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Will Eating Late Night Carbs Cause You To Put On Weight?

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Health and Fitness

If you have been looking online for information on how to lose weight you may have stumbled across the theory that eating carbohydrates late at night is a bad move for effective fat loss. Today we will look at this theory and help you to determine fact from fiction.

Let’s face it, there is an overwhelming amount of contradicting information in the fitness industry. Everywhere you turn there are people trying to out-yell each other with their latest tips. More often than not, this leads many regular people to be scared of trying to build a better body.

Ironically, the main principles of effective fat loss are almost exactly the same as they were twenty years ago.

The problem for many people is that there is so much hype out there from companies trying to get you to purchase their products and diet plans, they find it hard to discover the basic, proven facts.

If you have been trying various dieting techniques you will undoubtedly have encountered quick fix solutions which tell you to cut out carbohydrates and fast from your eating plan. These fads are usually found in celebrity gossip magazine and the birth of this statement about late night carb intake occurred in the same place. Can the human body really tell what time of day or night it is when you eat something?

Of course not. This myth is a generalization which has been taken slightly out of context and, as a net result, has misled a whole generation of dieters into believing they must starve their body after a certain time of day even if they are hungry.

So, what are the facts behind this statement?

Recent scientific studies point out that individuals who consume a large intake of carbohydrates which remaining largely inactive will find it much easier to store body fat than people who try to consume their carbohydrates around periods of activity.

How does that explain or debunk this myth?

The ‘no carbs after 7 pm’ fascination was first created by gossip magazines directing readers to the latest quick fix method to lose fat. Their core audience, of course, are secretaries and office workers. The majority of that audience doesn’t exercise regularly, hence looking for a quick fix solution to their fitness problems. They also tend to work 9-5 jobs.

They use a generalization to appeal to the majority of their readers. The fact is, however, not everybody fits that stereotype. Your body does not care what time of day it is. If you work a 12 hour shift at your job you cannot be expected to go home and skip a meal because you missed your bus and didn’t get in the house until after 9 o’ clock…

The actual research doesn’t state that it is bad to eat carbohydrates late at night, it states that it is bad to eat carbs while you are in a long period of inactivity. Depending upon your individual lifestyle, that could occur at any point in your day.

So how do you use this to your advantage?

Simply structure your main intake of carbohydrates around your busiest period of the day. Whether that’s a hectic few hours with your children, a gym workout or a busy period of housekeeping is up to you. Also, if you wanted to know how to build muscle and didn’t know where to start, this is actually one of the main principles in building a leaner physique.

While you can look at the clock and tell the time, your body cannot do the same thing. One of the biggest hurdles when trying to figure out how to lose weight is simply getting past all of the myths in the fitness industry, such as the one we have overcome today.

About the author: Russ Howe PTI is the UK’s leading personal trainer. If you want to know how to build muscle or how to lose weight our free proven guides will help you achieve more in the gym.

Originally posted 2013-10-23 13:08:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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