The Case For Eating Your Carbohydrates At Night


Carbohydrate intake is subject to a lot of misconceptions and myths, one of them being the timing they should be consumed.

Since 1982, from sheer observation and from experience, I have been recommending eating them later in the day.

Not only does it help from a body composition change standpoint, but also for enhancing sleep. This was going against the grain (no pun intended) of bodybuilding gurus who advocated eating carbs in the morning.

Along the years, various diet protocols followed that pattern, a few of the latest to come along being the “Carb Back-loading” protocol (created by John Kiefer and popularized amongst others by Ben Pakulski, who a strong proponent of the meat and nuts breakfast too), and the The Biorhythm Diet, proposed by Borge Fagerli (1). Beside my observation and experience, many studies came out, backing up this protocol of nutrient timing.

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*This article is written by Charles R. Poliquin
Charles R Poliquin is recognized as one of the World’s most accomplished strength coaches who attributes his success to the quest for the “magical training program”. Now as Strength Sensei he shares his acquired knowledge and wisdom with the emerging leaders in the strength and conditioning field. Now after decades of disciplined research and training he has refined his craft so he can educate the dedicated few who want to maximize their learning so they can bring their results back to their athletes. Charles now dedicates his time to educate strength coaches from around the world so they can produce world class athletes.
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