We talk a lot about how for maximum fat loss results you’ll want to limit your carbohydrates to your evening meal or post workout. That generates a lot of great questions from people who wonder how they lost weight while eating oatmeal for breakfast or how very lean people can get away with chowing down on bread and pasta all the time. These are fantastic questions that all point back to one thing: carb tolerance. In today’s episode we talk about the many different factors that influence carb tolerance, how to know your own and how to improve it!
The Problem: Carbohydrate tolerance varies from person to person and what works for one person, especially a lean person, might not work for someone who has more fat to lose. People also mistake weight loss and fat loss. Just because you lost weight on a previous diet program doesn’t mean you lose fat!
The Solution: Understand what impacts carb tolerance. We discuss in detail the ways the following factors influence your carb tolerance:
- Your insulin sensitivity or resistance
- Your body composition
- The type of carbohydrate consumed
- The amount of carbohydrate consumed
- Your physical activity level
- The frequency of your carbohydrate consumption
Everyone has a different degree of carb tolerance. Fortunately there are things you can do to improve your carb tolerance and get to the point where you can maximize the amount of time you spend in fat burning mode and minimize the amount of time you spend in fat storing mode.
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