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Sugar and grains spike your insulin levels, and make you store fat, Dr. Gioffre says. “The more sugar you eat, the more sugar you will burn as your primary source of fuel which is a very dirty burn, and then what will you crave more of? Sugar.” When your diet consists primarily of dark green leafy vegetables, and healthy alkaline fats, and you eliminate the carbs, your energy will increase and your body will turn into a fat burning machine, Dr. Gioffre adds.