Switching on Fat Burning
Your body has three main sources of energy. It can burn fat, glucose (carbohydrate), or protein. When we burn fat, we produce substances called ketones. These are produced normally, and when we measure these ketones in our urine, we know we are burning fat efficiently.
High levels of dietary carbohydrates, also known as high glycaemic load foods (e.g. sugars and starchy foods such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes), work with the hormone insulin to ‘switch off’ fat burning and increase fat gain.
It becomes virtually impossible to lose fat if you have raised insulin levels.
When your body’s blood sugar and insulin levels are low enough you will switch to a higher level of fat burning. This is the secret to Shake It. To burn fat you need to restrict high glycaemic load foods to a level where your body will produce less of the hormone insulin thereby increase the rate of fat burning. Eating less food is not the answer; you need to specifically reduce the high glycaemic index, carbohydrate-rich foods in order to ‘switch on’ fat burning.
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Written by Zone 3 Therapies Blog
At Zone 3 Therapies, we are committed to “adding years to life, and life to years”, by helping you age optimally – by not only helping to extend your potential lifespan, but keep you well in the process. Using cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art technology, we can assess the rate at which you are ageing (your ‘biological age’) with cellular health analysis testing and your overall stress response, which significantly contributes to the ageing process, addition, your practitioner may order other functional medicine tests such as an adrenal hormone profile, antioxidant status testing, salivary hormone testing and blood tests, to assess factors that are impacting on your rate of ageing