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What to Eat- Part II Carbohydrates

Posted on November 1, 2009

Carbohydrates have been getting a bad rep over the past few years thanks to the Adkins diet and other fad diets.  However, if you are working out hard…like taekwondo or kickboxing, you will need the carbs for sure.  If you do not get your carbs in…you will be in deep trouble.

Carbohydrates are the energy builders within your body.  Without enough carbohydrates, you are going to feel very lazy and will not have enought energy to complete your workout.  They are also essential to help your body absorb protein, which will help you build muscle.

The amount of carbs you need daily depends on how hard you will be training, but a good starting point to consider is 2 grams per pound of bodyweight.  Remember as you lose weight, be sure to adjust your carb intake accordingly.  Excess calories will be what is going to make you fat.



  • White Breads
  • White Pasta
  • White Rice
  • White potatoes
  • boiled veggies


  • Wheat Bread
  • Wheat Pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Steamed veggies

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