Gym Reb3l: What Carbohydrates To Eat To Lose Weight

Carbohydrates! What Are They?

They are the sugars, starches and fibres found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products.

Though often maligned in trendy diets, carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are important to a healthy life.

Carbohydrates are macro-nutrients, meaning they are one of the three main ways the body obtains energy, or calories. There are three macro-nutrients: carbohydrates, protein and fats.

Macro-nutrients are essential for proper body functioning, and the body requires large amounts of them.

All macro-nutrients must be obtained through diet; the body cannot produce macro-nutrients on its own.

Different Types


Simple carbs are also known as “sugar.”

It’s made of up to two sugar building blocks connected in a chain.

The building blocks can be glucose as the chains are short, they’re easy to break down, which is why they taste sweet when they hit your tongue.

They are also digested and absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. Foods high in simple carbohydrates include sweeteners (table sugar, syrup, honey), candy, jellies and jams and refined flour.

Fruits, vegetables, beans and dairy contain simple carbs, too, but they come with vitamins and minerals, plus fibre and/or protein, so they’re still healthy choices.


Complex carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules that are strung together in long, complex chains.

They are found in foods such as peas, beans, whole grains, and vegetables. Both simple and complex are turned to glucose (blood sugar) in the body and are used as energy.

Glucose is used in the cells of the body and in the brain. Any unused glucose is stored in the liver and muscles as glycogen for use later.

Complex carbohydrate foods provide vitamins, minerals, and fibre that are important to the health of an individual.

The majority should come from complex carbohydrates (starches) and naturally occurring sugars, rather than processed or refined sugars, which do not have the vitamins, minerals, and fibre found in complex and natural carbohydrates.

Refined sugars are often called “empty calories” because they have little to no nutritional value.

We hope this helps you understand Carbohydrates and what carbohydrates to eat to lose weight

The main thing we want you to understand is that weight loss comes down to one rule

Calories in -v- Calories out

It really is that simple and it is why the personal trainers at Gym Reb3l get such amazing results with their clients

They keep weight loss and dieting simple

By keeping it simple you get fantastic results without the complications and confusion

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