Carbohydrates act as your body’s natural fuel source, they give you energy like gasoline gives cars energy. When you exercise your body burns threw carbohydrates and fat first and than starts to burn muscle fibers. so its very important to get some carbs into your diet before and after your workouts so you look lean but still have the muscles you worked hard for.
a complex carb is found in your Whole Wheat products, Oatmeal, Brown Rices. These carbs act as stored energy that digest longer and last longer than its brother “the simple carb”
a simple carb is found in your candy, juices, and white bread. the carb is used as quick energy that lasts no longer than an hour, you get your sugar rush but a following crash when you consume products like these.
When should i eat carbs? You should eat complex carbs before and after your workout, when you exercise your burning carbs and fat, once you burn all your carbs you start burning your muscle fibers which is bad!, so to prevent that you need to eat carbs at least 2 hours before you exercise and 2 hours after for best results.