If you're new to the keto diet you may curious what the difference is between a body that burns fat and a body that burns sugar. As you'll see in our fat burning book the Body Reboot, when the body is experiencing ketosis, what happens is the liver produces ketones. Your body then uses the ketones as the main source of energy and this is all dependent on the consumption of fat.
At first thought, this may seem confusing since most people consider fat as something that is not always good for us. However, believe it or not, your body wants to live off of the healthy fats because it can help a body achieve long-lasting energy. A low carb diet high-fat diet can help a body reverse its functions and improve your energy as well as your view of nutrition.
Let's learn how and why a body should become a fat burner as opposed to a sugar burner.
When you eat something that is high in carbs (that yummy donut), your body will produce glucose and insulin.
Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that is why it's the preferred energy source for your body.
Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by transporting it around your body.
This sounds pretty efficient, right? The problem with this is that when glucose is used as a primary energy source, fats are not needed for energy and therefore are stored.
With the average person's diet, glucose is the main energy source because there is an abundance of it.
This initially doesn't seem like a problem until you realize that the body can't store that much glucose. This becomes an issue for you because the extra glucose gets converted into fat which is then stored.
Hopefully you're starting to get the picture about how great your body is at storing fat.
Because your body uses glucose as it's main energy source the glucose that is converted into fat doesn't get used.
When your body runs out of glucose it tells your brain you need more so you end up reaching for a quick snack like a candy bar or some chips instead of burning the fat that is being stored.
You can begin to see how this cycle leads to building up a body that you don't really want.
So what's the alternative?
Become a fat burner instead of a sugar burner.
This means you have to begin to train your body to stop relying on glucose and to start relying on fats.
When your body uses glucose to provide your body with energy it can lead to bad habits such as grabbing and craving chips and a candy bar. This type of snack not only sounds good but it works as a quick way to fill up our bellies. However, what our body really needs are healthy fats. Not only will you see an increase in energy, but you'll feel better overall.
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You learn more about the body's consumption of fat versus sugar on Keto Dash.
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