I wasn't really sure which subform to post this in so I thought I'd start here since it's sports related. To give some background, I'm a female NCAA athlete (hockey) currently in my Jr. year. I've always been very interested in my nutrition and training (I believe they go hand in hand) and came across PB a few months ago. Logically, everything about this lifestyle made sense to me (I'm also a bio major, nerd I know. Since we were mid season I knew cutting carbs drastically would likely yield very poor performances for me on the ice so I decided to keep my carbs adequate but made sure I got them mostly from fruit, veggies, and some dairy.
The season will be coming to an end in two more weeks, after which I will be taking 2-3 weeks off completely from exercise to rest and recouperate from the long season. These are the weeks when I am hoping to lower my carbs and make my body into a fat burning machine. My question is (there is a point to this post ) will it be more difficult for my body to switch to burning mainly fat as a fuel while I am not exercising at all? I'm not sure why but for some reason I feel as though it will take longer because training/exercising jump starts your metabolism, possilby forcing your body to burn fats sooner than it may in a resting state.