Have you ever believed that eating carbs late at night will cause you to gain fat; That they will somehow ‘stick ’ to you because you haven’t had time to work them off?
This is a myth.
Let me explain why…
Gaining fat happens when you eat surplus calories, no matter what time of day that is. Your body doesn’t know what time it is and carbs don’t magically become different after 6pm. If you train at 8pm and don’t eat until 10pm, it is absolutely fine, in respect to it not affecting fat gain or loss.
Sleep is vital for fat loss. Studies show that eating carbs in the evening actually help you fall asleep faster, because carbs help your body produce tryptophan, an amino acid that makes you feel drowsy
…so eating carbs at 2pm, 8pm or even 11.59pm won’t be the factor which determines your fat loss.
Good things about carbs;
-Your body uses carbs as it’s main fuel for exercise.
-Your brain needs carbs to function.
-Carbs contain fibre, which is essential for a healthy digestive system.