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Does timing matter?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 01, 2011 at 8:42 PM

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.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 02, 2011
at 01:30 PM

yet another less-than-helpful answer from the good doctor. Dude, cmon, why not try to offer things that might actually help the OP? If you don't have the time or wherewithall to do so then maybe just don't post anything.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 02, 2011
at 01:29 PM

great answer. I'd only chime in with: if you are over the age of 18 or so then the night-time, or post WO, release of GH is negligible at best. I would offer that its better to do things that might promote better sleep (ie eating starchy carbs before bed) or better recovery (eating carbs post WO) than doing otherwise for the benefit of GH.

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 07, 2011
at 04:25 AM

How often should we eat 3 meals a day? Whats your opinion on intermittent fasting?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:10 PM

Never snack at all. And never snack post dinner! If you eat something for dessert like coffee or 99% cacoa do it right after the meal

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:09 PM

If leptin signaling is broken. Ie your fat or skinny with a high reverse T3 you need to recalibrate by eating there meals only a day. The meals should begin from awakening. Within thirty minutes eat 50 to 75 gms of protein mixed with a fat and as low carb meal as possible. Usually 6 to 8 am. Then lunch should be 12 to 2 with more veggies fat and some prtein......then dinner from Six to eight with a decreasing amount of protein and veggies loaded in a fat. The trend usually yields decreasing portion size during the day until carb cravings go away in six to eight weeks. The most critical poin

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 02, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Yes please elaborate.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on June 01, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Dr. K, could you please elaborate more on the timing for leptin resistant folks? Thanks! :)

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 01, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Sorry for this but what is leptin resistant?

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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.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 02, 2011
at 01:29 PM

great answer. I'd only chime in with: if you are over the age of 18 or so then the night-time, or post WO, release of GH is negligible at best. I would offer that its better to do things that might promote better sleep (ie eating starchy carbs before bed) or better recovery (eating carbs post WO) than doing otherwise for the benefit of GH.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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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.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 01, 2011
at 08:52 PM

If your leptin resistant timing is more critical than what you eat.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

(970)

on June 01, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Dr. K, could you please elaborate more on the timing for leptin resistant folks? Thanks! :)

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 01, 2011
at 10:10 PM

Sorry for this but what is leptin resistant?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:10 PM

Never snack at all. And never snack post dinner! If you eat something for dessert like coffee or 99% cacoa do it right after the meal

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:09 PM

If leptin signaling is broken. Ie your fat or skinny with a high reverse T3 you need to recalibrate by eating there meals only a day. The meals should begin from awakening. Within thirty minutes eat 50 to 75 gms of protein mixed with a fat and as low carb meal as possible. Usually 6 to 8 am. Then lunch should be 12 to 2 with more veggies fat and some prtein......then dinner from Six to eight with a decreasing amount of protein and veggies loaded in a fat. The trend usually yields decreasing portion size during the day until carb cravings go away in six to eight weeks. The most critical poin

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 02, 2011
at 04:14 AM

Yes please elaborate.

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 07, 2011
at 04:25 AM

How often should we eat 3 meals a day? Whats your opinion on intermittent fasting?

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 02, 2011
at 01:30 PM

yet another less-than-helpful answer from the good doctor. Dude, cmon, why not try to offer things that might actually help the OP? If you don't have the time or wherewithall to do so then maybe just don't post anything.

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