Posted on 20 Feb 2016

3rd Day Blues for High Sugar Diet

Here at FitFarms, we have the 3rd day blues. It happens on every course we do but it is a great day which is needed by all to get maximum results. It's experienced by many who have a high sugar diet back at home. Our nutritional program limits the amount of sugar clients consume on a daily basis. We do this to help stabilise blood sugars which increases your ability to lose fat.

Your body stores fat when you have excess levels of sugar in the blood, most of this is transported into the muscle for energy and any excess is stored in the liver and eventually into adipose (fat) tissue at fat receptor sites.

If I have a high sugar diet, my body becomes very efficient at using available sugar and less efficient at using my stored fat as energy and makes me into a fat storing machine.

About 3 days into the course because our nutritional program reduces your ability to top up the sugar you have used during exercise your body needs energy from somewhere else, our stored fat. Due to high sugar diets some people's bodies are very inefficient at using stored fat (find it hard to lose weight) this inability to release energy can make people feel tired and fatigued. However the next day they feel great. Theire body has switched over from needing high levels of sugar to starting to use stored fat more as an energy source.

This has turned them from a fat storing machine to a fat burning machine. This will reduce sugar cravings and give them much more energy throughout the day whilst also maximising weight loss from fat.

Special blog post editorial from one of our FitFarms Health and Fitness instructors.

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