12 Sep 2007
A recurring theme in your personalized program is "balance." There is a balance in the human system that must be maintained. It varies for different people. And that balance also is "governed" by certain endocrine glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. Deprive your body of a given nutrient-- too often and to long -- and the balance becomes disturbed. In addition, other glands and processes in the body begin to strain in an attempt to keep-up their normal duties while trying to compensate for the missing nutrient.
Carbohydrates are broken down and transformed into simple sugars. Some of the glucose (blood-sugar), is used as fuel by the brain, nervous system and muscles. A small portion of glucose is converted to glycogen and stored in the liver and muscles. The excess is converted into fat and stored throughout the body as a reserve source of energy.