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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Weight loss won't last if you fast!

Weight loss won't last if you fast! The body, especially the brain, requires a steady supply of glucose (energy from carbohydrates) in order to function properly.

Glucose is stored in the muscles and liver as "glycogen," and for every gram of glycogen stored, there are three grams of water.

So when glycogen stores are diminished during a fast, water is lost, not pounds.


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