There are different kinds of carbs: to keep it simple lets just categorize them as simple and complex. When we eat carbs, our body has to break it down into to glucose so it can be utilized for fuel.
Simple carbs, don’t take very long to breakdown (which is why they are referred to as simple.. there’s not much breakdown that needs to happen) so consuming simple carbs spikes your blood sugar, which is generally what we don’t want at any random time during the day
Constant spiking of blood sugar results in a constant spiking of insulin, which is the hormones our body uses to shuttle carbs into our cells to be used as fuel. If you spike your insulin too frequently, it leads to your body becoming resistant to insulin which means it becomes harder and harder for your body to use carbs you eat for fuel.. meaning most of them get stored as fat.
That is why its recommended that we eat complex carbs like rice and oats at our meals; they are harder for the body to break down, so blood glucose levels rise steadily and insulin isn’t constantly being spiked.
HOWEVER- there is one time of the day you DO want this insulin spike and a simple carb that digests VERY quickly: immediately after you do resistance training! 💪🏼 Carbs are our primary fuel source. They are stored IN the muscle in the form of glycogen. So what do we use a ton of when we train?... glycogen. When muscle glycogen is depleted our bodies want carbs to replenish this fuel. In fact if you only have protein post workout, you will actually convert much of it into glucose to replenish glycogen. So you aren’t really repairing muscles effectively. The more efficiently you repair muscle, the more efficiently you burn fat for fuel, giving you results faster.🤷🏼♀️ So post workout I always have the simplest carb I know of (a dexanhydrous glucose) paired with whey isolate. When you have too complex of a carb post workout, it takes longer to digest and you end up delaying the muscle recover process by several hours. I want to jump start recovery as quickly as I can. •
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