Carbohydrates: Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about carbohydrates.

Carbs are the most demonized macronutrient with many people blaming them as the sole source of obesity. Though carbs are not an essential nutrient, you can have a diet without them, why would you want to? They are an amazing source of fuel for your body, Glycogen, in fact the most efficient source. All sources of fiber are carbohydrates which have incredible benefits for your health. So not only are carbohydrates incredible for performance and your health, foods containing carbohydrates taste delicious. I personally would not want to live life without rigatoni, and what is rigatoni without the pasta? And the fact is you can be in shape, even ripped, and still enjoy them like I do.

The majority of my diet is carbohydrates- they account for 50% of my daily calories while maintaining a lean physique year round. In fact, my goal for this summer is to have 8% body fat and I will still be enjoying carbohydrates everyday. And so can you while properly portioned. But how important is it that we track our carbs and set a daily goal? For myself and my clients, I do not have them specifically track macros because the exact breakdown of carbohydrates and fat does not have a bearing on your body fat.

Join me as we discuss tracking macros and explore the significance of carb intake. Get some insight into my go-to carbohydrate sources and why I include them in my diet.

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