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Old 05-27-2014, 04:30 AM   #1
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best time of day to eat carbs?

so i've lost 12-13 lbs in last 20 days. weight loss has been sluggish last few days but i'm not overly worried. haven't been cheating. most of my 12-18 carbs a day are eaten around dinner it seems, and dinner can be anywhere from at 4pm to 7pm depending on when i get home from work. i can't really control when i eat dinner but maybe it is better to try and eat the carbs at breakfast? often i am not hungry at lunch especially if im focused on work. curious to see how others space out their carb intake.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:41 AM   #2
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I space mine between lunch and dinner - breakfast is a zero carb bulletproof coffee. Your weight loss is great - I'd say keep up with what you're doing if it feels right.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:45 AM   #3
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I read somewhere that carbs eaten before bedtime help you to sleep. I don't know if that's valid though.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:20 AM   #4
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I do best with biggest carbs at breakfast or lunch. keep the small veggie carbs for dinner. It just feels less bloaty if I eat a lighter dinner and then bedtime is easier on the old gut
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:36 AM   #5
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My best time is at lunch, but that doesn't help you. Maybe divide them between your two meals?
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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Lunch would be my preference, but it's only a preference.
I do eat breakfast, but usually get only the carb in my eggs.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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I prefer "tomorrow" as the best time to eat them!

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:35 PM   #8
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At breakfast to give me energy to start the day. That and coffee. Once I get going, I don't need much carbs for lunch and not much for dinner.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #9
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Same. Most of my carbs are from the HWC used in my morning coffee (4:30am). couple more for Dinner (6:30pm-7:30pm)
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:53 PM   #10
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I eat an early and good breakfast ....no lunch but will sometimes have one Atkins bar....then I eat an early supper and no food after 5:30 PM....Just water or a diet soda...
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:08 AM   #11
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It is best to spread carbs out with 10-12 carbs max at one meal to avoid too big an increase in insulin. Several LC diet plans I've read and/or done over the years make this point. From what I have read, those with more serious BS issues may do best with fewer carbs for breakfast.

My breakfast usually consists of protein & fat, no carbs, lunch varies from no carbs to just a few from veggies, and dinner is usually the highest, averaging about 10g total carbs from vegetables. I do not normally snack at all.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:13 AM   #12
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Dr. Richard Bernstein recommends spreading carbs out during the day (as Deb mentions) for diabetics to help regulate blood sugar. I'm not diabetic, but I've always followed his advice.
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