Nutrition Education

September 12, 2016

Let's talk about my favorite macronutrient, carbohydrates! One of the most common things I hear (apart from bananas being bad for you!) is how carbohydrates are bad for you. Often times I see people on low carb diets, carb loading diets or no carb diets.  I always ask the question of “why?” and often times I hear the responses of, “I don’t know”, “I’m following XYZ diet” or “because I heard carbs are bad for you”.  Naturally, anything in excess will cause complications (which I’ll explain below).   However, this macronutrient is one of the most important components of food that we ingest when it comes to weight loss, muscle gain and overall health.     

It’s important to understand the role of carbs and how they affect you. The better you understand it, the healthier you’ll be and the less you’ll follow the media and my favorite, fad diets.  Remember, nutrition is a science and in most cases, a complicated one but hopefully this helps clear any co...

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