In my practice, I am often asked by patients how to replace the calories from carbohydrates from bread, pasta and other high-sugar snacks. Their primary concern being where they are going to find the energy for that marathon of life!
Your body is able to stock about ninety minutes of stored energy in the form of glucose. This is good for high-intensity routines such as CrossFit, interval training, burst training or simply chasing your dog and/or kids around.
Alternatively, fat has a great deal more staying power. It is burned in low-intensity, high-duration activities such as reading or writing a book, marathons, gardening, or any other low-intensity manual labor.
When the body is burning the correct form of energy, it is a perfect system. The key is to make sure your body is functioning the way it should so that you burn your calories this way.
Leptin and insulin are hormones that help your body mobilize the right energy for the task; however, if you eat too many carbs or the wrong kind of fats, your system becomes resistant to using the correct energy and you end up hungry all the time and overeat, or you are overweight and you can’t seem to lose weight.
Both of these conditions can be helped.
To find out if you have either insulin resistance or leptin resistance, please call us at 978-369-7070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.