3. The Farce Of The Low-Carb Diet For Athletes
True, monitoring carb intake is one of the best ways to play around with your weight, I don’t dispute that. I do it myself, and it can be a powerful tool for people who need to lose a significant amount of weight. But the everyman athlete has no need to go bonkers cutting out all kinds of carbs just for the sake of it, because that sort of eating behavior is not sustainable for an endurance athlete.
Atkins crazed low-carb lifestyle promoters need to buy a clue. Carbohydrates are absolutely essential to your diet, especially if you’re an athlete.
There are no such things as good carbs or bad carbs – just too much carbs! If you’re an athlete on a low carb diet, you’re basically sabotaging yourself. Good luck topping off your muscle glycogen stores by eating a protein and fat centric diet.
Put the proverbial fork in this one – this fad diet has finally bit the dust amongst athletes who know better. Next time your spin instructor starts touting the amazing low-carb lifestyle he or she leads, throw your used sweat towel at them and switch gyms.