Personal Trainer Kelli Anastasovski busts the myth of: Carbs
The belief: Avoiding carbohydrates will help you lose weight.
The reality: Although eating too much of any macronutrient – including carbs, protein or fat
– can hinder the progression of your weight loss journey, if you do NOT consume the appropriate amount of carbs for your body, you will decrease your ability to work out.
Our muscles store carbs as glycogen. Glycogen is a major part of what makes our workouts the most efficient and productive that they can be. Without the proper carbohydrate intake, your workouts will feel just as difficult, but you will be unable to perform your best, and your progress will decrease significantly.
Meet Kelli at the Washington Avenue or Erie Street clubs, or read more about her here.