Many think that eating fat makes you burn fat. The partial truth is that if you eat the same number of calories but more come from fat then your body does burn fat, but the fat from your plate, not the fat from your belly. Imagine your car has a switch that could change it from running on regular fuel to diesel. The idea of eating more fat to burn fat is like thinking that putting diesel in your car will make it ‘diesel adapted’ and help it get better at burning diesel. In reality, it will burn diesel if that’s all that there is in the tank, but it won’t burn it any better.
Another study shows that adding resistant starch to your diet can flip the switch and make you burn more fat from your belly. In the study, they gave volunteers a mix of resistant starch including pea starch like I chose for the adrenal reset shake.
Those eating the mix exhaled higher amounts of an isotope of carbon dioxide correlated with burning dietary fat as fuel.
Why did resistant starch change the participant’s ability to burn fat?
Researchers think it worked because the resistant starch supplied beneficial short chain carbon molecules that taught the intestinal bacteria to burn fat for fuel. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28573878
To your health,