Hi all !
If you haven’t entered my
POWERFUSION PROTEIN POWDER GIVEAWAY
you have 1 week to do so!!
Don’t FEAR THE CARBS!
Great WHOLE FOOD carbs that help restore energy in your body include
VEGGIES, yams, oats, brown rice, rice cakes, and fruits.
The CARBS you want to avoid are processed carbs.
Your body does not know how to properly process these
overly processed carbs –
(quite a “process” )
so they can be stored as fat instead of used for energy!
Here is a great article from LiveStrong.com on why Carbs are important
Carbs are also very important right after a work out!
Combining a carb source with your protein shake
helps get the protein to your muscles quicker!
”The quick insulin spike (from a carb) is what replenishes your muscles
with glycogen and thus results in immediate glycogen replacement.
So by consuming carbohydrates that are higher on the glycemic index
we have accomplished our goal of replacing any glycogen lost during exercise.”
That is why it’s great to make a POWER SMOOTHIE
with protein powder and fruit after a workout,
or you can try one of my favorite options…
Rice cakes with protein shake as the “milk”
Sugar cookie POWEROATS
or why not try a POWER PUMPKIN ROLL?
All of these options are great combos of healthy CARBS & Protein!!
Perfect for muscle building post-workout or any time of the day!
What is your FAVORITE CARB?