WHEN YOU EAT CARBS AT NIGHT
- Your body automatically stores them as fat because you are sleeping.
- Your body automatically stores them as fat because of insulin or something.
- Your body automatically stores fat because of evil gene wizards.
YOUR BODY DOESN’T CARE IF TOTAL CALORIES ARE IN CHECK.
Some say eating carbs at night is bad because your body automatically stores it as fat because you are sleeping and your metabolism goes down. Others say eating carbs at night (or in general) is bad because it spikes your insulin and insulin stores fat. Others say eating carbs at night is bad because of their high school buddy, Mark, told them to read an article on Yahoo and even though they cannot remember exactly what it said, made sense.
Eating carbs will not make you fat. Eating carbs late at night will not make you fat. Eating ANYTHING late at night will not make you fat. The only way to gain fat is by eating too many calories in total. Period. End of story.
People can talk about insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance and all that sciencey stuff all they want. But it is all smoke and mirrors. Truth is, fat loss is dictated by energy in vs energy out. Calories in vs calorie out. Eat too many, gain weight, eat sufficiently less, lose weight. And no matter what anybody says or tries to sell you, carbs at 2 pm are the same as carbs at 2 am. And unless there are evil genie wizards climbing into your bed with the intention of making you fat, you have nothing to worry about.