Cut the carbs, cut the energy (but not the fat!)

The body needs energy. How does the body get energy? A key source is carbohydrate. That’s right, the stuff that all those diets want you to believe is the root of all evil is actually your greatest source of energy, and in fact is the only source of energy for some brain functions.

Carbohydrate is also needed to burn fat for energy. Without carbs, the body looks to break down muscle to keep it fueled up, meaning that you’ll lose muscle while leaving the fat behind.

You should look to healthy options for your carbohydrate and stay away from the “bad carbs”. Good sources include fruit and vegetables. Not only will these sources provide you with carbohydrate that enters your bloodstream slower, giving you energy longer, but they are also better sources of fiber which meakes you feel fuller.

Stay away from the sugary or refined carbs, also known as high-glycemic, such as candy, most cereals, white bread, white rice, popcorn, white potatoes.

Free Seminar: A Healthy Body Leads to Healthy Profits

Research shows that your health and fitness can have a direct effect on your personal and business success.

The Tri-County Business Referral Group is sponsoring a free seminar titled “Healthy Body, Full Pockets” where you’ll learn tips that you can put into action right away to improve your success. The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, August 6, at 7PM at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (200 S. Lindsey Lane).

It’s free, it’s sure to be entertaining, and you’re sure to learn a few great ideas. (Best of all, I’ll be the presenter!)

I hope to see you there!