Are You A Sugar Burner or Fat Burner?
Did you know that you either burn fat or sugar as your fuel source? What fuel source do you utilize?
Is this you?
Breakfast typically cereal, yogurt, granola, oatmeal or coffee and a bagel
Mid morning or midafternoon snack
Prefer to graze instead of eat meals
Experience low energy at mid afternoon after lunch
Get cranky if miss meals
Eat 4-6 small meals/day
Favorite snacks are crackers, pretzels and chips
Eat late at night
Feel hungry a couple hours after eating
Headache if goes too long without food
Or is this you?
Breakfast is usually later in the morning
Typical breakfast consist of eggs and bacon or sausage
Prefer a steak over pasta
Can go for hours without food and mood is stable
Has sustained energy throughout the day
When doesn’t eat for hours feels hungry but not cranky
Can easily skip lunch and can continue with your regular routine until dinner
You rarely notice and extreme mood change or lack of concentration affected by food
You can easily fast overnight for 12 to 14 hours and even 16 hours and still have stable energy and mental focus
So what does this mean?
If you connect with the 1st scenario, you are probably a sugar burner. A sugar burner prefers glucose as their primary fuel source and requires a steady supply of glucose as their fuel source. The body can only store so much glucose compared to fat so it demands glucose. Guess where it comes from? Carbs. The most common carbs most people go to are bread, pasta, rice, crackers, chips, pretzels, tropical fruits and sugary drinks.
It’s very difficult for a sugar burner to loose weight or maintain a healthy body. Since they require a steady supply of glucose, they are hungry most of the time and food becomes their main focus.
What are the benefits of becoming a fat burner?
When your body shifts from a sugar to fat burner you begin to have more mental clarity, less pain, better sleep, weight loss, radiant skin, steady blood sugar levels and help normalize hormones.
You begin to prefer vegetables, nuts, seeds, healthy fats like avocados and your taste for real wholesome food develops.
How do I become a fat burner?
You can become a fat burner by eliminating sugar-laden foods, breads, processed, pre-packaged foods like cookies, cakes, breads, pastas, rice, pizza, crackers and cereals. Swap out some of the foods for low sugar fruits like berries or complex starchy veggies like sweet potatoes. Add healthy fats to your meals. A simple transition, that has worked well for many patients is making sure they have a minimum of 5 tablespoons of organic extra virgin cold pressed olive oil and avocado oil daily. It’s relatively easy to do this by adding fats to salads, cooked foods, or blending in smoothies.
Once you become a fat burner you will choose fat and protein over sugary foods. Your over all health improves and you discover a new freedom from sugar addiction.