The truth about carbs

Many people believe that eating carbohydrates = fat and weight gain. This myth should be dubunked right now. Only when you eat an excess amount of, or the wrong types of carbs are when they can be stored as fat.

Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, without them you would have no energy, be irritable and may not be able to think straight. Basically, the body needs carbs to function correctly- especially when following an exercise program.

So, what should you eat??

Slow digesting carbs such as grains, oats, whole grain pasta, brown rice and kumara. These will give you the required energy you need throughout the day and will not be stored as fat (as long as it’s in moderation)

Foods that contain fast digesting carbs such as fizzy drinks, white bread, white pasta/rice and sugary cereals may give you a quick spike in energy levels but will you won’t have enough time to burn that energy and it may be stored as fat .

As long as your carb intake fits your macronutrient ratio (what is this? email/call me) for the day you should not put on body fat from carbs.

Lucas Goodwin

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