The human body is made up of many different organs, of which the liver has the largest size and the blood vessels the largest diameter. While people tend naturally to keep their liver active by ingesting small amounts of fat of various types and at the same time maintaining healthy levels of physical activity due to a healthy cardiovascular system, the human liver is also responsible for processing fats, glucose, and protein for further use. While some people may benefit from increasing lipids per se by doing so, this would be a waste of valuable liver capacity! Instead, it is important to understand that this process takes place without the use of hormones; only by altering diet and lifestyle can a person alter the number of fat-burning receptors in the liver to increase the amount of fat that the body burns.
While some fat might be stored in a person’s body fat under their clothing, it is unlikely to occur in a person that is undernourished for more than a short time, such as during a fast, or at a very low fat diet. If someone is on a healthy low-fat diet, for example, there is no reason that this fat should not be burning off, as the liver is already at a very high capacity. For a person who has a low fat diet while also consuming a very low calorie diet, such as a paleo diet, only those fatty components with a very high amount of “reactive oxygen” will be burned off. The fat does not have to be stored in the person’s body and will rapidly convert to fat without needing to be ingested.
Many diets that are high in protein tend to cause the liver to release and consume the excess amino acids such as lysine and leucine that were built up from the food (called “protein malabsorption”). But the result of protein malabsorption is that the body needs to keep storing more protein than it can use, which results in the accumulation of excess water and fat in the liver. Even when taking in foods that are higher in protein, such as meats from grass-fed animals, grass-fed butter and olive oil, the amount of protein does not seem to be a determinant of whether the person will have a low fat or a high fat diet. Even when eating foods high in protein, protein malabsorption has no affect on a person whose body is normally very efficient at burning fat.
What are the advantages of a natural low-carb/high protein diet?
For the vast majority of people, the
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