Carbs after 6pm – Let’s Talk …..

Here’s the latest nutrition post from Coach Steph Catlin talking all about those much discussed carbohydrates and debunking the myths of when you should and shouldn’t eat them.

Cut carbohydrates out of your diet and you lose scale weight… can I let you into a little secret? Two actually..

1) Most of that change is water weight

2) It’s the decrease in calories, not the carbs

To lose weight, you must be in a consistent calorie deficit which means, burning more calories than you are eating in a day. Consistently, over a period of time.

In answer to point 1:

When you eat a carb, you digest it and store it in your muscles

Along with storing the energy, you also store water

When you take carbs out, you no longer store water

Bob’s your uncle, fanny’s your aunt

In answer to point 2:

When you take carbs out of your diet, you eat less food

Less food equals less calories overall

By default you are in a calorie deficit

Bob’s your uncle, fanny’s your aunt

The bottom line?

– There is no such thing as a bad food, just a bad overall diet. Within a calorie controlled diet, carbs are important as fuel for the brain, and your muscles

– Low carb diets make people tired, hungry and unmotivated

– Unless you have a specific reason not to, Remember to LOVE THY CARB

Have a FABULOUS day 🙂

Yours in Health,


Read all previous nutrition posts in the new SPORTS NUTRITION tab at the top of the page or click here

Former Totally Tennis performance player and now coach Steph Catlin has founded Food Is Life, a sports nutrition consultancy business based in Basingstoke. If you would like to learn more about how to achieve your personal nutrition goals and for specific personal advice please contact Steph directly via via her website or visit her social media channels FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Hungry for more and want to read more of Steph’s myth busting, science based nutrition blogs? Click here

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