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Signs You're a Sugar Burner or Sign You're Metabolically Flexible

Are you a sugar burner, metabolically flexible or somewhere in between??

Becoming metabolically flexible (able to burn both glucose AND fat for fuel) was the biggest game changer in my health journey.

When I had no ability to tap into stored body fat for fuel, every few hours, I had to eat or I would feel shaky, lightheaded, hangry and anxious. I had no metabolic flexibility. i intuitively snacked and grazed to prevent these feelings.

This is called reactive hypoglycemia. It goes hand in hand with #InsulinResistance.

Now I can easily skip meals, sometimes I literally forget to eat (I used to think people who said that were making it up!), and I never feel INTENSE hunger.

My energy is stable throughout the day, I stopped having acne, I lost weight, and wouldn’t you know it, I no longer have Insulin Resistance, PCOS or PMS!

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Unhealthy Hunger vs Healthy Hunger

If your huger is accompanied by the symptoms on the left, your hunger is really signaling an ENERGY crisis!!

If you have metabolic flexibility, or a metabolism that can easily and efficiently burn fat for fuel, you will have access to energy all the time (stored body fat).

But, if you have insulin resistance and a damaged (sugar burning) metabolism, you will be subject to those energy crashes when the fuel from your last meal runs out.

This keeps you tethered to your purse granola bars. In other words, you’ll need to eat very often and your hunger will feel urgent and accompanied by signs of blood sugar drops/hypoglycemia.

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