^WMD raises some good points!
Stu, not to hijack this guy’s thread at all, but does that mean then that you think that hitting your macro targets for the day is more important than nutrient timing?[/quote]
Most people seem to feel that it’s an either/or situation with nutrient timing vs total macros. Ideally you will balance the two. Sure you want to hit your #s, but IN ADDITION, targeting certain nutrients in a denser approach at certain times of the day will also benefit you when it comes to performance (which will result in more productivity stemming from each training session).
If I’m having an especially high carb intake day for example, while I will definitely load a ton of 'em in around my training, for the rest I just feel better spreading them out to meet my target numbers. That means that if I have to eat some carbs at night, I do it, and ignore whatever wonderful advice Dr. Oz, or Oprah, or whatever idiot touting his revolutionary diet program this month is saying.
Keep in mind that we’re not the audience that the general public is addressing. We know better than to look for weight loss solely based on scale numbers. So at risk of sounding a bit arrogant (which is never my intention)… until someone who obsesses about avoiding carbs at night, or not eating after 5pm, or any other ‘silly’ advice shows up with a lean and muscular physique (no, NOT looking like 140 lb Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’, I mean MUSCULAR), I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.