Poor carbohydrates... They’ve been attacked over the past couple decades and thought of as “weight loss villains,” as things that cause weight gain and all sorts of health issues. As a result, people started to avoid them like the plague!
And while carbohydrates like “sugar” and “corn syrup” are definitely culprits of these weight loss and health problems, the GOOD carbohydrates also were shunned as well!
When we say GOOD carbohydrates, we’re talking about things like...
- Root/starchy vegetables
- Whole grains
These healthy carbohydrates took the fall as well with the carbohydrate backlash. And here’s the kicker:
Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for our muscles, organs, and brain. They do not cause weight gain in and of themselves. Excess calories and consuming more calories than you burn causes weight gain.
What’s more, carbohydrates can do WONDERS for your weight loss and transformation goals.
Carbohydrates help increase your...
Carbohydrates also help nourish the brain, liver, and organs!
Because this macronutrient is the preferred fuel source for our bodies, there is a famous physiological saying: “Fat burns in a carbohydrate fire.”
This means that carbohydrates can help “stoke” or fuel that metabolic furnace to maximize fat oxidation, a.k.a fat burning.
With the right amount of carbohydrates, you can stay fueled throughout the day as you burn fat and calories.