Is a carb really just a carb?
…or are they evil? Currently, it is a real hot topic, especially since many countries have introduced a sugary drink tax and low-carb and keto diet are becoming very popular among the broad public. Is it the right way to go in order to lose fat? Yes. And no.
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A very simplified version of metabolism
Did you already read my first post about macros? If not, please do! In this post I will give you a very simplified insight what happens to the macronutrients in the body. I think this is necessary because there is still a lot of quackery around, demonizing macronutrients (like carbs) for some reason. Having some tools to understand what is behind metabolism may help get immune to it. If you do not want to read the whole article, here the spoiler: no matter if you are eating low carb, low fat or whatsoever, if you are in a calorie surplus, the body will start to store fat. If you want to know the why, read further.
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For overweight people, and sadly a lot of us are overweight, losing weight in form of body fat is probably the best thing to improve health. Some of us already lost a lot of body fat and keeping it off is a very good idea and already difficult enough. Nevertheless, even if you never had problems with excess bodyweight, not gaining fat mass is one of the most relevant factors for a healthy lifestyle which can be traced even to the molecular level. Now this may be quite easy for you: you have good genetics and/or a lifestyle that helps maintaining your physique. But as life goes on, things can become more challenging…
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The major building blocks of food
The three major components of food are called macronutrients (“macros” for the pros) and they are: carbohydrates, fats and protein. What lies behind those terms? What are they exactly and where do we get them from? I will introduce them to you and later dedicate a separate blog post to each one of them. Now dear macros, the stage is yours!
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