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Nutrition- top workouts- fatloss- recovery advice: CRAPPY SLEEP!!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011


CRAPPY SLEEP!!!!!! I realized about 2 weeks ago the reason WHY I was waking up in the middle of the night and feeling so alert that I could run a mile... YIKES! After reading a bunch of articles on sleep I had an epiphany, my body was going into gluconeogensis... GLUCONEOGENEIS is when your body breaks down muscle tissue for quick glucose to the brain and body, this quick rise in blood sugar forces you to wake up with an adrenaline surge .. GEEEZZ I was eating dinner too early and/or not getting in enough energy foods to get my body fueled with glycogen through the night.. I was eating fish before bed... BAD SOURCE OF ENERGY! REMEDY: now I eat a table spoon of extra virgin coconut oil before bed... Because I eat coconut fat and not carbs this means that my body only takes what it can burn and does NOT STORE converted triglycerides !! LEARN MORE ABOUT: extra virgin coconut oil as energy :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I noticed some errors in your posting. I am a molecular biologist, and wanted to give you some tips on how your body functions. To clarify, when you eat fat, the body stores it for later use. The body never breaks down any fat as soon as you eat it. It is always put into storage in the adipose tissue. Once you burn through all the glycogen stored within the cells, the body then breaks down the fat stored in adipose tissue. Gluconeogenesis is the process by which the body breaks down either protein or fat and converts it (in the liver) into glucose. The word "gluconeogenesis" actually means the creation of new glucose. Since our brains can only use glucose as its sole energy source, the blood glucose level must remain at a certain level. When it falls below this level your body must perform gluconeogenesis to produce more glucose for proper brain function. The body does not necessarily use its own body tissue (muscle) for this. It can use fat stored in adipose tissue or protein from foods we eat, and then as a last resort the body will break down its own muscle tissue. But this will usually happen only in cases of extreme anorexia, when the body has no fat stores. As for the last part about eating coconut oil, again, the body will not use any fat you eat right away. It immediately puts it into storage in the adipose tissue. The best thing you can do is eat a small amount of carbs sometime before bed. Carbs help regulate how sleepy you get and help promote sleep. They are the easiest for the body to break down, and will immediately be turned into glucose for energy. The one trick is to eat a complex carb, so it takes longer to digest. This will release the glucose to your body slowly, in small doses, so as not to give you a sugar rush. I hope this helps!