Why Paleo Works – The Myth of the Essential Carbohydrate!

13 Feb

What happens if you don’t eat bread, or milk, or pasta…wil you die? 😉

Is there such thing as an essential carbohydrate? Well, no there isn’t! Your body can’t make fat, and it can’t make protein, but your liver can make sugar via a process called gluconeogenesis. Odd chain fatty-acids can be converted into glucose and that process can be your friend!

Your body is designed to utilize glucose in the blood as “fast energy” and once it runs out, it tasks the liver into producing more glucose through gluconeogenesis. Fat turns into sugar for use by the brain and other organs…that is a good thing if you are trying to lose weight. Why does restricting carbohydrates lead to weight loss? Simple, when you limit carbs your body has to turn to your fat stores to produce glucose. This is basic biochemistry, and if you choose to, you can use it in your favor to lose weight and be healthier. If you over eat carbs your body rarely has to utilize it’s fat to make glucose, and in fact extra glucose gets STORED as fat.

So, what’s your choice?! Are you going to utilize the pathway God gave you to burn fat for energy, or are you going to “lock” that fat in there by overeating carbohydrates? You can complain all you want about “just wanting to eat a sandwich” etc or you can understand the science of your body, and work WITH IT instead of AGAINST IT!

Pretty simple! Now, make your choice. And please, make the right one!



Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Why Paleo Works – The Myth of the Essential Carbohydrate!

  1. Cy

    February 15, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Awesome! When folks ask me about my eating habits I have said many times there are no essential carbs! So happy to see a physician proclaim this! People dont want to believe it.

  2. PaleoHikerMD

    February 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I don’t know why people don’t want to believe it. Pick up any biochemistry book 🙂 thanks for reading.


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