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Thread: carbs at night make you fat?

  1. #1
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    Feb 2011

    carbs at night make you fat?

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    Is this another myth? I'm pretty active so I include plenty of sweet-potatos in my diet, but only a small amount before an activity, a moderate amound afterwords then a largish amount at feels right to me as too many carbs during the day makes me sleepy.

    If i'm doing something non-streneous, a protien/fat meal keeps me up and energetic. If I consumed a high carb meal mid-day and did something non-streneous I get foggy and kinda tired.

    At night though this is fine as I want to get sleepy obviously, but the fact that carbs are for fuel and nothing else makes me think that any unused fuel will be stored as fat. I know some of it will refil my muscle glycogen, but I've already filled those with my post-workout carbs, no?

    Anyone got an answer here? It's been buggin the crap outta me. I bowl of sweet-potatos a few hours before bed just feels so right, and if i'm still in a calorie deficit it's all good right?

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    May 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I wouldn't worry about it one bit.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    Oct 2010
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
    I wouldn't worry about it one bit.

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