Most people have been falsely led to believe that carbohydrates are bad and that they will make you fat. This is definitely a myth that needs to be busted! Of course, eating too much of anything will make you gain weight, but natural grain or starchy carbs such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, and oatmeal are actually quite beneficial in your six-pack quest, especially when consumed post-workout.
When you eat carbs post-workout, they have the smallest chance of turning into body fat. Try to eat moderate amounts of carbs and 1-2 cups of vegetables with each meal. This will ensure that your body gets the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre it needs to function at its peak and remain healthy.
Written by: Joel Tibboh
Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist at Fit Zone Limited.
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Source: Glitz Africa Magazine issue 21