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What is metabolism?

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts the food you consume into energy for immediate use or to be stored for later.

Metabolic fuels

Your body relies on three sources of energy:

Carbs

Quickest and easiest to produce energy from.

Fats

Harder to produce energy from, but provides long, sustainable energy.

Proteins

Not a major source of energy as the body uses them primarily as building blocks.

Your carbohydrate storage is the chief regulator of energy in the body.

How do carbs affect your body

Metabolic flexibility

Having a healthy metabolism means being flexible and able to alternate between using fats and using carbs as a source of fuel. This leads to sustainable weight loss, optimized workout performance, or weight maintenance.
All healthy individuals can switch between their fuel sources, but better metabolic flexibility allows your body to do so more efficiently and quickly.

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