- Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:24 pm
Their is no arbitrary number during the day when your body automatically changes metabolic pathways and starts to store glucose as triglyceride.
People think the human body is relatively stupid when it comes to energy, when it really isn't. The body is constantly storing and releasing pooled energy stores (fat or glycogen) for events at all times day and night. It's a series of events controlled by hormones such as glucagon, and insulin (and sometimes epinephrine).
Glucose is very important to us, as the prime fuel for our brains, as well as the delivery of oxygen (as haemoglobin)to cells, without which we wouldn't be growing from our weight training, or waking up in the morning to read this forum. Carbohydrates are very vital and to just completely cut them off at some innate time doesn't make much sense. And for most folks, the limiting of carbohydrates at certain times works so well for staying lean/losing weight has more to do with overall caloric control because carbohydrates are very easy to overfeed on.
So their comes the old mantra again, calories in vs. calories out = total weight gained or lost.