In his 7 Habits article ( http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_diet_nutrition_bodybuilding/7_habits_of_highly_effective_nutritional_programs ), which is referenced here (esp. to beginners) with about the frequency as the Sermon on the Mount is in Christian circles, Berardi states:
In Precision Nutrition he talks about this having to do with research pointing to our ability to metabolize starchy carbs better PWO. Someone mentioned that on the PN forums, that he said that window was 6 hours.
Does anyone know about this research? To be fair to Berardi, in the diets I’ve reviewed by other coaches, they seem to echo this sentiment and most carbs seem to come from fruits and veggies. However, in the layperson’s diet (doing a general search on “meal plans”) no one here seems to have a problem with people eating bread and pasta, so long as it is whole wheat, and they tend to applaud eating oats and things like brown rice regardless of the time of day.
Can anyone provide an answer to this discrepancy?