Fat Burning - Is your body trained to burn fat or sugar?
Fat Burning - Are you a fat burner or a sugar burner? Most athletes don’t know if they are good at fat burning or a sugar burner. This is important information. If you enjoy endurance sports and value your health you want to be a fat burner. Fat burners are called keto-adapted or fat-adapted. An athlete who is good at burning fat can train for hours with little or no fuel. If you are a sugar burner, you have to take in large amounts of carbohydrates to progress in your race. Sugar burning athletes who don't consume enough carbohydrates will bonk. As a sugar burner, your race may also include gas, bloating, and nausea. The worst case scenario may also include a DNF after your name. The number one reason Ultra runners DNF is due to stomach issues.
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