The Truth About Carb Timing
The truth is, eating carbs at night isn’t what makes us gain weight. Instead, we get fat when a hormone called insulin is elevated continuously.
Insulin’s job is to get sugars (carbs) out of your bloodstream and into your body. Therefore, when you eat a lot of carbs throughout the day, your insulin level stays high.
In reality, reducing carbs at night doesn’t decrease total daily insulin levels that much. And that’s why it doesn’t help you lose weight. It’s kind of like scraping the sprinkles off of a donut. Technically it’s healthier, but it’s not going to help you lose weight!
For example, let’s say I eat carbs for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a couple of snacks during the day. But then I cut carbs at 7 pm instead of having another snack. In this case, my total insulin level doesn’t change much compared to the rest of the day.