carbs before bed?
- 11-04-2009, 02:06 AM
- 11-04-2009, 03:03 AM
11-04-2009, 04:07 PM
I'm an endo as well. I find that eating carbs before bed are okay, so long as they are veggies and/or something that is very fiber heavy (like 8+ grams of fiber).
That also being said, you should be doing 3-4 30 minute sessions of cardio per week. Guys like you and I have no problems gaining muscle, we just have fat that comes with it and we need to keep it in check.
11-04-2009, 04:18 PM
It is going to be overall carb intake more than anything but I woudl definitley not eat carbs and then go to sleep. If you tend to put on fat night time carbs are probably best to be avoided or only use vegetables.
11-04-2009, 05:12 PM
11-04-2009, 05:27 PM
This is probably the worst part of my diet. I feel hungry no matter how much protein and healthy fats I take in before bed... wake up like every 2 hours wanting some freakin steak and potatoes when I don't eat carbs before bed
Prebed meal is usually 3 egg whites, 3 whole eggs, 3 slices turkey (onion, green pepper, etc in an omelet)... sometimes I throw in extra almonds for more fats. I end up awake and hungry in 2 hours and never satisfied until I eat a typical meal that has 40g carbs
11-04-2009, 05:32 PM
something that helped me not eat carbs before bed is realizing carbs are used for energy, if I'm going to sleep how much energy do i really need. always ask yourself one thing while getting ready to eat something no matter what it is..."what am i going to be doing for the next 3 hours?". it takes the body about 3 to 4 hours to empty.
11-04-2009, 07:47 PM
More importantly, make sure any carbs you eat late in the evening with fats and protein. They will help slow the digestion of the carbs.
For example, at 10pm every night I eat 4 whole eggs and two pieces of whole wheat double fiber bread (20g of carbs per slice with 6g of fiber in each slice)
11-04-2009, 09:26 PM
I am ecto to the extreme but I limit carbs before bed simply because I sleep better. Like Lennoxchi said, I think about what I am gonna be doing. I load up on fat before bed.
If you have trouble feeling satiated before bed, a few spoonfuls of coconut oil should do the trick.
11-04-2009, 10:22 PM
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11-08-2009, 01:17 PM
11-08-2009, 01:46 PM
Was just to shed light on the myth that carb (or any macro for that matter) consumption before sleeping exclusively leads to fat gain. For that to happen the amount of calories consumed would have to exceed what your BMR is still using.
11-08-2009, 03:16 PM
That is a good way to explain it to someone. I hate hearing people say that carbs are stored as fat if they are eaten before bed. The principles are the same as when awake. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. Regardless of what macro nutrients they are.
11-08-2009, 04:35 PM
The thing with carbohydrates is the insulin actions when ingesting them. Taking in sugar and processed wheat would lead to large spike just before bed and with no activity other than normal BMR (which is obviously not equal through out the day and lowers at night) there is a higher probability of storage vs use, especially if you have exceeded caloric intake for the day already.
11-08-2009, 06:29 PM
11-08-2009, 06:34 PM
I would 100% avoid high GI carbs and sugar. Though I would hope that was avoiding most of the time anyway
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