When I was in school becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, we learned that people could be either sugar burners or fat burners. Basically there are those people who rely on sugar/carbs for energy and there are those who can easily burn both fat and carbs for fuel. Well it was no questioning what I was, my frequent cravings for sugar and sweet items, particularly in the afternoon was so incredibly high. I gave up regular caffeinated beverages nearly 4 years now, but my afternoon dark chocolate sugar buzz was a nearly daily occurrence. How could I get myself to burn fat better for fuel and rely less on those quick carbs?
First I had to address my digestion. Despite that fat that I was eating a significant amount of fat in my diet, my triglycerides were crazy low. And no too low isn’t a good thing. I needed to address some gut health imbalances and support my gallbladder, but I was finally able to bring them up. Once I could tell my body was breaking down fats appropriately (and since it is no longer summer and fruit isn’t so readily available). I am ready to dive into trying a ketogenic diet. I’m not sure how strict I will be as I don’t truly have specific weight loss or even body composition goals, but I want to try it for personal research. To see how it feels.
I love food though, and I love treats, the emotional aspect of them. So I have been working on this recipe to replace my 80% chocolate treat. Give myself a big burst of fat, with a little salt to tell my body “hey, use this!”
We will see how that all goes, but for now, enjoy these Almond Joy Fat Bombs!