For dinner I eat:
-2 cans of tuna
-2 turkey sandwiches
The sandwich bread consists mainly of carbs.
Is it good or bad to take carbs for dinner?
Thread: Carbs at night bad?
02-21-2005, 11:33 AM #1
02-21-2005, 11:35 AM #2
Carbs at night are fine as long as they fit into your macros for the day. As long as your glycogen stores still need filling, your carbs will not go toward fat. Excess protein and excess fat turn to fat just as easily as excess carbs.On top of my game, and it don't stop til my hip don't hop anymore.
02-21-2005, 11:43 AM #3
02-21-2005, 11:45 AM #4Originally Posted by BluSilver
Since I have been doing this I have not put on any extra un-wanted body fat.
Before I use to not eat carbs past the late afternoon other then vegetables and I would not eat anything within at least 2 hours of going to bed. All that did for me was cause me to loose a hell of a lot of lean muscle mass and feel extremely un-healthy.
02-21-2005, 12:10 PM #5
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02-21-2005, 12:19 PM #7Originally Posted by TigerJamOn top of my game, and it don't stop til my hip don't hop anymore.
02-21-2005, 12:24 PM #8
IMO a lot depends on when you work out. If I work out in the morning, then a lot of carbs come in with the pre and post workout nutrition. Later in the day, especially the last meal, will have proteins and healthy fats and no carbs other than the big serving of veg. However if I train in the evening, I consume more protein and fat during the inactive hours of the day and have a lot of carbs prior to and after the workout.
02-21-2005, 12:29 PM #9
Agreed. Time of workout is relevant re: how much and what type of carbs one should consume. As stated, alot depends on if it fits into your macro-nutrient needs for the day. No reason to avoid carbs at night, provided you fall into the "workout in the evening" camp, as well as fitting into your caloric goals.
02-21-2005, 02:29 PM #10Originally Posted by BluSilver
The only way you will put on fat by eating carbs(or anything for that matter) at night is if the foos you eat at night goes over the amount of calories you need for that day. End of story!My Training Journal...
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02-22-2005, 06:37 AM #11
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