- Oct 12, 2022
yes of course, I know that the body has this sort of backup strategy to not die and that you can go without carbohydrates and use fat and protein to survive.Gluconeogenesis.
It's the metabolic pathway resulting in the formation of glucose from non-carbohydrate substrates.
For the breakdown of proteins, these substrates are the glucogenic amino acids.
It's an endergonic reaction (this means that the total amount of useful energy is negative as it takes more energy to start the reaction than what is received out of it, so the total energy is a net negative result.)
In layman's terms, you still get glucose indirectly from protein, and this "wastes" more calories in the process.
but I'm saying that you feel much, much better if you give your body what it needs to function at its best.