Glycogen and leptin: a neglected interaction in fat loss? Part 2 of 2

(You can find the first post in this two-part series here). Glycogen Glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrate in humans. From what evidence I could gather (which is not as much as I’d like), it appears that humans can store up to 600 g (454 g/lb = 1.32 lbs) of glycogen (see PMID 3165600). I suppose that this will vary depending … Read article…

Glycogen and leptin: a neglected interaction in fat loss? Part 1 of 2

Back in May of 2007, I began a serious – and successful – weight loss effort. I was ~220 lbs (5’8″), and was, well, fat. I read all about glucose, insulin, glycemic index, and other topics, and after implementing what I learned, I lost ~60 lbs in 6 months. I’m now at – 6 years later – about the same … Read article…