Back to Basics Part 4: Fat

Yippee! Time to talk about FAT!

In my last post we discussed how different carbohydrate consumption is for glucose burners and fat burners. Let's look at the sample daily meals for a glucose burner and fat burner once more, this time paying attention to the fat. 


The glucose burner gets most calories and energy from carbohydrates, while the fat burner's energy is derived from fat. 

This is the magic, friends. 

Fat is delicious, satisfying and filling. Fat provides an even and abundant energy, the stark opposite of the glucose roller coaster that carbohydrate rich dieters must endure. Fat burners aren't confined to regular eating hours. 

Fat burners can skip a meal or two and maintain energy because there is always more fat on the body to use as fuel. Glucose burners don't have easy access to the body's fat stores because they are conditioned to use ingested carbs as fuel. 

Did you notice the difference in calories in the chart above? The fat burner naturally ends up eating less in a day because hunger and cravings are not an issue. The fat burner is NOT trying to restrict calories- it is just a natural effect of the satiating quality of fat. 

Now, two caveats to keep in mind: 

1. If you are a glucose burner you should not up your fat intake if you are not planning on lowering your carb intake. You will not see/feel the magic effects of healthy fat unless you lower your carbs in conjunction with upping your fats. 

2. All fats are not equal! Read this blog post by Dr. Cate Shananan for the nitty gritty. 

  • Healthy fats: avocado oil, unrefined coconut oil, coconut butter, butter, lard, ghee, olive oil; fatty foods like: avocados, macadamia nuts, bacon, fatty fish, full fat dairy (unless you are intolerant) 
  • Toxic fats (do not consume!): refined vegetable oils (sunflower, safflower, canola, soy, corn) and trans fats (margarine, shortening, fake butter, essentially all processed junk foods/pastries)

I love fat. I think it is the key to effortless weight release, abundant energy, mental clarity and freedom from dieting.

Are you ready to make the transition?