Everybody seems to want to know when they talk to a Dallas Personal Trainer:
These questions are all misguided by the tendency for people to go to extremes rather than simply being reasonable and moderate. They feel that an extreme goal must require extreme means to achieve it and most magazines and personal trainers only further exacerbate the already confusing situation that people find themselves in when it comes to nutrition and fat loss.
The truth is that your body has two primary energy systems:
One runs on carbs and the other runs on fat. Its literally as simple as that. If you try to do anaerobic activity without eating carbs, then it would be like trying to put diesel into a gasoline engine and expecting it to run. It simply won't work.
When you learn to think of food as a fuel and learn to let the activity you are participating in determine the most appropriate fuel, the whole world looks different and it is much easier to maintain a high level of energy AND get and stay lean and healthy.
This is one of the keys to effective personal training...teaching people how to view food compeltely differently than they ever have
In my next entry I will go into more detail regarding how to determine which energy source your body needs for what activities etc.