- You need carbs (preferebaly fast absorbing type) after a full on gym session to fuel the muscle and stop the body from losing muscle.
- It's always recomended not to take carbs before sleep. (I am gonna assume to maximise the fat-loss process)
- You need at least 8hrs, and recomneded up to 10 hours (for pro bodybuilders with intense training) of good sleep to recover and balance out the hormones.
So if you're a person who goes to gym after finishing from work and possibly finishing the gym session by 9 or even later and need to be in bed by 10:30 to be able to have the minimum amount of recomended sleep, this feeding time can be extrememly complicated.
Since I think lots of people fall into this catagory I felt the need to verify following facts in more details:
- How long of the rest period you need to give for the food with high carbs content to digest?
- How long before sleep you should consider not taking foods with high carbs content?
- In the instance of finishing the workout and being required to go to bed straight away, what to do not to deprive the body over-night (from carbs point of view. I don't want to touch on the Casein protein topic) and stop the muscle loss?