3 CARB TIPS TO BOOST YOUR FAT LOSS
Carb cycling is when you vary your carb intake between higher and lower intakes.
The benefit of alternating carbs is that you can get the benefit of consuming lower carbs, which is an increase in fat usage, without the negatives of prolonged lower carb intake. These negatives can be low energy, increased hunger and an increased risk of lower metabolism.
Higher carb intake allows you to perform well in the gym, keep up your energy levels and maintain good leptin levels which in turn help your metabolism keep humming. You are at a higher risk for lower leptin levels with sustained low carb intake.
CHOOSE COMPLEX CARBS
Complex carbs typically have a higher fiber count than those that are simple and probably processed.
Complex carbs are more beneficial because they do not increase your blood sugar levels as much as simple carbs. The evidence of the link between obesity and high blood sugar is well documented.
HIGHER CARB DAYS BEFORE TRAINING DAY
Most exercises & lifts go through a carb pathway to produce energy. If you do not have enough glycogen (stored carbs) within your muscles you can see a decrease in performance & strength. Consuming higher carbs well before exercise ensures that you’ve stored enough energy to be used for your workouts and allows you to keep making progress.
LOWER CARB DAYS WHEN NOT TRAINING
Not exercising today? Then you should be consuming less carbs than typical. Doing this allows your body to tap into more stored body fat!
Overall your body is an adjustable machine that will seek to learn to use energy by how you consume energy. Increase the consistency at which you cycle carbs and allow your body to become better at using fat for energy.