Carbs and … did you know!?

As most would already know, an individual’s optimal carb intake depends on age, gender, body composition, activity levels, personal preference, food culture and current metabolic health.

There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a “low carb diet” as what is “low” for one person may not be “low” for the next, however studies have shown that low-carb diets reduced appetite and makes you eat less calories and lose weight as long as you manage to keep the carbs ‘low’.

What you need to remember is that there are good carbs and bad carbs. It is very important to choose healthy, fiber-rich carb sources. There is room for plenty of vegetables, even at the lowest end of the carb range.

The most interesting thing (after some research) is that the best way to replenish muscle glycogen stores after workouts is to consume high-glycemic (fast-digesting) carbs as soon as possible post-workout.

Many people worry that fast carbs after workouts will make them fat. However, the post-workout period is the one time when you’re almost guaranteed that those carbs will not be converted into body fat.

What are your thoughts/experience?

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