Are carbohydrates your body's preferred energy source?
- LoganLv 41 month agoBest answer
The body's preferred energy source is glycogen, which is stored in muscles and liver. Glycogen is a carbohydrate, but your body can make it from protein, fat or carbohydrate. When you exercise in a glycogen depleted state your muscle's next choice is to consume their own protein. Fat is also consumed when glycogen is depleted. To lose fat without losing muscle, exercise in a well fed state then restrict calories later in the day. Most fat loss should occur during sleep.
- David B.Lv 71 month ago
Under normal circumstances. Under an extended caloric deficit, it is ketones that the liver produces when it uses the stored fat reserves in the body.
- naughtydogg70Lv 71 month ago