Protein Is More Important Than Carbs
Protein isn't any more important than carbs when it comes to losing weight. All three macros — protein, carbs, and healthy fats — are necessary for our bodies to function normally, and eating all three can help us lose weight in different ways.
Frances said that protein is necessary for muscle growth and repair post-exercise, and it can also help us feel satiated. Carbohydrates provide essential energy for your brain and also to move your muscles. Healthy fats are needed for energy. too. They help absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and also aid in that satiated feeling.
"While you can remove one of them for short periods, all three macronutrients (carbs, protein and fat) are essential for good health in the long-term," she said. Emily added that if you're an avid exerciser, you need carbs to fuel your muscles! Carbs are our primary energy source, so if we cut out carbs, we can start to feel tired and lose the ability to exercise as often or as intensely as you want.