I'm interested in that Thibs comment btw, care to link me? I know a lot of athletes are told to eat a ton of pasta the night before sleeping for max energy.
I think it's kind of interesting. I think JMO is right technically, but there might be some exceptions and certainly other ways to look at it
for example, centralizing carbs around training is really good, amd we generally want a lot of carbs around training- maybe way more than we thought.
In the case of a trainee who was lifting in the morning and on a somewhat limited carb plan for whatever reason (which may usually be flawed but forget it for the sake of the theoretical), they might want to take all excess carbs later in the day and stick them around their workout.
Or even if they were eating relatively higher carb but it was just super awesome to get more carbs around training and they were going for a recomp.
We know a lot of people do this successfully by limiting calories non-randomly and centralizing a fuckton around training, so it's definitely not out of the realm of possibility for a morning trainee.
I think this is where the "myth" comes from. It's not a matter of, do I eat this protein + fat+carbs meal instead of just protein+fat, it's, do I take those carbs and stick them earlier in the day. C
Now, I think the answer is likely, if you are already getting adequate carbs around your workout (which is a LOOOOOT for most people), then it doesn't matter or could even be detrimental. So eat your fucking apple and yogurt with that filet and go to bed you jerk!
I think it's also important re: your comment Trenchant, that just eating period is gonna elevate blood glucose for hours. On the other hand, the devils nectar (milk) has plenty of carbs and has a fairly minimal effect- in fact the protein causes a way bigger insulin spike than the lactase.
So even if you think that insulin is the devil and cannot be convinced otherwise, the carbs before sleeping thing won't make a difference if your overall plan is solid,if it fits your macros or w/e the fuck your body wants, and if you eat "clean" carbs then and were going to have a meal anyway.
See, now we can all be friends.
You have good reasons at heart JMO, but might want to learn some diplomacy if you really think it's worth the effort arguing here, unless you just love to fight with people