The next most common mistake made when people want to lose fat is heavily reducing or completely cutting out carbs.
CARBS ARE NOT THE ENEMY!
Carbs have many benefits including helping you recover from a workout, they boost your immune system and they give you energy.
People on a low carb diet often see a performance dip because they’re not fueling their bodies. That’s why you hear marathoners or high level athletes are told to “carb load” the night before their event. They’re not told to “carb deprive” because it would hinder their performance.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to apply it to your body.
What we want to consider is the QUALITY of the carbs.
What I mean is…
? how easily do they digest?
? how do they make you feel after eating them?
? does this carb make you full or do you still feel hungry?
Quality carbs are things like fruits, vegetables, potatoes, oatmeal, rice and certain pastas. Low quality carbs leave you hungry after eating them – bread, sugary foods, chips, crackers, etc.
You don’t have to eliminate carbs from your diet, you just have to pick more of high quality carbs the fuel your body and your recovery.
And don’t put the lower quality carbs in the “bad” category or consider them off limits. You can have them too…in moderation. I love me some ice cream ? but I offset that indulgence by staying active and eating higher quality carbs most of the time.
Like most things…it’s all about BALANCE!!