Carb are the fuel source that powers us for high intensity workouts. It lives in our blood, muscles and liver. When our body needs to use fuel for workouts, it takes it in this order. If there are no carb there our body can use broken down protein (or muscle = negative gains) as fuel.
To perform our best, we want to make sure we have enough fuel in the tank.
Amounts differ according to the individual goals, type of workout, and duration of workout.
Ideally 1-2 hours before working out, have a meal consistenting of 30-50g of carbs.
Reminder: think of carbs that will break down fast. Veggies are slow to break down and full of fiber, so those are not the best option before a workout.
Here are some ideas of workout carbs.
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