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Should I avoid carbs?

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By: Tammy Hamilton

One of the most popular questions I get asked as a Nutrition Coach is if my client should cut out all carbs out of their diet. And my answer is always NO! Carbohydrates are very important for fueling our bodies not just before a workout but throughout each day. Without the proper amount of carbohydrates your body will start to look for energy in other places such as your muscles. Which means you must be eating a significant amount of protein to maintain your muscle mass otherwise you will lose muscle mass.
Most people think of carbs as only pastas, breads, etc (the carbs that get the most negative rap’s) but carbs also include fruits and vegetables.
Can you eat too many healthy carbs? Yes, you need to have the proper ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fats to get the best results. But that amount depends on your goals. If you are looking to have better performance in the gym your carbs will be much different than someone looking to lose body fat. If you need help understanding what ratio you should eat based on your body and goals, reach out to us! We’d love to help you.