Hi. I tend to stress a lot about the details of my diet and I want some advice on what is worth stressing over and what just doesn't matter. These are the few topics:
Veggie carbs - now I KNOW it's been reiterated a million times that you do NOT count the fiber carbs in green veggies. BUT, what about the other ones? I realized a few days ago that I won't allow myself to have cottage cheese before bed since it would have about 10g. of carbs if I ate a cup, but I regularly will down an entire bag of lettuce while studying which MINUS fiber is 12g. of carbs, all sugar, since each oz. has 1g. of sugar. Does this matter? I would like to think of it as "free food" but realistically it is carbs. I mean, if I were to eat a low carb hot chocolate (5g of carbs) I would view it as a cheat before bed, but I'm realizing that EVERY DAY I've been eating this many sugar carbs in my lettuce. Is it the same - should I be concerned? My goals are lean gains so I need to be extra careful about having my diet spot on.
Timing - can anyone from experience let me know what they have found the relative importance of timing is (ie eating less before bed) I really want to know the relative importance of:
keeping P+F and P+C seperate
What order would you rank them in?