Are carbs evil?
The short answer: no.
So, why are they so demonized across the fitness industry then? Every fad diet is trying to get you to eliminate carbs. Take the bun off your burger! No doughnuts for you! No more pasta ever!
Carbs Are a Healthy Source of Energy
Here’s the thing. Carbs are an important part of a balanced diet and a HEALTHY source of energy for your body. But we’re constantly being told to eat the bun-less hamburger or tacos without the tortilla. (WHAT?!)
The tricky thing about carbs is that in order for your body to actually use them as energy, and not store them as fat, is dependent on how much energy you need.
Carbs Intake Has To Match Your Output
For example, if you sit at a desk all day, and workout about 3 times per week, your energy requirements are going to be significantly lower than someone who has a physically strenuous job and works out 5-6 times a week.
So, if you’re the former person, I’ve got bad news for you. You probably do have to eat that bun-less burger because your carb intake needs to match your energy output.
I’m going to break down exactly how your body uses carbs for fuel in this week’s video. We’re going to the third grade science lab to help you understand words like glucose, glycogen, and visceral fat a.k.a what happens to carbs in your body after you eat them.
- The scientific breakdown of how your body uses carbs for energy
- What happens when your energy output doesn’t match your carb intake(hint: visceral fat and organ fat)
- The difference between complex and simple carbohydrates and how they affect your energy levels
Are Carbs Evil?
Just like anything else, carbs aren’t inherently evil, but if you eat too much of them, your body will turn them into fat. If you’re ready to take charge of your carb intake as a HEALTHY energy source, this video is for you!