The storage form of glucose in muscles and the liver is glycogen which also holds water. If you limit your calories, and in particular go low carb, you’ll use up a lot of your glycogen which releases its bound water to be excreted, thus dropping your weight fast than you’re dropping fat. Once you top off your glycogen stores by eating a lot of carbs, the water will return and your weight will go back up. I don’t think this accounts for all the water-weight loss, though, because glycogen stores are maybe 1 pound total and carry another 2-3 pounds of water with it.
- Post author:O2 Health Studio
- Post published:October 24, 2012
- Post category:Fitness / Weight Loss
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