I have wholeheartedly bought into the consumption of carbs around the workout for fat loss (and ultimately optimal performance). As such, I find that it is difficult to keep calories high with the cut in carbs, even though it isn’t too dramatic as of right now. Filling up the rest with fats is difficult as the most convenient sources (peanut butter, olive oil, nuts) are apparently NOT the best fats to consume (as I’ve previously read in one of the highlight articles this week).
Now, my main question is this:
to help boost calories at the start of my day, how advisable is it to consume some carbs first thing in the morning, along with a good amount of protein? My current macro breakdown for my breakfast is:
13 g fat
40 g carb
60 g pro
Yet, we should strive for carbs ONLY around the workout, yes? Are those 40g really going to diminish any benefit from the previously explained template?
I am at work with little time to edit for clarity–hopefully I’ve made myself clear. Much thanks.