What do we mean by carb/fat sensitivity?




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    Hollie Shillito

    So, does sensitivity indicate a positive or negative thing?

    It would be helpful if you could outline the differences between someone who is carbohydrate/fat/caffeine/alcohol sensitive and someone who isn't as sensetivity seems too general.

    Many thanks,


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    Sebastian Corpe

    Hi Hollie,

    Sensitivity is neither positive or negative, it is an indicator of how much of an effect someone will experience from a particular nutrient.

    For example, if someone has high carbohydrate sensitivity, they will effectively extract more calories from carbohydrates (and therefore be more likely to gain weight) than someone with low sensitivity.

    If someone has high caffeine or alcohol sensitivity, this means they will take longer to clear those compounds from their body than low sensitivity individuals, and therefore are likely to experience longer lasting effects.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.



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