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Can You Out-Exercise Bad Eating Habits?

Mar 26, 2015

• You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet, but you can eat your way to a fitter and healthier body
• What you eat can either add to or take away from your exercise benefits
• Fructose, sugar, and grains are among the most damaging foods you can eat, while whole foods, including avocado, eggs and high-quality whey protein, are supportive
• A Poor Diet Turns on Your Body's Fat Switch...
• Further, dietary sugar, and fructose in particular, is a significant "tripper of your fat switch." Dr. Richard Johnson discovered the method that animals use to gain fat prior to times of food scarcity, which turned out to be a powerful adaptive benefit.
• His research showed that fructose activates a key enzyme, fructokinase, which in turn activates another enzyme that causes cells to accumulate fat. When this enzyme is blocked, fat cannot be stored in the cell.
• Interestingly, this is the exact same "switch" animals use to fatten up in the fall and to burn fat during the winter. Fructose is the dietary ingredient that turns on this "switch," causing cells to accumulate fat, both in animals and in humans.
• Not to mention, avoiding sugar is especially important if you do high-intensity exercises, which will boost your body's production of human growth hormone (HGH). Consuming carbs within a couple of hours prior to or after such exercise will effectively prevent HGH from being produced.


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