Myth 6: If You Lift Weights, You Should Limit Carb Intake
Some believe if you limit your carb intake when lifting weights this will help with fat loss. “Carbohydrates are not inherently fattening,” says Nancy Clark M.S., R.D., best-selling author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook. If you consume excess calories, it’ll lead to weight gain—regardless of the macro type. Even too much chicken can cause weight gain. “Carbohydrates fuel your muscles, so you can lift heavier weights and have more energy during your workouts.” Further, whole grains, fruits, and certain vegetables—all categorized as carbs—are among the most health-promoting foods on the plant. Stress less about cutting carbs when you’re on a heavy lifting regimen.
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