Hey babes! Alright, let's talk about your diet when it comes to carbohydrates! Carbs are very essential to fueling your body with energy and feeding your brain, and you need to have enough of them! However, if you're trying to cut down on fat, sometimes you may need to lower your carb intake a little bit depending on your body type and activity level. If you find that losing weight is hard for you, considering a low carb diet could be a great option for you! Carbs are definitely a necessary macronutrient to get in your diet, but you should absolutely be mindful about how many grams of carbs you really need per day regarding your body type and activity level!
You also need to take into account what your goals are! If your goals are strictly to build muscle, you do not want to lower your carb intake too much, because you need to fuel your muscles with enough energy and glycogen so that you can have that energy for your muscles to use up during your workouts.
It is also important to make sure that you are choosing the right kinds of carbs to fuel your workouts. You want to consume carbs that are high in fiber, such as oats, sweeper Tito's, starchy vegetables, leafy green vegetables, and fruits. Consuming too many processed carbs such as white bread, white rice, pasta, white potatoes, and sugar or baked goods, will not give you the lasting energy that complex carbohydrates will give you. When you consume simple carbohydrates, you will notice a quick spike in your energy, but it will be followed by a crash. You want to consume carbs that will give you energy that lasts throughout the day, and can power you through your toughest workouts!
If your goal is to lose weight, you might want to reduce the amount of carbs you take in in a day. Consuming more carbs than you are using for energy will cause those carbs to be stored as fat in your body. If your activity level is low, or if you are on a cutting diet, reducing your daily intake of carbs will allow you to use your stored fat as fuel. I don't recommend completely cutting carbs from your diet, or following a no carb diet, but lowering your carbs can be a successful way of trimming excess fat.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this tutorial, and are able to reach your goals through a low-carb diet!