Never has a single food group created so much confusion among the masses. And carbohydrates are a perfect villain here since they have a such a tight grip on blood sugar and fat storage.
The bad news here is that if your carbohydrate intake isn’t optimized your training and life will go downhill.
So here are 6 ways to eat carbs the right way:
1. Don’t take supplements during exercise: This technique only applies to endurance athletes that train for hours on end. If you are training for one hour or less, carbs during exercise will do more harm than good. So don’t buy into the seductive marketing claims.
2. Drastically increase your consumption of vegetables: Vegetables are the most underrated performance enhancers out there. You see, vegetables will mechanistically slow down the rate at which digested carbohydrates enter your blood stream.
3. Have a big amount of carbs right after your resistance training: This will flood your active tissues with carbs and this is exactly what you want. You see, right after your resistance training your active tissues are extremely receptive towards absorbing carbs.
4. Have carbs before exercise: This is a very powerful way to increase your work capacity. Just make sure you have a slow digesting carb that is easy on your stomach. And don’t have too many calories here as you don’t want a sugar crash right before exercise.
5. Never go low: Extremely low carbohydrate intakes will backfire on you. You see, low carbohydrate intakes cause your body to breakdown muscle tissue for energy. And if you have less muscle tissue you can’t absorb that many carbohydrates and you run the risk of fat storage.
6. Avoid the whole grain dogma: Whole grains have risen to god-like status when it comes to health. Unfortunately, most people are eating way too many whole grains. You are far better off focusing on legumes and only eating whole grains when levels of physical activity rise.
You shouldn’t be afraid of carbs, but you shouldn’t eat them with abandon either. Optimize your intake today so that you can get better results by tomorrow!
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