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A Tale of Two Meals

A TALE 10 TWO MEALS W HAT'S REALLY MAKING YOU FAT IMAGINE THAT IT'S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES: A PLATE OF Bacon & EGGS A BAGEL WITH Low-Fat CREAM CHEESE OR WHICH ONE WILL MAKE YOU FATTER? FAT THINK IT'S THE CARBS BACON AND EGGS? WRONG! DOESN'T START BREAKING DOWN IN YOUR STOMACH DIGEST FASTER AS QUICKLY AS OTHER FOODS. THAN MOST OTHER NUTRIENTS. Fat Car's TAKES A LONG TIME TO DIGEST. USED FOR ENERGY ARE DIGESTED, FLOODING YOUR YOUR BODY DISSOLVES THE FAT INTO DROPLETS, BLOODSTREAM WITH GLUCOSE. YOUR BODY THEN INTO FATTY ACIDS AND GLYCEROL. RAPIDLY SECRETES THERE'S NO DRAMATIC BLOOD-GLUCOSE İNSULIN, WHICH SIGNALS YOUR BODY TO STORE FAT, SPIKE, AND no INSULIN SPIKE. IN TWO WAYS: WITHOUT AN INSULIN INSULIN SPIKE, TELLS YOUR FAT CELLS To FATTY ACIDS AREN'T TRAPPED IN YOUR FAT CELLS. PULL IN FAT FROM THE BLOODSTREAM, MAKING YOU FATTER. WHAT HAPPENS INSULIN TELLS то THE YOUR FAT CELLS TO FATTY ACIDS? PREVENT FATTY ACIDS FROM LEAVING, PREVENTING YOU FROM BECOMING LEANER. SOME ARE USED FOR ENERGY AND SOME ARE DISTRIBUTED AND STORED. YOUR BODY HANGS ON TO ALL THE FAT IT CAN FIND. SO YOU SEE, EATING THAT BACON DOESN'T MAKE YOU FAT. BUT EATING A BAGEL FULL OF CARBS TELLS YOUR BODY TO KEEP STORING MORE FAT, MAKING YOU FATTER. ..... ..... NOW WHICH WOULD YO U CHOOSE? SOURCES: MENSHEALTH.COM, LIVESTRONG.COM, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY COLUMN FIVE "THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADIPOSE TISSUE," E. WERTHEIMER AND B. SHAPIRO MASSIVE P HEALTH ---------------------------------------- ................................ ..................

A Tale of Two Meals

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Imagine that it's time for breakfast. You have two choices: A plate of bacon and eggs or a bagel and low-fat cream cheese. Both are tempting decisions, but which one will make you fatter?

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