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should i have my carbs early or late?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2011 at 3:32 AM

I have found that if I consume fruit or somthin else carby like that in the morning than it makes me crave it later that day. If i dont eat carbs in the morning will it stop the cravings later in the day? Or am i just craving cuz im hungry and its time to eat? Im kinda confused on when to eat carbs and when not to. I am a fighter that trains pretty hard but i wanna lean out too...HELP!

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on August 01, 2011
at 10:56 AM

Is this related to when you work out? Or not? I eat this way normally, but was thinking I should change it to eat carbs in the morning since that is usually when I run.

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at 10:53 AM

Steph, great tip (eat healthy fat first). When I did my first 30 with no sugar (incl fruit & alcohol), I did this, but I had forgotten!

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on August 01, 2011
at 09:48 AM

Do you mean keeping carbs at 50 grams?

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at 03:52 AM

Carbs beget carbs whenever you eat them. I suppose later in the day would give you less time for the cravings.

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77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on August 01, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Low carb morning, moderate carb lunch, and heavy carb dinner. Made famous ala leangains. Very effective and much better for you. You produce more insulin when youre sensitive to it (morning) and you produce less of it at night. Think of it as getting all of your glycogen with less insulin production. I have been following this very comfortably for the last few weeks and I havent been able to stop losing weight and I still get all of my glycogen and have full muscle pumps. Try it out and I'm sure you wont be dissappointed. Be careful and transition slowly as it may be hard for your body to adjust too quickly.

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 01, 2011
at 10:56 AM

Is this related to when you work out? Or not? I eat this way normally, but was thinking I should change it to eat carbs in the morning since that is usually when I run.

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on August 01, 2011
at 05:01 AM

Keep low carb in the morning. It will make things much better.

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on August 01, 2011
at 04:06 AM

What type of carbs are you eating? If you are eating fruit, and weight loss is your goal, definitely earlier in the day or post WOD. For me I focus on strawberries and blueberries (my only fruit) and veggies like spinach, kale, onions, broccoli, bok choy (basically your greens). I was struggling to drop some weight back in March and my trainer had me cut out bananas altogether and other starchy carbs like sweet potatoes, and also high glycemic fruits like mango and grapes. I dropped 5 lbs. in a week.

You can use Fitday.com to track your macronutrients. By keeping my carbs at 50% I also saw great results. Then when you've reached your goal, you can eat more on a maintenance diet and enjoy a banana or sweet potato once a week. Try increasing your healthy fats-olives, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, coconut milk, almonds....that really helps with "fruit" cravings! Whenever I am craving sugar I eat a healthy fat first, and usually that works!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 01, 2011
at 09:48 AM

Do you mean keeping carbs at 50 grams?

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba

(1724)

on August 01, 2011
at 10:53 AM

Steph, great tip (eat healthy fat first). When I did my first 30 with no sugar (incl fruit & alcohol), I did this, but I had forgotten!

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on August 01, 2011
at 01:35 PM

I concur,low carb morning/day and carbs at night works best for me. If I eat carb heavy in the morning I have unsteady energy to say the least.

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on August 01, 2011
at 03:54 AM

The later I eat them, the better, but for me, it also depends on the type of carb.

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on August 12, 2011
at 12:56 AM

I love as many carbs as possible at night. Best sleeping pill ever.

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77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on August 12, 2011
at 12:36 AM

This thread is awesome. All of us eating our carbs at night are feeling the best and arent on an uncomfortable "diet" that goes against the simple laws of leptin sensitivity and tries to make you go to bed hungry. Thats simply not going to work and its awesome that some of us have figured out what were doing. Basically flipping the american meal schedule on its head, gotta love it.

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on August 01, 2011
at 02:53 PM

I'm not a body builder but I noticed carb heavy morning set me up to be absolutely starving by lunch. Protein seems to give me much more sustainable energy and a clearer head. Carbs at night (potatoes, strachy veg or fruit) tend to make me feel satiated and ready for sleep.

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