Originally Posted by The King of Teeth
Nah Brah!!My mens health subscription ran out last daylight savings time. But lucky for you the google subscription is still quite active. You wanna eat carbs late- by all means do. If you want to increase fat loss and minimize fat accumulation, decrease or taper carbs as the day goes on. enjoy your weekend. "Should I not eat carbs late at night? Eating carbohydrates at night can, under certain circumstances, cause you to store the calories as fat. Another reason to avoid or lower your carbohydrate intake late at night, when trying to get cut, is to harness the body's output of growth hormone (GH), which is released at night within the first 90 minutes of deep sleep. GH is beneficial if you wish to shed fat and hold muscle, because it initiates a moderate shifting of fuel sources so the body burns more fatty acids at rest at the expense of burning less glycogen and body protein. Taking advantage of your body's GH output results in additional fat loss without a loss in muscle. Carbs consumed before you head off to bed can blunt the body's natural release of growth hormone, since GH is released more readily when blood-sugar levels are low. That's why some bodybuilders try to avoid carbohydrates later in the day.
THE PROBLEM WITH CARBS One of the issues with eating carbs at night has to do with insulin. As the day progresses, your insulin levels are less sensitive which means you have an easier time converting carbohydrates into fat stores. Later at night, your body is winding down from a long day and you usually kick back and cuddle into the couch for a night of TV watching. Your body is basically sedentary and little energy is being used. Couple this with a nice big bag of popcorn, a bowl of fruit or some tortilla chips and the combination is the perfect storm for packing on a roll of fat around your midsection similar to the Goodyear man.
i dont know why im wasting my time, as i'm sure i'm being trolled, but 1) you didnt answer my direct question (big surprise) 2) you can't cite as a legitimate source some spammy, affiliate marketing adword site. i mean technically, yes, you can cite it, but doing so shows how clueless and ignorant you are. the idea that carbs at night leads to fatloss is laughably bunk. even the original pushers of this idea have either abandoned it outright, or clarified that it was meant to be used as a method of control to keep people from binging on ice cream and cookies in front of the tv at night. nobody even takes this idea seriously anymore. *** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17909674
Muslims abstain from food and fluid between the hours of sunrise to sunset, and usually eat a large meal after sunset and a lighter meal before sunrise.
The purpose of this study was to assess body composition, nutrient intake and physical activity patterns during Ramadan fasting. This study revealed that there was a significant weight loss during Ramadan. Estimates of energy, carbohydrates, protein, fat and sugar did not change
, despite the reduction in the number of meals taken. The overall activity patterns remained similar.
To conclude, ingestion of larger AM meals resulted in slightly greater weight loss, but ingestion of larger PM meals resulted in better maintenance of fat-free mass. Thus, incorporation of larger PM meals in a weight loss regimen may be important in minimizing the loss of fat-free mass.
These results show that eating at night is not associated with an increased propensity to gain weight, suggesting that individuals trying to lose weight should not rely on decreasing evening calorie intake as a primary strategy for promoting weight loss.
^ yes this is an animal study, but monkeys are more metabolically similar to humans than are rodents. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...t=AbstractPlus
CONCLUSION: Eating ready-to-eat cereal after the evening meal may attenuate caloric intake in night snackers and promote weight loss in compliant individuals.
Scientists Dispel Late-Night Eating/Weight Gain Myth
^explains the monkey study smh. even the mainstream media is more aware of current research than you. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/257262...-today_health/
Myth: Eating late at night is bad With today’s crazy schedules, people often do not get a chance to eat until 7 or 8 p.m.. It's a myth that the food stays in your stomach all night and then turns immediately to fat. Your body does not turn off when you go to bed. There is no magic time of day that your body starts storing fat and stops digesting food.
Gaining weight happens because over time you eat more calories than you expend. The hazards of late-night eating include being starving by the time you eat dinner and overeating, and if you eat a big meal before you go to bed it may interfere with your sleep. So if you are time-challenged and must have late suppers, eat light at night.
Originally Posted by Wolf-Baron
I eat carbs before bed for the past 8months. Don't really think that eating carbs is such a bad thing :l
Originally Posted by Jeclavad
My biggest meal is dinner (1H before going to bed). e.g. yesterday I ate: PWO (7.30 pm) ~ 250 cal (oats/banana/milk) dinner (8.30 pm) ~ 900 cal (chicken/Bread/oatmeal/veggies/fruits) going to bed (9.45 pm) I don't think I'm fat
(also see avatar) Your body doesn't work on a daily basis but more on a weekly/monthly/yearly basis and depending on your activity level.
Originally Posted by ygbodybuilder10
i eat carbs in all my meals when bulking even 12 mins before bed
^ these are just a handful of thousands of messageboard examples. Martin Berkhan's site
is full of dozens of examples of clients who eat the majority of their calories at night while getting to single-digit bodyfat levels. and as an n=1 anecdote, i eat whatever whenever as long as it fits my macros, and i'm at single digit bodyfat year-round.