PDA

View Full Version : carbs before bed



Monkeybrains
12-26-2001, 03:29 PM
What is wrong with eating carbohydrates before bed?

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-26-2001, 03:34 PM
Nothing - but this can depend on other factors.

gopro
12-26-2001, 04:31 PM
If your looking for mass gains, its fine. If you are cutting, I wouldn't recommend it.

Wizard
12-26-2001, 06:19 PM
If you are glycogen depleted,there's nothing wrong.If you're not,then say hello to our little pal: "Fat".. he's gonna stay with you until you go to the gym again.

Monkeybrains
12-26-2001, 09:02 PM
So eating carbs before sleep makes you fat?

MonStar1023
12-26-2001, 10:24 PM
I COMPLETELY would advise against it. After reading "Natural Hormonal Enhancement" carbs anywhere within 90-120 minutes before bed can seriously hinder growth hormone output while your sleeping..

:cool::cool:

Darcy Tucker
12-26-2001, 10:40 PM
And the most obvious reason why they are bad to have before going to bed is that while you are sleeping you don't burn any of their calories.

Delphi
12-26-2001, 10:57 PM
On the other hand, if you had a hard workout and went to bed glycogen-depleted, you'd end up using protein for energy during the night. It takes up to 48 hours to replenish your glycogen stores after a workout. Eight hours is a long time to not be eating. I'm not saying to eat a stack of pancakes with syrup before you're going to bed, though.

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-27-2001, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Darcy Tucker
And the most obvious reason why they are bad to have before going to bed is that while you are sleeping you don't burn any of their calories.

Darcy this sounds sooooo retarded.

Short N Buff
12-29-2001, 11:50 PM
hey monstar, how come it would hinder GH release at nite? if so that means theres no benefit eating carbs at nite ulness u wanan get fat?

notSoBig Guy
12-30-2001, 12:46 AM
I eat cereal (Frosted Flakes) before bed.

Haven't gained (or lost) any fat since I started to seriously work out last year (2000). It's hard for me to gain fat, but it's also hard for me to lose fat. Sucks to be me.

*takes 4 caps of Hydroxycut*

Wizard
12-30-2001, 02:58 AM
Originally posted by Short N Buff
hey monstar, how come it would hinder GH release at nite? if so that means theres no benefit eating carbs at nite ulness u wanan get fat?

It's very simple:Carbs will raise blood sugar levels thus an amount of insulin will be released to make the increased blood sugar levels come back to their normal levels.
Insulin inhibits GH release.



On the other hand you have to remember that your body can manipulate carbs(glucose) better in the morning.Then its ability is reduced hour by hour.

Short N Buff
12-30-2001, 01:08 PM
Well i can see u prefer gh over insulin. So GH while sleeping is more anabolic than an insulin spike at nite (or anytime)?

Wizard
12-30-2001, 01:24 PM
GH burns fat.GH's biggest amount is realeased while you're sleeping.
Insulin stores fat.

It's your choice.

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-30-2001, 01:28 PM
John, it's released during the first 4 hours of sleep right?

Wizard
12-30-2001, 03:38 PM
Well,you know,it depends on what you ate.
On an average,insulin will be released about an hour after eating the carbs.(assuming that you had some protein with the carbs).
Then,it's gonna take 1-2 hours before insulin goes back to its normal levels.(1 hour less for blood sugar levels).
So 'slin will be higher than its normal levels for about 3 hours after eating the meal.
That's why it's said to avoid eating carbs before bed.

The_Chicken_Daddy
12-30-2001, 03:48 PM
no you queer, GH.

Short N Buff
12-30-2001, 07:19 PM
lol