Who else is on team carbs after dark?? 🙌🏼
Myth: “I can’t lose weight because I’m eating too many carbs.”
Myth: “Eating carbs late at night will make you gain weight.”
Let’s first clear the air on carbs... Fat gain isn’t from eating too many carbs, or eating after a certain time. Fat gain is from eating more calories than you burn, also known as eating in a calorie surplus.
Carbs catch all the heat because they happen to make up the majority of foods that people most commonly over eat on, like donuts, cookies, pasta, etc. 🍩🍪
My rice cakes with bananas & PB2 are the same amount of calories at 11 am or 9 pm. It doesn’t change the amount of calories after a certain time, and your body won’t store it as fat because you’re eating it before bed and sleeping on it.
Carbs are our body’s go-to energy source. It is ideal to place them before and after workouts, but it is totally acceptable to save room in your day for a treat. I eat dessert every night after dinner. 😊
There are people who medically need, lower carb diets, or even prefer low carb. That’s ok!
The thing to remember with fat loss is that it’s driven by calorie intake. So if you don’t currently track your intake, remember, you can’t measure what you don’t manage. 😉
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