A 30-year-old listener who appeared on The Dr. Maya Roseman Show on 103FM asked if he should add carbohydrates to his training menu.
The listener shared his concern: “I’m getting fit, I have 3D abs but my muscle mass is very low,” and asked what the solution was: “Do I need to? carbohydrates To increase muscle mass?
Dr. Roseman answered the question, “Could it be just because of weight loss?”, and shared her recommendations: “With carbs, it’s easier to get to the calories than with the calories.” fats and proteinsIt is satisfying but you can’t build the body. With carbohydrates, it is easier to build muscle. Everyone who trains and loses weight eventually starts cutting and bulking, that is, gaining weight in muscle mass, so they add carbohydrates for this reason.
“Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for our muscles. If we don’t get enough carbohydrates, our bodies won’t have the fuel to build muscle.”
Reza Mardi, RD, CPT
Carbohydrates have become a taboo in the athletic and health community in recent years, but they’re not all bad and not necessarily responsible for causing obesity, a new study at the Rambam Healthcare Complex in Haifa reveals.
The idea that only protein helps build muscle is misleading, according to a report by health website EatingWell.
“Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source for our muscles. If we don’t get enough carbohydrates, our bodies won’t have the fuel to build muscle.” EatingWell quotes Reza Mardi, RD, CPT, registered dietitian, as saying.
Carbohydrates are essential for effective exercise
during exerciseThe body breaks down glycogen which is what the body then uses as fuel during exercise. Glycogen is synthesized in the body from glucose found in carbohydrates. If we don’t eat enough carbohydrates, there will be a shortage of glycogen reserves, making it difficult for the body to perform at the level needed to gain muscle.