No more hunger knock!
Adjusting your fuel strategy by monitoring blood glucose
Date: March 17 (Sat) 9:00-11:00AM
Location: Genesis at 4244 Campus Point Ct, San Diego, CA 92121
Speaker: Kayo Arima PhD, RD
Training instructor: Shinano Hazllett
What do you expect to learn in this workshop?
- Your metabolic pattern at rest and during exercise.
- Your endurance capability.
- Timing to fuel during exercise.
- Dietary strategy to burn body fat efficiently.
- Hypoglycemia doesn’t happen to you without an extreme condition.
This workshop is for people who are afraid of “hitting the wall” during exercising but don’t want to eat or drink too much sugar. Blood glucose is a powerful indicator to know how your body creates ATP, the energy currency of cells. You will learn how to utilize body fat efficiently to generate ATP so that you will be leaner and less concerned about a fuel during prolonged exercise.
Humans evolved to hunt and gather without food for days. This means we are designed to burn fat while aerobically exercising without emptying liver glycogen, the biggest sugar storage in the body. However, the majority of modern humans have turned to be sugar-burning machines and constantly use blood sugar even when sitting, driving and watching TV so that they need to consume more sugar while running.
In this workshop, you will learn blood glucose 101, such as sources of blood glucose, types of fuels stored in the body and how the brain choses a fuel to create ATP. After the lecture, you will check blood glucose 3 times, before and twice while running or riding aerobically to understand your metabolic pattern.
*Please skip breakfast and bring your food. For athletes, bring your regular food (or drink) to test your current fuel strategy. Heart rate monitor is recommended if you have one.
If you are interested in this event, please contact me!