“Carbs are bad...they will make me fat!”
This is such a common misconception, one I held for sooo many years, and that many people still believe.
There’s an unhealthy fear of carbs in our culture, mostly in part to quick weight loss marketing and lack of understanding of what carbs actually do, and how our bodies utilize them.
Carbohydrates are our bodies preferred energy source, they are more easily broken down for energy to be stored in the muscles for future use (as glycogen).
Have you been on a low-carb plan and been dragging butt in the gym, lacking energy and struggling to get through your workout?
The main reason for this is because when we cut carbs out, our bodies have much less to work with in order to fuel an intense training session.
It’s like trying to drive a car 200 miles on fumes...you won’t get far!
So how do we ensure we are getting enough of the right types of carbohydrates in our diet to fuel our bodies?
Simply put, it comes down to choosing complex carbs like rice, potatoes, beans and legumes, whole grains and *whole fruits as opposed to overly processed foods and simple sugars (there is one exception but that’s an whole separate post 😉).
Ensuring you exercise proper portion control and track your intake (that’s appropriate for your body weights, activity level and goals) will make all the difference in your energy levels and results!
Making conscious, educated choices about the foods we take in are what forge long sustained fat loss and a healthy lifestyle.
Here’s some more helpful facts about carbs:
▪️Our brains use carbs for fuel, talk about #foodforthought 🔥🧠🔥
▪️ *Whole fruit is a simple AND complex carb 🍌💱🍎
▪️The fiber in carbs aid digestion, it’s also helps regulate cholesterol and plays and important role in fat metabolism through our gut! 🔁
Do you have questions about carbs, or how to gain better understanding of your nutrition and it’s role in fat loss (not just losing weight)? Don’t hesitate to message me with any questions, I’m here to help!
#goodcarbs #nutritioniskey #carbsarenottheenemy #wonderfullyfit
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.