Wendy Ralfe July Blog

July 1, 2016


I was thinking this week about my body needing more fuel faster, like sugar burning athletes have quicker access to fuel, as that is what they are used to burning, while fat takes a while to convert/oxidize and your body takes a while to become accustomed to doing it.


So in order to burn fat, you need to have fat burning enzymes, which oxidize your body’s fat so that it can be used for fuel. If you only have a few enzymes it means you will only be able to convert little bits of fat at a time into fuel. The more enzymes you have the bigger the bits or the faster your body can convert fat to fuel (in bigger chunks).


Please be aware that there are different enzymes for different functions in your body, some break down protein to amino acids (eg: protease, pepsin and peptidase, alpha, trypsin etc.), some break down fiber, minerals and vegetables. Most enzymes are in uncooked food, and if you cook the food it kills the enzymes.


UCAN feeds in slow enough not to disrupt the fat conversion, and gives your muscles the glycogen they need, but you need to be able to convert or oxidize the fat you have. So the question is how do I get more enzymes, so that I can convert fat faster?


Answer: from your food. Fat burning enzymes (there are quite a few of them), like lipase are found in foods like:

- avocado

- papaya

- olive oil

- almonds


There are many other foods that contain fat burning enzymes, but these are my favorites.



Until next time…

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