Why Athletes Shouldn’t be Afraid of Carbs

Many athletes get nervous when the scale goes up a pound the morning after a carbohydrate-rich meal. Those carbohydrates are being stored in muscle along with water. They may seem fattening because with each one gram of carbohydrate stored in your muscle, you also store about three grams of water. When you eat lots of carbs you might gain weight but it is water weight, not body fat. If you are a competitive athlete who works out hard every day, you might have muscles that are carbohydrate