I've been eating primal for the last several months, and I have no idea how to tell if I'm a "fat burning beast" or still just using sugars as fuel. Here's what my diet looked like today (I've already planned my dinner, so I've included that info in the stats): Calories: 1823 Fat: 105 Protein: 122 Carbohydrate: 75 (38 of which are from sugars) This is a pretty typical day for me. Other important info: I'm a 145 pound, 32 year old female, 5'7". I lift heavy stuff 3 x week and run and/or play tennis one other day. I've lost about seven pounds and one dress size since I started eating primal, and I feel fucking great.
So, my questions are: 1. How can you tell if you are burning fat for fuel? 2. If you don't FEEL different when burning fat for fuel, can you accurately guess, based on gender/activity/diet about when this happens? 3. Am I consuming too much much sugar/carbs for my body to switch to burning fat?
Thanks in advance. I feel like the more I learn about nutrition, the more I realize I don't know, well, anything.