Are you watching your carbohydrate intake? We hear it from everyone. “I need to watch the carbs”.
Here is what Coach Ash has to say about that!
The fear around them needs to GO, but do you know why?
CARBOHYDRATES ARE ESSENTIAL for human beings to function optimally. Our brain NEEDS a steady supply of glucose to function (aka carbohydrates), our liver NEEDS the right amount of glucose available to work properly, our most easily converted energy comes directly from carbohydrates so WHY on earth is there so much fear around them? Let’s break it down.
For YEARS there has been diet after diet claiming to have the answer when it comes to weight loss, the dieting industry has profited off of this by leading you down a path of restriction, bingeing, weight loss, weight gain, hormonal imbalance and mostly frustration. I’m telling you right now you do NOT need to remove carbohydrates to loose weight/maintain a healthy weight.
Most don’t realize that by removing carbohydrates it signals your body to release water weight & glycogen that has been stored within your muscles (this is easily and initially confused with actual fat loss) when you consume carbohydrates your body holds on to water which is actually IMPORTANT. Glycogen stored within our muscles is used as energy. So yes, when you are eating carbohydrates regularly you will weigh a bit more but that is how the human body was designed, get over it, it’s actually amazing.
When we aren’t getting a steady supply of carbohydrates (glucose) for our cells it actually causes the body a lot of stress (ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN), our hormones NEED carbohydrates to actually function properly, which is why I don’t necessarily support low carb/keto diets for optimal long term health.
We need to instead be prioritizing more complex carbohydrates (whole grains, beans, vegetables, oatmeal, quinoa, potatoes, sweet potatoes) & FRUIT, our bodies NEED the antioxidants, fiber, minerals, phytonutrients present.
A healthy weight CAN be achieved through a balanced diet, focus on whole foods, focus on nutrient density and stay active.