There's something about this font that makes me eyes flip the letters
around and see "crabs" instead of "carbs". Do you see it too?
**Note: When I use the word “diet” in this post, I am referring to the types of food that I eat. I am not insinuating I am “on a diet” or trying to lose weight.**
I love carbohydrates SO MUCH.
I crave carbs.
My body needs them.
I used to eat a diet that was almost entirely made up of carbohydrates. My protein and fat intake were seriously lacking. I am happy to say I remedied that a few years ago. Taking up strength training as well as the desire to increase my lean muscle mass and decrease my body fat is what precipitated my change in eating habits. Lowering the amount of carbs I ate and upping my protein and fat (combined with the strength training) got me the results I desired.
Being the “all or nothing” type of person I am, it shouldn’t surprise you that at first, when I changed my eating habits, I wasn’t eating enough carbs. I cut too much of them out of my diet. Slowly, after a couple months, I started to up my carb intake. I kept gaining muscle and was getting stronger, so all was good. The carbs stayed.
I am careful about when I eat carbs. I know my body needs them first thing in the morning. My body also needs them before (fuel) and after (repair) a workout.
Currently, I would categorize my diet as high protein/normal carb on the days I lift, and normal protein/high carb on days I do a lot of cardio. I am not afraid of carbs. As a runner and a lifter, I need them. I would be homicidal without them!
What is your relationship like with carbs? (Or crabs, you can tell me about both... I'll listen.)