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Carbs & Fats

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Carbs & Fats

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Key points:

  • Both carbs and fats are important energy sources
  • Neither are the enemy
  • Cutting out┬ácarbs is a short-term fix
  • Fats are important for a healthy body
  • Eating fat does NOT make you fat!
  • There are healthy and unhealthy sources of both
  • Fats contain roughly 3x more calories per gram than carbs
  • Different people perform better on more carbs or more fats
  • Tips to increase carbs:
    • Increase portions of rice/potatoes with meals
    • Bananas
    • Rice cakes
    • Fruit
  • Tips to increase fats:
    • Nut butters
    • Avocado
    • Nuts
    • 85%+ Dark Chocolate
    • Use more cooking oil
    • Switch protein sources to fattier varieties
    • Cheese

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