Fat vs Sugar Burner

Fat vs Sugar Burner

I have spent the past few months doing some testing in this area of fat intake, mainly in the 120g – 160g range. I gained roughly 3 to 5 pounds. Initially I had some belly fat that I wanted to see if I could get off. During this time I never had any hunger issues but neither did I before I started.

I personally saw that one can use more oil than necessary, which can put weight on. If you have read Dr. Ron's book or any of his online material, you will not find him recommending a certain amount of oil to digest and I believe this is the reason, “each of us will have various energy needs.” He says, “eat when you are hungry”.

So what I did was to cut back on my oil intake to the 54g to 67g daily intake. The weight I had gained started to be used up and things are back to normal, for me, and I do not struggle with hunger.

I kept my protein at 55g – 60g daily as I have for a couple years now. There has been no muscle loss due to this that I am aware of.

When I was a sugar burner, I was almost always hungry, even, not too long after I ate a meal. I tried the normal recommended meal given by my doctor, this did not help me any.

As I was preparing this something came to mind from my younger days when I was an oilfield worker back in the 1970's while living in Wyoming. Every year there was always someone hiking in the Big Horn mountains that became lost, having enough to eat for days of being lost was crucial. Being a fat burner could make the difference between life and death if there was not food.

From I what I have begun to understand, those that have insulin and leptin resistance and are sugar/carbs burners, as I use to be, can not do this – insulin and leptin resistance hinders the body from using stored fat. Read Dr. Ron's information and watch the videos.

  • Fat

One pound of body fat consists of 3,500 calories. Therefore, to lose a pound of fat you must burn 3,500 calories through diet.

For example, if you typically consume 2,500 calories per day by reducing your daily caloric intake to 2,000 calories per day, you will cut your incoming calories by 3,500 per week and that equates to one pound a week.

  • 1 lb of fat has 3500 calories.

  • 1 lb of glycogen/water has 500 calories, glycogen is glucose and a bunch of water

  • The below grams & calories are not exact but close, I rounded off everything to highest number instead of using decimals. Therefore, calories will be slightly higher.

Tablespoon of Fat, Coconut or Olive Oil

  • 1 = 13.33 grams – 119.97 calories

9 = 120 grams – 1080 calories

10 = 134grams – 1206 calories

12 = 160 grams – 1440 calories

Essential body fat is the amount of fat considered 
necessary to keep your body functioning efficiently. 
It’s stored in small amounts in your organs, muscles, 
bone marrow, and central nervous system.

Ken/ Rosedale Support Team