Hello, welcome back the type 2 Today we're going to discuss something that is confusing everyone which is how to lose weight or how to gain weight You know if you go on the internet and look for how to lose weight By the time you get your breakfast maybe you'll say ok… I need to get rid of fat and then by lunchtime you'll realize that carbs are also bad and For the dinner while you're preparing your protein shake Something pops up and you realize that you need to eat nothing for the rest of your life ok, I'm kidding but Really, if you try to follow everyone you will end up eating nothing for the rest of your life But don't worry it will be a short life So here's what I'm going to tell you today That if someone is telling you that his peanut diet is the only way to lose weight He has either never studied biochemistry or he's selling the peanuts The cells in your body do not care about how your food looks like For example, you might be looking at that piece of chicken and you go like wow But the cells in your body do not care You might have a lot of protein a lot of carbs a lot of fat They don't care At the end of the day for the cells to use them.
They need to be converted to energy The carbs can just go through glycolysis and fatty acids can go through beta oxidation, and Acetyl coA , and then you know at the end of the day they need to produce ATP If you don't have enough glucose in some things like ketogenic diet or maybe fasting or something like that where this pathway can get stuck some of this Acetyl coA can be converted into ketones and they will be transported to different cells so that they can change to Acetyl coA and go through TCA cycle or Krebs cycle and then electron transport chain to produce energy to convert ADP into ATP ATP is the energy currency of the body They call them ATP, but I call them appps because it's one molecule of adenosine and 3 phosphates so I just call them appps for simplicity now these apps that you know, you call a ATP s we need to download them from the food we eat or from the storage that we have in our body Let's say you have some fat stored here we can also download some ATP from that From here comes here and then produce ATP s appps Then we can use them for energy and the ATP s are used in everything that your body does all the movements all the synthesis all the you know active transports and a lot of other stuff So your body is constantly using ATP s to produce energy to accomplish the things that the cells need to accomplish Well, we we actually don't need to download everything We can just update ADP to ATP.
We just need to download one phosphate to update ADP to ATP, but we're not going to get into that right now Now just a quick question Because our body is constantly using ATP s… One cell in our body can use millions of ATP s every Every one every year every month every hour No Every second One cell can use millions of ATP s so Can you imagine the amount of ATP's that we need because we have trillions of cells in our body So for someone like me, that is about 71 kgs, I need about 71 kgs of ATP every single day And here's the thing.
Sometimes I hear a lot of people saying, you know, I have a slow metabolism That's why I gain weight But let me tell you It's possible for someone to have a little bit faster metabolism, you know because of their genetics or level of activities and muscle mass, you know height and a lot of stuff, right? But listen carefully Unless you're dead. You have a pretty good metabolism Because not like your brain your heart your kidneys your, you know different cells in your body will just decide to go on holidays and they stop using energy and you just store them No, it's not possible Everyone has a pretty good metabolism. Unless you're dead or have some conditions that we might talk about later. So now that you know that you have a pretty good metabolism Know that if the energy that you get from the food is more than what is required Your body will store the extra and If the energy is not enough to produce the amount of ATP s that your body will need The body will get the remaining energy from the storage that you have From glycogen and from fat Now you might say oh wait What about insulin? We know that insulin makes you gain weight and I said it in the previous video, right? It is true.
That insulin is the most important hormone when it comes to weight gain, but you need to understand that insulin can make you store energy that comes from the food that you eat Insulin can store fat That it gets from the food you eat Either from the fats or from the carbs or from whatever it takes but Insulin does not produce fat From the air you breathe. It's important to keep insulin low and we'll talk about it later, but just know that the first thing you need to keep in mind when it comes to weight gain or weight loss is that if you provide your body with extra energy, it will store it If you provide it with less energy that it needs it will use the ones that are stored So the real question is not why you gain weight But it's why you provide your body with more energy than it needs You're probably the only one that knows why you overeat? But you know, I'll give you some examples just to to help you think Maybe for some people they just don't know how much food they need to eat like…
Maybe you were born in the family that everyone overeats and You eat like five six times a day and you just think that's normal or maybe you have fallen into the trap or food industry You know, they spend billions of dollars on how to get you to overeat But you might say wait This is evil right, But then every company does that you know, why do you think you keep scrolling that Facebook page forever? You want to buy new pairs of shoes when you already have? 50 or more You know you want to buy new phones every year Because we actually can't make decisions on our own nowadays I don't even know how it got this smartwatch Another reason could be that your diet is based on refined carbs and These things have high glycemic index.
So when you eat Refined carbohydrates your blood sugar will go like this And after that the insulin will also go up like this to follow it and the problem is that when insulin takes care of all this glucose Your blood sugar might go a little bit lower than normal and this will make you hungry and you want to eat more And that will not be a problem because your body would produce another hormone called glucagon and Glucagon can literally go to your storage Your glycogen or your fat storage and say I need my energy back and drop it back into the blood But now we have food everywhere in every corner and this is actually one of the tricks that fast food companies use. When you go to McDonald's You need to have french fries. Do you know why? Check and You need to have some meat with some fat in it to increase calories, then it's gonna lower this glycemic index So to bring it back I need to give you something else If I was working in a food company, I would Give you drinks…
Sugary drinks. I'll give you that To bring this GI back and make your glucose go like this and Then you feel hungry And then you will always buy food for me Or maybe you just lack physical activities. Someone like Ronaldo and Messi, you know, those guys will play football professional football players They can eat more than you and The body will store that energy But the next day that will go play for ninety minutes and The body will use all of it when they come back.
They can store it back and go and use it the next day but If this is the only way you play football Then you don't need all that For some people they might overeat because they got married to someone that cooks like But know that any diet that you follow will probably help you. Less carbs less fat, you know as long as The cells are getting less ATP s You will probably lose weight Now if you have type 2 diabetes I would first take care of the carbs Because apart from this reducing the ATP s that your cells need You also need to take care of your pancreas at the end of the day. You can do whatever you want You can eat less fat less carbs. Be more active Complaining about the government about the guidelines complaining about this video you can do whatever you want as long as it keeps you providing less ATP s to your body You will probably lose weight! And if you provide more energy to your body You'll probably gain weight! As simple as that! For me personally and as long as I keep half of my plate filled with vegetables and then I don't eat refined carbs fast carbs, the ones you get from drinks and processed food I'll be fine.
And I also to exercise like four or five times a week. For me that's enough to never gain weight again So I will just stop here and thank you so much for coming back Make sure you like the video and subscribe if you liked it and See you next time. Be blessed! Bye.