kinds of glucose than you can fructose.  

Here's the killer fact:  when you consume too much fructose, the liver glycogen gets full and OVERFLOWS triggering an insomatic process that tells the body to start storing the extra fructose as body fat.  More often than not, it goes right to the midsection where we don't really want it.  This is terrible if you're trying to get in the best possible shape for your wedding day.

If you crave fruits, having it before your workout is best!  Why? ...because the body is going to want to use that fructose first as it's readily available for energy.  Before it's processed down the liver and stored as glycogen, it's flown to the blood stream and readily available.  The perfect time that you can use it when you're in the gym.  

After a workout, get the muscle glycogen filled up by eating LOW GLYCEMIC FOOD (read my previous post FAT WILL NOT MAKE YOU FAT) and leave the fruit out of the equation. Remember, it doesn't take much fruit to fill up the liver glycogen with fructose.  

I hope this all make sense!  Best of luck getting into the most amazing shape for your wedding day!



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