An RD Said This Is How Many Carbs You Need a Day If Your Goal Is to Lose Fat and Build Muscle
Weightlifting is a proven form of exercise that can help you burn fat and build lean muscle mass, but it's just one part of the equation. You've also got to fuel your body with foods that will give you energy and help your system build muscle.
A common nutrition misconception is that drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake will help you lose weight. While a slight decrease in carbs can help some people lose weight, especially if they're eating too many carbs to begin with, it's not ideal if you're trying to build muscle.
To find out how many carbs you should be eating each day to lose fat and build muscle, POPSUGAR spoke to Nikki Jupe, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, senior sports dietitian at the University of Oregon.