A common question is …
How do I know if I am a fat burner or a sugar burner?
then the next question is often…
How do I become a fat burning machine?
Well we have lots of tips and tricks in my upcoming ‘The WHOLESTIC Method Manual & Workbook’ is coming on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 on Amazon but here are some Nutritional Therapy tips you can start thinking about now:
Are you a sugar burner?
- Insulin resistance prevents cellular uptake of glucose into cells decreasing fuel for creating ATP energy
- A sugar burner can not effectively access stored body fat for fuel/energy
- A sugar burner can’t access dietary fat (ingested) for energy
- A sugar burner is similar to a keeping a fire burning with kindling wood- quick burning energy
- A sugar burner burns stored glycogen (limited storage available in the liver and muscles) during exercise and NOT burning fat for fuel as we should in most types of exercise as our main source of energy.
- A sugar burner is less satiated so they are always needing to eat throughout the day and thus always hungry since they are on the “blood sugar roller coaster”.
- A sugar burner lacks the ability to metabolize fat for energy thus impaired beta-oxidation of fat in the liver.
- A sugar burner craves carbs and sugar constantly!
- A sugar burner has difficulty burning fat for weight loss (of course!).
So how do you know if you are a fat burner?
- A fat burner burns stored body fat throughout the day
- A fat burner is able to oxidize dietary fat (ingested) for energy
- A fat burner has lots of long lasting, steady energy available as a fire burning with large slow burning logs
- A fat burner depends on fat for energy during exercise- and spares glycogen (muscle and liver storage) fuel
- A fat burner has steady energy after meals instead of the “crash” and tired feeling sugar burners often feel after eating
How do you know if you are insulin resistant …which can lead to type two Diabetes?
- Fatigue after meals – especially high carbohydrate mealas
- Crave sweets throughout the day
- Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
- Sugar cravings and always looking for something sweet for dessert after meals!
Here is a surprise for you…here a some common causes of insulin resistance as I have been experiencing this one for the past few years because of my adrenal exhaustion.
- CHRONIC prolonged stress! (read my book LIFE IS NOT A RACE to learn more!)
- Eating excess sugar for pleasure – not for fuel
- Lack of regular exercise or movement throughout the day
- Over eating and chronic snacking
- Being a sugar burner!
Check out the Nutritional Therapy Association for information on becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner to help others find the root cause of their symptoms.
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