Carbs are not your Enemy!
You need good carbs so your body can absorb protein & build lean muscle.
Having a very low carb diet can be detrimental to your thyroid gland which can affect your health & your results negatively. Your thyroid is responsible for producing hormones such as the ones that regulate your rate of metabolism. If it is affected due to a low carb diet then your results will plateau & you won’t be efficiently burning fat! You may not notice your metabolism slowing at first but you will find that you hit a plateau faster than being on a healthier, moderate carb diet plan. Without having enough carbs in your diet your body becomes depleted & you simply won’t have enough energy to train hard! Carbs are directly related to your body’s ability to recover post workout & you’ll find that you become weaker! Carbs are your body’s preferred source of workout energy, while your body can use fat as a fuel source if you’re doing endurance or high intensity training carbs will delay the onset of fatigue. Another reason why cutting out carbs may not be so good: Your brain uses carbs to function! If you haven’t had carbs for an extended period of time then your body starts to produce ketone bodies which is your brain’s alternative fuel source. This can make you feel miserable, you’re unable to concentrate, you’re tired all the time, can’t think properly & just don’t feel good! Carbs also hold water, so if you cut them out, you can think you have lost weight, but actually all you have lost is fluid!
Cutting out carbs should only be temporary- if you have a competition or a photoshoot etc. It’s called “depleting” for a reason! In my opinion it’s not healthy & shouldn’t be permanent! I have found that including good carbs in my diet has lowered my body fat & I have been able to gain good lean muscle! - Remember the more muscle you have the more fat you burn and being “toned” means having muscle with little body fat.
✅ Carbs I recommend:
Rice - brown/black/red/wild
. Quinoa and Amaranth are both also high is protein & are a complete protein!
This blog was written by Emily Skye
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