When you are not metabolically flexible and can’t easily burn body fat for fuel, your body will be dependent for energy from the carbohydrates you eat.
Think about carbohydrates like kindling in a fire. Carbs burn hot and fast. If there are no logs in the fire (dietary & body fat) you will be out of fuel very quickly.
Your brain which is very energy hungry, will be the first to indicate to you that there is an energy crisis.
All of the symptoms above and more can be signs that your body is unable to burn body fat for fuel and this is often accompanied by cravings and urgent hunger for foods high in carbohydrates and sugar.
Becoming metabolically flexible is one of the keys to health! You can start by lowering carbs AND INCREASING FAT!
Remember, the fat is like the log in the fire. It will burn low and slow and give you energy for hours! If you can’t make it more than a few hours between meals, up the fat and see if that helps!
Do you experience any of these symptoms??
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Without adequate stomach acid, we can’t break down proteins.
Stomach acid is what activates a protein-digesting enzyme pepsinogen into its active form, pepsin.
Remember, proteins don’t just build muscle. They break down to form skin, hair, nails, enzymes, hemoglobin, HORMONES & NEUROTRANSMITTERS!!
Lack of adequate protein intake and poor digestion of proteins can set us up for hormone imbalances, mood issues like anxiety/depression, excessive appetite, worsened digestion, bloating, indigestion, burping or gas after meals, nutrient deficiencies, gut flora imbalances, and so much more!
There are a variety of ways to increase stomach acid and you may need to do several of these things but here are some general tips:
1. Get in a rest and digest state
2. Chew 20-30 times per bite
3. Support digestion with Apple Cider Vinegar, digestive bitters, or HCl (please work with a...
“But X diet isn’t working.” Well you should probably change more than just your food!!
We don’t take a car to the mechanic so they can tell us to just change the fuel and the oil.
They lift up the hood to see what’s going wrong.
It can be hard to know how to fix things like your digestion, your inflammation, improve sleep, move the right way for yourself body, nourish your adrenals, replete nutrient deficiencies and optimize hydration on your own.
You only have one body! It’s time to INVEST in YOURSELF and bring your body to the Nutritional Therapist for a tune up.
Like I said, it can be hard to do this on your own. That’s why I created the Balance Unlocked Project! It’s my signature group coaching program that takes a deep dive into blood sugar and all the foundations of health.
We take deep dives into adopting a nourishing diet; getting out inflammatory ingredients; adjusting macros; increasing nutrient density of food, optimizing...