There is a highly addictive legal drug that you can buy almost anywhere; grocery markets, convenience stores, gas stations. It reeks havoc on your health and waistline and it’s hidden in unsuspected “healthy foods” like yogurt and granola bars.
Reported in and ABC news release in February 2015, researchers discovered this substance is eight times more addictive than cocaine. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m talking about SUGAR!
When your diet is comprised of low-fat or fat-free products like packaged oatmeal, light & fit yogurts, pretzels and low-calorie bread, you are taking in a lot of sugar and more than likely you are a sugar burner.
NOTE: A sugar burner is when the body primarily uses glucose (sugar) as fuel.
Signs of being a sugar burner are grazing through the day eating snacks in-between meals, never feeling satiated, moody, having energy dips and craving coffee or diet soda (God forbid) especially in the later afternoon. Sugar burners often struggle to release fat and may carry belly fat. Eating sugar/carbs leads to a vicious cycle as frequent drops in blood sugar makes their bodies scream for more sugar!
Sounds like bad news, giving up sugar, this highly addictive substance, would appear to be almost impossible! I’m going to give you the steps to become a fat burner and accelerate you to the Bride Fit Body you are working so hard to achieve!
NOTE: A fat burner is when the body uses fat as a primary source of fuel.
When fat is the primary source of fuel you don’t need to eat every few hours, your hormones will work with you to release fat and stay lean. Becoming a fat burner is your secret weapon against cravings for sugar/carbs and constant hunger. The result is fast and lasting fat loss.
How do you break the addiction to sugar and switch from becoming a sugar burner to a fat burner?
- Add in more vegetables of all colors and fruits with a low glycemic load like berries, grapefruit and cantaloupe.
- Eat the secret fat that makes you thin-MCT oil, AKA coconut oil.
- When sugar/carb cravings strike eat healthy fat like ½ of an avocado (sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt-yum), ¼ cup of raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios), or a ½ an apple with a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter.
- Jumpstart with my favorite 7-day program designed to help you break up with sugar and create healthy habits. By drinking 2 shakes, 1-2 delicious bars, one meal including protein, fat and lots of vegetables and taking high quality supplements will accelerate you into fat burning mode.
A quick measure to determine if you are in sugar or fat burning mode is to simply evaluate how you feel. The acronym SHMEC is a great tool, which stands for SLEEP, HUNGER, MOOD, ENERGY, and CRAVINGS. If your sleep is sound, able to go 4-5 hours without overwhelming hunger, mood is stable, consistent energy and not craving sugar/carbs, then it’s safe to say you are a FAT BURNER. If you have broken sleep, feel starving, moody, highs & lows with your energy and crave sugar/carbs especially in the late afternoon, you are currently a SUGAR BURNER.
Pay attention to what types of food you crave, eat and how they make you feel after eating them. Recognizing the connection to what you eat & how you feel is a BIG step in becoming a conscience eater and getting your “wedding dress ready” Bride Fit Body!
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