Are you a SUGAR Burner or a FAT Burner?
This is a seriously important question!
Biologically, our body's metabolism is designed to be energized from both fat and glucose, mostly fat. Fat burning, aka using fat for energy, IS the preferred state for our human body. It is why we have fat in our body in concentrated forms of stored energy - so we can tap into those resources when we need them! HOWEVER (you know this was coming, right?!) our modern culture primarily lives off of glucose aka sugar. And guess what, Sugar burning metabolisms turn OFF our Fat burning metabolism. SAY WHAT?!
Take my quiz to find out if you are a FAT or SUGAR BURNER at the end of this post!
If you are a FAT BURNER, you can still burn glucose whenever you need it. BUT THE REVERSE IS NOT TRUE. AKA a Sugar Burner CANNOT burn fat when needed!! This is a huge difference and SO important in understanding how to balance your diet if you are currently a sugar metabolizer. It is not a one-step recovery process. It takes time and understanding.
If you suddenly add more fat to your diet as a sugar burner, you will most likely gain weight until you adjust your metabolism to become more of a fat metabolizer. This frustrates a lot of people, and keeps the sugar burning cycle going because people love to place blame, and poor fat always seems to be on the end of that stick. Fat is NOT the problem, it is the way your body handles the fat. Patience and time are critical. Understanding YOUR body is critical. Healing is critical.
It is not as easy as picking up a book or reading an article to decide what you should be feeding your body. Your lifestyle, your body, YOU are unique. Working with a nutritional therapist or holistic nutritionalist can provide you answers to questions you may have been asking for years. Unfortunately, this is something that in not necessarily taught in modern medical programs and therefore may not be a conversation you have had with your traditional doctor.
Although I'm not through NTC program yet, I am going to start working with some "test" clients in the near future with a practice opening (tentatively) in Fall 2015. Please get in touch with me - I'd love to help you personally or assist you in finding resources in your area so you can get on your path to optimal health!
SUGAR Burner or FAT Burner?
Unfortunately when I imported from my blog, my quiz did not work :( So check out my quiz at Happily Ever Kate