Glucagon

Glucagon, another fat burning hormone, that is secreted after intense work out

Glucagon regulates and creates more sugar in the blood.

When insulin converts sugar to glycogen, glucagon converts glycogen to sugar.

When your body goes for several hours without glucose, glucagon will try to generate glucose. It  gets glycogen stored in the liver and breaking it down by activating a enzyme called phosphorylase.

Then, due to the rise in blood sugar, insulin is increased again to get the sugar in to the cells.

When liver glycogen depletes, your metabolism switches to using fat to create blood sugar.  Liver glycogen depletes in about 24 hours without food. Weightlifting will shorten this period.

Glucagon Muscle-Destroyer

Because fat-burning is a much more complicated, involved and slower process than sugar burning, the nervous system will always choose sugar burning over fat burning for energy creation.

For this reason it will be easier for the nervous system to create blood sugar from glycogen stores in the muscle preferential to using body fat.  In the process of creating blood sugar from muscle glucose, muscle protein is degraded to amino acids to convert to glucose. This is the muscle destoyer aspect of glucagon ( low calorie diet or low carbs diet)

Where carbohydrate is the trigger for insulin, protein is the trigger for glucagon.

Protein does trigger insulin but at about 30 %, also glucagon is triggered by too little food.

The key here is that unlike other methods of creating sugar in the blood, glucagon does so by breaking down body fat to do so.

As a lifestyle personal trainer, and nutrition consultant, I will teach you how to balance insulin and glucagon for optimal weight loss (fat burning)

I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

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