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CBL night carbs, how much time before finishing and sleeping do you do?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 06, 2012 at 8:59 AM

So the studies show better body composition for night eating and carbs especially. Using CBL or Carb Nite, how much time between your last bite and shut eye qualifies as night eating?

That is, what's the min and max window here?

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on December 07, 2012
at 05:59 AM

Different people may handle going to bed with a full belly differently, but body comp benefits based on eating in alignment with your circadian rhythms which are based on the sun shouldn't vary. An analogy; the post training tGLUT translocation window is what it is, independent of personal differences.

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on December 07, 2012
at 05:54 AM

"Previous studies have described a typical diurnal pattern of leptin secretion that falls during the day from 0800 to 1600 hours, reaching a nadir at 1300 hours and increases from 1600 with a zenith at 0100 hours. Ironically, this crucial hormone responsible for satiety is at its highest levels when individuals are sleeping." But this doesn't say when to eat/how many hours before bed qualifies as night eating to reap the benefits

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on December 07, 2012
at 05:52 AM

http://www.leangains.com/2011/06/is-late-night-eating-better-for-fat.html

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I actually don't. Could you elaborate?

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on December 07, 2012
at 12:07 AM

do the studies you refer to not give any details of timings? i would have thought that studies of this type would define what they deemed as night eating. & indicate the timing windows of the meals used in the studies. or is that just wishful thinking

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on December 06, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I've read that one. Good article. Read CBL too. Doesn't really answer. I'm gonna go with after dark as the qualifier.

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:26 PM

I don't think you will find the answer on this site, I would look into leangains research (reddit is usually helpful), also Martin talks about night time eating in this article: http://www.leangains.com/2011/06/is-late-night-eating-better-for-fat.html

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:10 PM

Depends on the person as far as tolerance of food at bedtime, but the science of the body comp benefits of night time (carb) eating don't. See my point?

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Comfort wise it doesn't really matter to me. I was more curious about the science; the studies say night eating (carbs) produces better body comp. So what constitutes night eating, that is, 6,4,2hrs before bedtime?

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on December 06, 2012
at 11:25 AM

I generally feel better when I don't have that "stuffed" feeling just before going to bed. I had a large chilli/butternut squash meal last night, which I finished at 1930 and went to bed around 2230, feeling nice and rested.

Other time I've not finished until 2100, but generally end up going to bed a little later. I would experiment with different times and see what works best for you!

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on December 06, 2012
at 10:13 PM

I've read that one. Good article. Read CBL too. Doesn't really answer. I'm gonna go with after dark as the qualifier.

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(130)

on December 06, 2012
at 12:26 PM

I don't think you will find the answer on this site, I would look into leangains research (reddit is usually helpful), also Martin talks about night time eating in this article: http://www.leangains.com/2011/06/is-late-night-eating-better-for-fat.html

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Comfort wise it doesn't really matter to me. I was more curious about the science; the studies say night eating (carbs) produces better body comp. So what constitutes night eating, that is, 6,4,2hrs before bedtime?

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on May 10, 2013
at 01:50 PM

Im using the Carbs Addict Diet approach (Drs. Heller), with a Paleo slant. Basically skipping breakfast (black coffee only), protein only at lunch (lettuce wraps, cheeseburger without the bun), and then sensible protein/carb/veg dinner (1/3, 1/3, 1/3) which has to be eaten within one hour to control insulin. I don't think it really matters what time at night or how soon before bed. I've been doing it for almost two weeks after having stalled on regular Paleo after six months (and lost another couple of pounds, but feeling better body comp already). Read all the Amazon reviews; I don't think you necessarily have to buy the book, but it looks pretty cheap used.

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on February 15, 2013
at 02:30 AM

Because of when I get home from work and then work out, its usually less than 2 hours. I sleep really well.

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on December 06, 2012
at 11:39 AM

Experiment. I'd say around 2 hours, but it absolutely depends on the person.

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:10 PM

Depends on the person as far as tolerance of food at bedtime, but the science of the body comp benefits of night time (carb) eating don't. See my point?

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(2417)

on December 07, 2012
at 05:59 AM

Different people may handle going to bed with a full belly differently, but body comp benefits based on eating in alignment with your circadian rhythms which are based on the sun shouldn't vary. An analogy; the post training tGLUT translocation window is what it is, independent of personal differences.

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I actually don't. Could you elaborate?

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