Carbs, Protein And Their Connection To Weight and Fat Loss

5 lbs of fat vs. 5 lbs of muscle

Carbs, Protein And Their Connection To Weight and Fat Loss

Carbohydrates like sugar, bread, and grains all raise the hormone insulin, which when persistently high, leads to fat gain. High insulin also drives up the hormone cortisol, which tells the body to store energy as fat. Carbs drive insulin, which drives fat storage and sleepiness, while protein drives wakefulness and fat for use as fuel. Thus a high protein, low carbohydrate diet is ideal for health and body composition. Carbohydrate consumption should be done smartly and strategically with higher carb days occurring on days of strength training. Timing your carbs to be ingested in the pre-workout to post-workout period will also help to maximize the positive aspects of carbohydrates.

Matt Kroc knows when to have his carbs

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