The Importance of Carbohydrates to Start Your Day

March 16, 2017

The Importance of Carbohydrates to Start Your Day

Many of those who are trying to watch their weight may be conscious of their carb consumption. After the rise of the Atkins diet many of us have become more carb aware and in some cases we attempt to cut our carb intake in order to lose weight.

The truth is carbohydrates are essential to a healthy diet, here's why:

Fuel Your Workouts

If you're an exercise addict or you're trying to get down the gym a little more, carbohydrates are essential to your training. They provide essential fuel to the body that enables us to push on far longer than you'd be able to on a carb free diet.

Next time you're going for a run or in a spin class think about what you've eaten over the last 24 hours, if you're struggling it's probably down to a lack of carbs, try eating a carb rich meal three hours before you exercise and see what a difference it makes.

Start your Day Right

Studies show that we should eat big at breakfast and not shy away from carbs in the morning. A well balanced and nutrient rich meal is the perfect way to start the day. The OOMF Protein Oats offer a high carb and high protein breakfast that will keep you going right up until lunch.

If you are trying to reduce the amount of carbohydrates that you eat try having a low carb dinner when you have finished all your work and training for the day. A light dinner is exactly what you need before you go to bed and then you can refuel in the morning with a carb rich breakfast!