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honda2002civic
05-01-2007, 11:32 PM
if i am below my maintanence calories for the day if i eat a small meal before i go to bed will it set me back in losing stomach fat? i try and eat something with little to no carbs if that means anything.

Stray
05-01-2007, 11:38 PM
Your overall caloric intake will matter more than your timing, IMO.

So go ahead and eat. :cool:

seK
05-02-2007, 12:07 AM
You can't spot reduce and you are not at the point where meal timing would greatly affect you if you are asking this question.

Mr. D
05-02-2007, 01:19 AM
"food to the body is like fuel to a car...

the more you use your car, the more often you need to put gas in it...

the more you work your body, the more food you need to put into it..."

using that premise, does your car care if you fill up gas at 6 am or 6 pm?if it needs fuel, it needs fuel.

if your macros allow for it, then eating carbs will not be a problem.

Slim Schaedle
05-02-2007, 02:02 AM
if i am below my maintanence calories for the day if i eat a small meal before i go to bed will it set me back in losing stomach fat

Nope

Holto
05-02-2007, 10:09 AM
if i am below my maintanence calories for the day if i eat a small meal before i go to bed will it set me back in losing stomach fat? i try and eat something with little to no carbs if that means anything.

Are you still below maintenance if you include the small meal?

honda2002civic
05-02-2007, 09:13 PM
yes, usually i am at like 1800 cals before bed so i get up to about 2000-2100