A couple questions about late night eating.
You’re out with friends, or better yet a date. It’s been 4 hrs since you last ate, and you’re trying to avoid looking obsessed with gaining muscle mass (dedicated = good, obsessed = bad in other peoples eyes…not mine hehe). Anyways, downing a shake, or eating food doesn’t appear to be much of an option at the time. Since things are going well (for those of us who doing well means more than doing the horizontal shuffle within the first hour) a couple more hours pass. So now you’re pretty much in a fasted state. When you do get home and finally get a chance to eat, what’s on the menu? P+F, or P+C?
In a related cenario, (#2)
You’ve eaten your 8 meals (4 P+C, and 4 P+F, or 5 and 3, or however you normally break it down) for the day, but rather than going to bed, you stay up late (it’s the weekend). What do you suggest for that 9th meal? P+F, or P+C?
I appologize if these questions seem a bit ridiculous, but I ask because I’m sure this happens to many of us. It happens to me quite frequently on the weekends.
In Cenario #1, the question comes down to whether or not being in a semi-fasted state superseeds your reduced ability for carb intake in late hours of the night.
In Cenario #2, it boils down to whether surpassing your normal fat intake by a large percentage (if you take 4 fat meals / day with 40g of fat each meal that’s 160 g…adding a similar 5th P+F meal puts you at 200g and 25% more fat than normal even though they’re healthy fats), is better or worse for you than inducing an insulin response by having a P+C meal.