I'm referring to the time at which one consumes carbs as many people have told me in the past not to do so in the evening.
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on June 01, 2011
at 10:08 PM
What are your goals? It kind of depends on how much you like to fine-tune things. In the grand scheme it probably isn't as important as which carbs and how much.
One argument against carbs in the evening is that insulin inhibits growth hormone, which is supposed to be working while you sleep.
You can probably safely ignore timing and just eat what you like when you like, unless you are looking to optimize sports nutrition, in which case you should probably eat your carbs soon after your training. There are lots of variations: search for "post-workout" or PWO.
on July 02, 2011
at 12:39 PM
This canard has existed in gyms and men???s health magazines for years. Its total nonsense. Study after study continue to show no relation whatsoever to the timing of carbohydrate-consumption and fat-accumulation.
One???s hormonal situation will dictate how one???s caloric-intake is partitioned regarding adipose tissue, muscle tissue, bone mass, etc.
To achieve a good hormonal status if you feel you are broken, you will want to lose as much as excess weight as possible and gain as much lean muscle mass as possible. Weight training is a great way to begin this process. Weight training has a tremendous effect on gearing one???s hormones to partition nutrients in a way that is more desirable for most people.