Sugar Quickly Makes a Fatty Liver

Sugar Quickly Makes a Fatty Liver

Soda, Juice and Candy make a Fatty Liver

sugar experiment

Your Liver converts extra Carbs into Fat that tend to stay in the Liver.

The extra carbs your liver transforms into fat also get exported into your blood as VLDL cholesterol which are tiny little carrying balloons for triglycerides (fat). When these VLDL’s empty their cargo of fat (triglycerides) you are left with LDL cholesterol, the type doctors say is bad. Not only that, but a fatter liver becomes more insulin resistant and causes you to produce more insulin all the time. Chronically high insulin levels are at the root of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many more conditions. It’s a vicious cycle – learn more about insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia at this article “Drying Up the Root”.

This study is eye opening to say the least.

Effect of short-term carbohydrate overfeeding and long-term weight loss on liver fat in overweight humans

The scientists overfed people an extra 1,000 calories of carbohydrates every day for 3 weeks. (Not too hard to do, BTW)

The extra 1,000 calories in carbs came from:

  1. a bag of what we call “gummy” here in America,
  2. a bottle of Soda and
  3. a box of pineapple juice

The results will open your eyes to what really causes fatty liver, insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Results after just 3 weeks:

  1. The people only gained an average of 2 pounds of total body weight
  2. But their liver fat went up an astonishing 27%, in just three weeks.

27 percent

Just three weeks of overeating a high sugar diet quickly begins the process of fatty liver,

  1. which increases your insulin resistance,
  2. which cause you to produce more insulin when you eat,
  3. which cause you to store more of what you eat as fat (belly stealing your breakfast making you both hungry and tired),
  4. which cause your triglycerides and VLDL (fat in blood) to increase,

All of these and more I haven’t mentioned, cause the vicious cycle of weight gain and disease, called “metabolic syndrome“, that is widespread in our modern society.

Watch my video Drying Up the Root – for more about Metabolic Syndrome and what you can do about it and or more about why you should fast and how short term daily fasting along with a simple LCHF diet can really improve your health:

How Your Liver Gets Fat – a short 5 minute clip

The above clip from a much longer and fantastic enhanced audio lecture by Prof. Roy Taylor, called “Reversing the irreversible: Type 2 diabetes and you“.  Prof. Roy Taylor is a pioneer in the reversal of type 2 diabetes and the author of the Banting Memorial Lecture 2012 Reversing the twin cycles of Type 2 diabetes.

Prof. Taylor has a video lecture about this same topic at this link. Some mobile phone will not be able to play this, but it works fine on a desktop computer –

What happens to the carbs?

– this is an article from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in which he outlines in nine steps what happens to extra carbs when we overeat them.

If you keep eating carbohydrate the resultant simple sugars will, at first, be stored. The human body can pack away around 1,500 calories of sugar. However, once this limit is reached, the liver will turn the rest into fat. – from “What happens to the Carbs?

Bottom line, extra carbs fatten your liver and clog your arteries.

Extra carbs also clog your pancreas, as the video clip above (How Your Liver Gets Fat) describes.

You can only store a SMALL amount of Sugar

The extra is burned or converted to FAT

In my article, “Don’t Let Your Belly Steal Your Breakfast“, I wrote about the work of famous researcher George Cahill, who told us your body can only store about 1500 calories of sugar, the rest will be burned or stored as fat.

How Much Energy Does a Person Have Stored Sugar (glycogen)?

Back in 1970 scientist George F. Cahill wrote the following facts about the average size man:

Starvation in man. The New England journal of medicine. 1970 Mar 19;282(12):668-75.

70-kg man (154 pounds) has the following energy stored on his body
Type of Energy Weight of Energy
Glycogen (stored form of sugar) 300–400 grams 1500
mobilizable Muscle Protein 6–7 kg (13.2 – 15.4 pounds) 25,000
triacylglycerol (fat) in (fat cells) 10–15 kg ( 22 – 33 pounds) 125,000

1500 hundred calories in glycogen, the storage form of sugar, so if the body can not burn extra carbohydrates and it can’t store too many of them, then it converts them to FAT.
It’s complex biology, but a pretty simple idea, we store fat because we can’t store anything else for the long term survival of our body in lean times.

You are either FEEDING and getting fatter or FASTED and burning that stored fat.

Eat-Stop-EatMost diets cause you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long for most people. The LCHF (low carb/high fat) diet turns off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life and gives you control, gives you freedom without using “will power”. This will enable to do what is called “intermittent fasting”.

Intermittent Fasting or Short-term fasting.

You need to learn about this wonderful and easy process of not eating and all the many things it can do to help you lose weight and reverse many of the health issues a high insulin level causes.

The most complete source of information on intermittent fasting can be gained all in one convenient book, which I highly recommend.
I’ve written a critical review of some of the parts, but I still think “Eat, Stop, Eat” is the best fasting book you can find at this time.

See my REVIEW at this link –

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Hello, I’m Bob Briggs, I’m a 51 year old man who lost 145 lbs in 14 months.

I’m a middle aged man, but I feel young again and you can too.

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But, you don’t know my whole story until you understand I lost 145 lbs with both Butter AND Fasting.

Most diets force you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long. A better way is eating healthy fats, like Butter, which turn off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life. This gives you complete appetite control.

This appetite control gives you freedom without using “will power” and enables you to do what is called “intermittent fasting“.

No diet or exercise plan can DO for you what Short Term Fasting can do.

But until you actually learn all the things intermittent fasting can DO for you, it’s just my word and my story, it doesn’t relate to you.

They call me Butter Bob, but the truth is, I could just as easily be called Fasting Bob.

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