Mixed Burner Type

Instructions For Mixed Burners

 

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Mixed burners use sugar and fat as their sources of fuel, and their lifestyle choices largely
determine whether they burn sugar or fat. If they stay up too late, they are tired. If they
work too hard, they get sick. If they overindulge in food and drink, they gain weight.
Most of the people who come to us are mixed burners and their metabolic tendencies are
influenced by their chosen lifestyles. High-carbohydrate diets, stressful sedentary
lifestyles, and especially stress, pushes these individuals into a sugar-burning state
causing them to gain fat.  Menopause and andropause (a loss of male hormones such as
testosterone as men age) can also trigger the fat-storing, muscle-burning state. When it
comes to food, they can skip meals without feeling hungry, yet often have cravings. The
low-calorie diets that worked for them at a younger age lose their effectiveness over time.
Calorie-counting diets and aerobic-based exercise programs work for them for a few
weeks, but once they stop, their weight loss returns as quickly as it came off and they
regain more fat and lose muscle each time
It is important to realize that some mixed burner types fit all of the above
description to a “T” but that others may not.  This discrepancy is explained by the unique
way our body’s metabolism express itself. Taking a questionnaire is a very subjective
practice and is an imperfect way to assess metabolic tendencies.  However, it can give us
a general idea of  how our body functions.  There are mixed burners who are overweight,
most are thin, some muscular and others who fall somewhere in between. Don’t get so
caught up in the details of fitting the “look” of a mixed burner, because your metabolism
is as unique as your fingerprint. In order to really find out the truth of your metabolic fat
burning processes you have to listen to your body’s biofeedback signals.
Throughout this program you will pay close attention to your hunger, energy
levels, and cravings.  When your metabolic processes are running effectively you will not
be hungry, your energy will be balanced, and your cravings will dissipate.  Food and
exercise are the primary influences on these “biofeedback tools”.  You will use these
sensations to allow you to know how to adjust your diet.  On your plate, you will see how
to adjust your diet practices to control these sensations and assure you are on the right
track. Here is a more complete description:

Modify to Your Mood

 

– If feeling Hungry:

Step 1- Increase both protein and Vegetables and water
Step 2- Consider a fiber supplement at each meal
Step 3- Avoid things that will increase hunger (synthetic sweeteners, coffee, etc)
Step 4- Increase the bites of starch at a meal by 2 bites at a time at each meal until
you feel your hunger stabilizes

– If cravings:

Step 1- Increase both protein and Vegetables and water
Step 2- Use things to balance brain chemicals (cocoa, amino acids, green tea)
Step 4- Eat a small healthy snack every 2 hours (half a protein bar, celery, etc)

– If low energy:

Step 1- Increase both protein and Vegetables and water
Step 2- Eat more often
Step 3- Use cocoa powder
Step 4- Increase the bites of starch at a meal by 2 bites at a time at each meal until

 

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