There was a study I linked to a while back and those that ate their carbs in the evening showed better weight loss and by avoiding carbs during the day found it easier to stick to the controlled calories they were on.
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All my carbs, are P.M. because I skip breakfast. But seem to be somewhat averaged out over lunch and dinner and sometimes a snack mid afternoon. If I have a mid-afternoon snack, that is the bulk of my carbs cuz it is usually greek yogurt w/banana. On the occasion that I have a sweet potato, it is a small amount at dinner time w/DH. Then I can see if I can afford it in my carb count at the end of the day. I dont eat after dinner.
If I were to have carbs for breakfast, I would be hungry in a couple of hours. I guess I should pay attention and experiment with few to none for lunch and see how it goes. I go to sleep just fine, but I awake to getting too hot but can usually go back to sleep.
I see more carbs in my future though, when watermelon and cantaloupe are ready in the garden. I am hoping Grok really liked both.
There have been at least a couple studies that have suggested advantage towards biasing food/carbohydrate consumption toward later in the day with respect to body composition. While I'm not certain of the actual mechanism(insulin sensitivity may play a role), there seems to be at least a bit of evidence to back up the idea that a lighter(in terms of both carbs and overall size) breakfast and lunch combined with a heavier dinner have a slight advantage - and some might argue in favor of taking this a step further to actual IF.
For me, my carbs tend to be biased towards the evening, simply because on workout days(when my carb intake is heavier out of necessity), my workout is after work - typically somewhere between 6 and 8 PM, and my post-workout meal containing most of my carbs follows shortly thereafter.
I thought you just said in an earlier thread that you ate "too low" of calories and wrecked your metabolism and that you put on all the weight you lost when you went back to eating "normal". Isnt' the acknowledgement of a wrecked metabolism an acknowledgement of the flaw in an overly simple CICO approach?
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Nice to see so much common sense on this thread.
Thanks for posting that article sbhikes - it certainly rings true for me. The Paleo for Women site looks a great resource.
F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.