There are so many “strategies” out in the world about the best way to consume carbs.
“Breakfast like a king. Lunch like a prince. Dinner like a peasant.”
“Low carb all day.” (Atkins diet)
“No carbs all day.” (Keto diet)
Seriously, it’s more confusing than Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy.
News Flash: You Can Eat Carbs and Still Burn Fat
So listen, first of all, carbs aren’t inherently evil. They’re just in right in the middle of their heyday getting villainized just like fat did in the 90s. Carbs are actually a high-impact food; in fact, carbs are one of the main sources of fuel for our muscles.
Brief Science Lesson: When we eat potatoes, rice, or any other carb source, it’s converted into glucose after digestion and then eventually into glycogen, which is the FUEL your muscles can use.
BUT, there is a downside to carbs. They take longer to digest than most proteins and fats which can have a major slow down effect on your energy. The digestion process pulls blood from your brain which ultimately depletes mental focus and can lead to lengthy energy crashes.
Instead of reaching for the Red Bull as a “solution”, wouldn’t it be better if you knew the best way to consume carbohydrates to keep you primed for your day and avoid the afternoon crashes?
Eat For Energy Instead of Weight Loss (and the fat loss will follow)
Instead of chasing weight loss, chase optimal energy throughout the day. Avoiding carb-heavy foods in the morning is key because of the aforementioned reasons. But that doesn’t mean you can never have carbs. It just means there’s an optimal time to consume carbs that gives you the biggest bang for your buck re energy AND fat loss.
On this week’s Million Dollar Body podcast, I’m breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly about carbs and teaching you the right way to eat them to maximize fat loss!
- Why a no-carb diet could be damaging your health (specifically, damaging your blood vessels)
- Training your body to burn stored fat instead of that Gatorade + banana you ate before your workout
- When exactly you should be eating carbs to maximize your energy and yes, still burn fat
If you’re trying to lose weight, keep your energy optimized, and HAVE CARBS IN YOUR DIET, this podcast is for you!