Glycolysis is the breakdown of carbohydrates. Once you start to exercise, glycolysis lasts from roughly ten seconds and up to about two to three minutes. The energy for glycolysis comes from glucose, or our stored form of glucose – glycogen.

2) Potatoes replenish glycogen, help hormones balance out and allow for mental energy to improve:
Glycogen is stored in muscle and the liver. The average person holds about 1,500-2,000 calories of stored glycogen. Broken down there are about 100g of glycogen in the liver and more than of 400g of stored glycogen in muscle tissue. When you don’t eat certain white starches your fat-burning hormones, especially Leptin, will decrease after 5-7 days of going low carb.