Does fat actually burn in the Carb flame? Or is that only based on your cellular/mitochonrial/leptin status?

Answered on June 12, 2014
Created June 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Hello All,

Been reading lots of Dr. Kruse and then saw this article.

I am officially curious...

Who has watched their fat loss happen in the "Carb flame" vs. who has reached their goals via Dr. Kruse/leptin reset/low carb/highprotein?


Would love some input!



on June 11, 2014
at 10:45 PM

Lol, Dr. Kruse.

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on June 12, 2014
at 12:58 AM

I want to say that Kruse recommends something like 50 grams of protein with breakfast combined with "little to no" carbs. At a mere 200 calories for half a day to a 3rd of a day's worth of fuel, that doesn't seem particularly high protein to me. If you ate two of those protein-based meals a day at 150lbs of lean mass, you would be under the 1.5g/kg threshold for nitrogen balance.

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on June 11, 2014
at 10:41 PM

Metabolism is the biological flame. Not food.

For weight loss, eating less carbs helped when I was starting out obese and sedentary, and eating more carbs helped as I started exercising to keep losing.

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