al asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 weeks ago

Are carbohydrates your body's preferred energy source?

3 Answers

  • Logan
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    The body's preferred energy source is glycogen, which is stored in muscles and liver. Glycogen is a carbohydrate, but your body can make it from protein, fat or carbohydrate. When you exercise in a glycogen depleted state your muscle's next choice is to consume their own protein. Fat is also consumed when glycogen is depleted. To lose fat without losing muscle, exercise in a well fed state then restrict calories later in the day. Most fat loss should occur during sleep.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Under normal circumstances. Under an extended caloric deficit, it is ketones that the liver produces when it uses the stored fat reserves in the body.

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