Do You Eat Carbohydrates At Night?

Did you know your body is more efficient burning carbohydrates in the morning than at night? This is partly because we tend to be more active during the day than at night. 

Recent research has shown that eating too many carbohydrates in the evening may hinder weight and fat loss efforts. 

One reason for this that our bodies secrete the sleep hormone melatonin to help us fall asleep, and this hormone inhibits the release of insulin, another hormone which has the key role of absorbing sugar from the blood into our liver, muscle, and other tissue cells.

So, eating lots of carbohydrates at night could keep your blood sugar levels elevated, and take your body longer to start burning fat for energy. 

Simply said, too many carbs at night could leave your body in a fat-storing mode for a long period of time. This does not mean carbs are evil, but it is good to know the best times for your body to have them.