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In this day and age, from a dietary standpoint, everyone seems to be jumping on the low-carb, high-protein and –fat train. This is due to an outburst of social media posts about massive body changes – mostly weight loss changes – causing a pop culture paradigm shift in people’s way of thinking about their macronutrient intake.

Recently, I was asked by one of our clients that, if weight loss can be achieved so effectively by not eating carbohydrates, why do we as strength and conditioning coaches still request our clients and athletes to take in carbohydrates as a part of their daily diets?

The answer lies in understanding a little cell biology. Glucose is a simple sugar, and is the primary energy source the body uses to power cellular function, including our muscle cells when we exercise. Everything we eat, whether it’s steak, popcorn, or asparagus, gets digested by the body and broken down to glucose to be used by the cells for energy to complete whatever function they are responsible for completing. However, even though ALL foods are eventually converted to glucose, whether the particular food is a carb, protein, or fat will determine how quickly/easily the body can break it down to a single glucose molecule to be used by the cells for energy; carbs being the easiest for the body to do so.

As a result, when it comes to picking foods to eat when you are approaching your planned workout time, it is best to pick foods that have a higher carb content versus protein or fat. You’ll be doing your body a service in paving a path of least resistance to the ultimate energy source for achieving maximum gains: GLUCOSE!

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