CARB TIMING AND WHY YOU MAY BE GAINING FAT
Are you reducing your carb intake but still not losing any body fat? Well, if you don't get the timing correct of the small amount of carbs that you are taking in, then you may find it impossible to shift that extra body fat.
You need to time your consumption of carbs so that they can be used up effectively as energy and not put into storage as fat. The best time to eat carbs is first thing in the morning e.g. oats for breakfast, as your body has been without any energy sources throughout the whole night and needs these, as well as protein. The next time you should eat your carbs should be just before a heavy weights workout or immediately after one. This way, those carbs will be used up as energy, rather than stored as fat. If you eat carbs at any other times to these, they will not be used up as energy and they will be stored as fat.
High insulin levels leads to fat storage, that’s why if you reduce carb intakes at certain times and eat them only at the times specified, you can stop any fat gain, even if you are eating more calories/ in a calorie surplus.
Another thing you must do is eat regularly to keep your energy levels up, but also to improve the speed of your metabolism and overall ability to burn fat. Aim for smaller portion sizes, more frequently. Eat your carbs earlier on and as the day progresses you should cut them out because your body works slower towards the end of the day and won’t be able to process those carbs in the same way – making them store as fat! Don't eat your carbs just before bed or late at night. Make sure you get this carb timing procedure right otherwise you could be headed on a journey of disaster.