Muscle Burner Type

Information For Muscle Burners

 

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Muscle burners are the envy of their friends.  They tend to be thin; even though it seems
they can eat anything they want.  Despite their thin appearance, they have little, if any,
muscle tone and loose, sagging skin.  We call these people “skinny-fat,” because they
have a low muscle-to-fat ratio. They burn sugar from muscle tissue due to an over
secretion of stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. This gives them
energy and can often make them high strung and anxious.
Muscle burners are often driven, Type A people, who are always on the go.  They
prefer repetitive exercise like running or riding the elliptical trainer, which helps rid them
of some nervous energy. They have difficulty staying asleep at night and will sometimes
wake repeatedly or sleep very lightly. Muscle burners crave sweets. They may have a few
cocktails or wine at the end of the day to calm themselves down.  These lifestyle choices
can wreak havoc on their bodies.  They tend to have weak digestive systems and
frequently suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers, and gastro esophageal
reflux disease. Muscle burners often suffer from anxiety, attention disorders, mood
swings, cold and flus, and wild high and low swings in blood sugar.
It is important to realize that some muscle 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 muscle 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 muscle 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.

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
you feel your energy stabilizes

 

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