I read somewhere that some bodybuilders dont eat fruit late at night because fruit is fairly high in sugar, and i tend to eat a lot of it once i start eating it. Is this a bad idea, since my metabolism is slower anyway at night, I'll be going to bed, and then the sugar will quickly turn to fat?
Thread: Bad to eat fruit at night?
06-19-2007, 01:19 AM #1
Bad to eat fruit at night?
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I avoid fruits at night. I don't have all the answers, as I am but a humble political science student, but my logic is that the body's biggest production spurts of growth hormone occur at night, and high blood sugar levels inhibit growth hormone release.
I quickly scanned the following article, so I can't vouch for it, but for those who are interested...
For the record, my general modus operandi is to have some starchy carbs earlier in the day, then when I go to work (I work from 4-midnight) I supplement the protein that I bring with some fruit, but by 8 or 9 fruit is out. I end up going to sleep at 1-2AM, so I hope to maximize my nocturnal GH output.You only get to say that he's like that because of genetics if you work as hard as him. And if you do, shut up and work harder.
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Hello, but i think not everybody is the same. What i mean is that there are a lot of factors invovled, for example. It really depends on what kind of fruit. I think that the best fruit for bodybuilders are apples. The other fruits like pineapples, peaches, grapes, mangos, papaya, pears, etc. etc. are not so good for bodybuilders and weight loss people with elevated-insulin in their bodies. This is becuause apples are one of the lowest in glycemic index along with their high fiber content which makes it even lower in glycemic index than they are really.
Once i tried to stop eating fruits at night because it had "sugar", and i started to eat cheese, peanuts. etc. so i ended up getting fat and gaining weight.
I had to return to fruits at night, because it is the tastiest, the best, the most convinient snacks and it really has less calories than cheese, peanut butter. etc.
So go ahead and eat 2-3 apples at night if you want. 3 apples at night is a lot less fattening than cheese, peanut butter, and meat which even though don't have sugar, has about 220 calories, which are more satisfying than eating 220 calories of peanut butter (2 little tablespoons of peanut butter)
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