Simplified carbohydrate chart for fat loss or maintenanceCarbohydrates are the body’s primary energy source to support new tissue construction and wound healing. While many surgeries require fasting, consider eating healthy carbohydrates for your last meal so that your body has stored the glycogen necessary for post-operative healing.
|Carb Type||Examples||When to Eat|
||Eat often, and any time of day (especially for veggies)|
|Whole food starchy||
||During the 3 hours after exercise|
||Eat occasionally/rarely, and only during the 3 hours after exercise|
*Notes: These selections are more carb-dense. So, when including these in meals, be sure not to overeat