Re: Re[2]: "Food combining"

Pat Fallon (
Tue, 13 May 1997 13:34:18 -0400 (EDT)

>In a message dated 5/11/97 7:59:39 AM, Guru George wrote:
>>With Montignac's method, his point re slimming was that if you combine
>>foods wrongly the energy is stored as fat instead of used up immediately
>>(something to do with the liver - sorry I can't remember the theory!)
>I'd be curious what his theory is. The liver does decide whether to store
>food energy as glycogen (which tends to get used) or fat (which tends to hang
>around). A big enough meal will overwhelm the liver's ability to store
>glycogen and the rest goes straight to fat. There's also a theory, with
>conflicting studies, that evening calories are more prone to end up as fat
>than morning calories.

I don't think the liver "decides" whether to turn food energy into glycogen
or fat. It may be the liver that converts food energy to glycogen or fat. If
your glycogen stores are depleted in your muscles or your liver, then the
food energy goes to replenish them. But if they are not depleted, how can it
store any more glycogen there?

As i understand it, if you exercise and deplete your glycogen stores, then
when you eat the food energy will be preferentially used to replenish them.
If you have not been exercising and your glycogen stores are not depleted,
then if you eat a bid meal (especially one with a lot of carbs) the food
energy will be stored as fat.

Pat Fallon