How to Balance Carbohydrate Consumption

Carbohydrate is the body’s #1 source of energy; it fuels daily living and exercise activity. Because carbohydrate is the body’s #1 source of energy, it digests very quickly and leaves you hungry soon after eating or feeling tired. So…the goal is to choose whole grain/whole wheat foods that contain fiber which slows down digestion and keeps your blood sugar from spiking. Also, adding protein and fat to carbohydrate slows down digestion and helps maintain blood sugar levels.

amy-goodson-quarterback-ranchAmy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.