Portland Personal Trainer | The Skinny on Carbohydrates

Eating carbohydrates is not a bad thing, because your muscles need them for energy. Carbohydrates are the body's main energy source, so when you cut them out completely, you can hinder performance and  cause an athlete not to perform at their best ability. When it comes to losing weight, getting extra lean, then we can look at carbohydrates in a different way. It is not that carbohydrates that will hinder your progress, but it is the type of carbohyrates that you ingest that may yield to unfavorable results. If you stick to whole grains, vegetables, wheat or glutein free types of breads then you will get results versus if you stayed with high processed food types of carbohydrates that are loaded with enriched bleached white flour, sugar and other ingredients. The rule of thumb is to keep it as natural as possible. If you want to eat some fruit, then eat fresh fruit, not the fruit juice in a can or carton. In addition, if you are craving tortillas they are plenty of options out there like, brown rice tortillas, wheat tortillas, whole grain tortillas and fresh corn tortillas. You just need to look for alternatives, because they are out there. If you shop at a Whole Foods, Trader Joes and New Seasons, you will find a variety of options to choose some.

Thanks,Kisar Dhillon

The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241