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    Silly question.......

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    How do you know if you are a 'fat burning beast' as mark puts it or if you are still functioing on carbs and still adjusting?



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    no silly question, just silly answers

    My take on this: there is no such thing as "fat burning beast", we are all sugar and fat burners. If you are morbidly obese, OK, you are not efficient at burning fat. But otherwise, you always do it (at rest, when you sleep, etc). Sugar (or glucose) burning is when you do anaerobic workouts, where brief but intense muscle activity takes place. When your insulin is at fasting levels, free fatty acids are released from fat cells. Your muscles may use them (not necessarily but they are available). As soon as your insulin level goes up, past a certain level free fatty acids go back to fat cells (storage mode). If you burn some energy at that stage, chances are you will burn glucose rather than fat but it is not clear cut.

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    Thankyou for your reply. Didnt think of it like that. And I've read the books

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    I noticed a change when I was able to go a long duration and still perform at a high level: work, weight lifting, walking, basically anything without eating. When I was a pure "sugar burner" I required something every three hours or I'd get dizzy and the shakes. In my early 20's I had a doctor inform me of my hypoglycemia. What a joke.

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    Thanks for the reply. Good reading. Im now late for work

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