Grok On Burning Fat For Fuel
Most of us consume so many carbohydrates that we have trained our bodies to burn sugar for fuel. Change it up and learn to burn your own stored fat as fuel.
Burn The Fat
Sound too good to be true? Burn my own body fat as fuel? Burn that handful of nuts I just ate instead of store them as fat? Those questions definately sound good, and the best part is that it is true! Most people have made themselves sugar burners because of the high amounts of carbohydrates they eat. We can switch this and turn ourselves into fat burners. Sounds interesting enough to discuss doesn`t it?
Fat is the perfect fuel for us. It burns clean and it`s what our bodies` prefer. We evolved to store it for later use during famine times. I think most people forget that part. Fat isn`t just 'there'. It was meant to be used for energy. Our bodies evolved the ability to put fat into cells because it`s effective fuel.
Why doesn`t everyone just burn it then? Because we broke ourselves. We trained our bodies to use sugar as fuel instead through sedentary living, food toxins, excess stress, not enough sleep, and lack of play time. No guys, sitting at a bar doesn`t constitute as play time. Until you`re 'healed', the fat will remain and excess carbohydrates are making matters worse.You can fix it though. Without doctors, and without medicine.
By converting to an animal fat based metabolism you are taking your body back to how it was made to operate. The best way to do this is to simply eat more animal protein. This was hard for me to adjust to at first because of what I had been taught, plus I lived as a vegetarian for awhile, so it took some practice. But I realized pretty early on that my body liked it and I felt good, so it became alot easier with those realizations. The more reading I did about the scientific aspect of it helped as well.
Here`s a bit of that science part. Protein sources from ruminant animals like beef, lamb, and bison are an equal mix of saturated and monounsaturated fat, with a little bit of omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats. The ratios of our own body fat that was designed to be used as fuel, is surprisingly close in ratios.
You get protein, which is important for building muscles, healthy hair and nails, and it helps to keep you full. You get all the vitamins, minerals, and other healthy nutrients that the animal ate because it is in their tissue, in a form that your body recognizes and can digest. It`s the perfect package of nutrition for a fat burner.
Contrary to what some people will say, carbohydrates are not bad. They have their place. However, their place is not as a staple in our daily diet from meal to meal. They should be consumed in moderation, and are especially good if you have an endurance activity coming up and need the fuel. Don`t just eat them because they`re there. Your body won`t expend them properly. Fat is your friend. Let me re-phrase that, healthy fat is your friend.
Fat is an awesome fuel for your everyday tasks. Your walking, your shopping, your working, and reading. It can even provide the bulk of energy for your brain. Yes, your brain definately needs glucose to function properly, but by becoming metabolically healthy you have access to both forms of energy; both fat and glucose.
The bottom line is this: If you`re overweight, you`re not using the fat that is stored on your body. Switching over from a sugar burner to a fat burner will unlock your stored body fat and allow you to use what`s on your body, along with a few carbs when you eat them. If you continue to eat and use carbs as your main energy source your body will never get the message that it`s supposed to burn your stored fat.
If you need to lose weight, start by cutting back on the carbohydrates and eat more animals, and their fat. That`s all it takes. It`s pretty easy, and it`s tasty and satisfying.
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