𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗯𝘀, 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗙𝗮𝘁/𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁-𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀!
Many of you ask about carb intake for weight loss, theres no right or wrong but purely dependent on how your body reacts and whether it’s reasonably suitable for creating your sustainable calorific deficit along with incorporating forms of resistance and cardio training. This food group happens to be super yummy and also calorically dense and so people tend to cut down carbs first since it is the easiest influencing element. For a cut phase, I’d opt for natural carbs as opposed to my favourite bread (e.g oats or rice), some for breakfast and also before a workout (energy source!), remaining meals would filled with of plenty of fibre and protein to keep me fuller for longer but for now I’m still team bread 😂
F A C T ✨ (in a nutshell)
Carbs serves as a primary source of fuel for the body and circulates around as glucose in the blood sugar! That rise in blood glucose will call for the pancreas to release insulin, firstly binding the glucose to cells (muscle/liver) as glycogen as an energy source for later expenditure and secondly excess glucose is stored as fat.
Insulin sensitivity determines how effectively your body can utilise carbohydrates and how much insulin your body must produce to deposit off glucose from the bloodstream. Higher insulin sensitivity means less is needed to transfer glucose and is more preferential towards first storing as glycogen as opposed to storing it as fat. Hence, if weight/fat loss is a goal of yours, you could also consider the effect on insulin sensitivity!
Here are some tips to improve insulin sensitivity: (check the comment section! It won’t fit😵)