View Full Version : When to eat carbs?
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 03:56 PM
I loooove pasta and rice and couscous. I also love fruits and veggies, and maintain a healthy diet.
In order to prevent the pasta and such from sticking, when should I eat this? I eat it for dinner regularly, but have heard that eating carbs too late in the day is bad for fat production.
What's the word on when i should be eating carb-filled food other than post-workout?
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 04:12 PM
I loooove pasta and rice and couscous.?
Yeah, I do too!! I have switched over to using wheat pastas.
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 05:46 PM
Don't forget, almost all of those have non-refined versions. Whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, that sort of thing. I love bulgher wheat, too, if you've never tried it.
I'll be the first to admit that whole wheat pasta isn't as good as the "normal" kind, unfortunately. I prefer brown rice for the extra flavor, but I have a lot of trouble with whole-wheat pasta. Which is why, I admit, "real" pasta is something I cheat with, sometimes.
But, I figure, if your big cheat is having spaghetti with a healthy tomato sauce once a week, you're probably doing OK. ;)
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 05:48 PM
its best to stay away from carbs at night, since they give you energy, and since you dont use much energy at night it will most likely be stored as fat
how ever carbs arent all bad! you should always eat COMPLEX carbs before and after a work-out (best in the morning) i usually stop eating carbs after 2:00 (except for some veggies for dinner, but thats all good)
as for pasta, the biggest problem with that is that its very calorie dence, i think 1 cup of pasta is about 300cal's so you may not be as full after eating it, even though you have had alot of cal's, but still its great for you! just dont eat too much, and eat wheat pasta, white pasta is has a high GI (which is bad)
same thing for rice
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 06:09 PM
white rice/pasta have a high gi, yea, but do you really need to worry about gi?
nersh, as to when to eat them, pre workout could be a good idea, say 1hr 30 before, to gibe u enegery, along with some protein
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 06:35 PM
high GI means that your body will release more insuln making you store more fat (higher blood-sugar)
there should be a ton of info about GI about