YOUR MUSCLES NEED CARBS AFTER YOU WORKOUT!!!
Before I type a long post about how your body actually uses and needs a certain amount of carbs, and also explain how it takes a tremendous amount of EXTRA carbs for them to ever turn into fat.. read this very usefull article ( The Truth about Carbs Turning into Fat) and then return here to Hollywoodfitness.Biz
Ok I hoped that article was helpful! Here is what I’ve learned through my own experience with working out and eating. It is possible to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. (Ladies this is for you too) At first they didn’t think it was possible because to lose weight you have to eat less, but to build muscle you have to eat more! A mistake I made was I would work out super hard for about an hour and a half, then play basketball for 2 hours and I thought I was going ot get in amazing shape by cutting my carbs and eating less. Turns out all I did was feel like crap at the end of the day. I didn’t build the muscles I was trying to and I didn’t lose the weight I thought I would. I didn’t lose the weight I thought I would because I didn’t build the muscles up properly.
You know why people with the flu lose weight by laying in bed all day? Part of it is becuase they are consuming less calories, but it is mainly becuase you burn the most calories from fat while you are at rest or doing Low Intensity cardio like WALKING!! The more muscle tone you have the more fat you burn while at rest. This is important for both men and women becuase if you want to look and feel your best and keep the fat burning off, you have to tone up your muscles and get plenty of rest.
So what does this have to do with eating carbs you ask??
Your muscles need lots of carbs to refuel the empty tanks after you weight train!! Carbs raise your insulin and insulin gets all the nutrients in your body where they need to be. Now that you know that it is extremely rare and difficult for your body to turn carbs into fat you don’t have to worry so much. By working out hard and then playing basketball and not eating enough carbs, my muscles did not have enough nutrients to repair and develope properly. Basketball is high intensity so it burns a lot of carbs. Since I didn’t have enough carbs, I was running on amino acids that my muscles should have been using to repair! Since my muscles didn’t grow, I didnt lose much weight at all.
To make a long story short, follow this and you will feel great, look great, and get to eat the foods you love.
WORKOUT DAYS at least 3 days a week- After your workout Consume calories from 60% Carbs 30% Protein and 10% fat
Cardio Days- 50% protein 30% carbs and 20% fat
Consume most of your calories on workout days after your workout, eat light before hand, and on cardio days.. thats your fat burning days so go lower carb lower calorie. But High Carb High calorie after your workouts!
Try it out, it works! You get to eat things you love after your workouts like pasta, pizza, burgers, non fat frozen yogurt.. just keep it low fat with the pizza and burgers! Dont mix high carb with fat because like I said the insulin gets things to where they are stored and you don’t want to store fat! I hope you found this helpful! Email me with any questions and keep checking back with HollywoodFitness.Biz!