I was reading this article by Dr Mercola on fat adaptation. He really believes an optimal diet should consist of 50% fats and he himself eats a lot of saturated fat. He also believes in restricting carbs to mostly vegetables and fruits.
It may be true that this kind of diet is best for optimal health but i’m not sure it’s for optimal body composition.
If the body has a storage depot for carbohydrates in the form of glycogen both liver and muscle when you eat carbohydrates in the form of most carbohydrates which mainly contain glucose they usually end up being converted to muscle glycogen. While fruits convert to liver glycogen in the form of fructose.
Although Mark Sisson mentions
“Donâ??t forget that your body can make up to 200 grams of glycogen from fats and protein every day, too”
I was aware the body is able to convert protein into glucose but not fats into glucose/glycogen does anybody know if this is true or not?
I thought that when a person eats a predominantly fat based diet there is much higher chance that a lot of that fat you are eating will be converted to bodyfat as the body can simply do this very efficiently without much effort. There is no internal storage depot for fats besides bodyfat. Obviously fats are incorporated into the brain and cell membranes but how much really before spill over occurs so to speak?