Anything you eat after X o'clock p.m turns into fat?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by tank666, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. tank666

    tank666 Green Belt

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    Just wondered how accurate this statement is please? I often have to eat late due to work, ( I mean like 8-9 o'clock.

    Thanx :D
     
  2. Tap112

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    Not accurate at all.
     
  3. Grady

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    That simple statement is not true, but just like much commonly held beliefs, there is an element of truth in it. A Google search will help you find many articles, particularly on BB sites, that show that your most anabolic phase (muscle building) is when you are sleeping at night.

    You should avoid filling your gut with massive loads of high GI carbs late at night though, since your activity level is low and your body will take some of that and store it as fat.

    Eating a small, yet balanced, meal an hour or two before bed is actually a very good thing to do.
     
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    bwahahaha! :D

    this needs to be killed quickly, it's an old outdated statment. If your training regularly you should actualy consume a good portion of fat and protien before you go to bed. Hig amounts of carbs are still a good thing to avoid before bed though.
     
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    MadDildo Shame Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If you're trying to lose weight, avoiding food (especially carbs) 4 hours before bed will cause your body to dip into its natural fat stores to a greater degree during your sleep.

    If you're maintaining, though, don't do this.
     
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    naww in fact when my brother was getting ready for a show he would eat b4 bed at 9 pm and have an alarm set for 3 am to eat again then go BACK to sleep.
     
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    source?
     
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    I heard it was 2hrs. No source just word of mouth
     
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    MadDildo Shame Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm not your copy editor.
     
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    protein in the evening is ok.
     
  11. tank666

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    thanx for all the answers i didnt think it was literally 100% true either. will try keep the carbs down in the p.m.
     

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