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It is a myth that eating carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice or bread at night will make you put on weight, a New Zealand nutritionist says.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3818210a7144,00.html

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One person's opinion, even if that person is a nutritionist, does not a myth-buster make.

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Evidence in female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) that nighttime caloric intake is not associated with weight gain.

Evening ready-to-eat cereal consumption contributes to weight management.
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CONCLUSION: Eating ready-to-eat cereal after the evening meal may attenuate caloric intake in night snackers and promote weight loss in compliant individuals.
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Now that's more like it.

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My nutritionist put me on a no-white-at-night diet, not primarily for weight loss, but because my system wasn't processing blood sugars properly overnight. She was having me do a blood test morning, noon, and night, and the morning ones were the only ones that were unacceptable - when I ate 'white' foods for dinner.

I don't stick to it religiously, but we no longer reach for the pasta when stuck for a dinner idea.

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Being type II diabetic, eating any large amounts of carbohydrates is bad. I find eating them before bed make is hard to sleep. This because of high blood surger which causes the body to sweat a lot and the need to run to the bathroom serveral time that night.
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Originally posted by Tootsie Plunkette:
My nutritionist put me on a no-white-at-night diet, not primarily for weight loss, but because my system wasn't processing blood sugars properly overnight. She was having me do a blood test morning, noon, and night, and the morning ones were the only ones that were unacceptable - when I ate 'white' foods for dinner.

I don't stick to it religiously, but we no longer reach for the pasta when stuck for a dinner idea.

You may want to ensure you're not overloading on fats and/or proteins at night, either. Proteins don't impact glucose levels for quite awhile, but fats can delay the impact even more, so your first-thing-in-the-morning-blood-sugars-when-you've-not-eaten-for-12-hours can be way, way higher than you think they ought to be (for me, even exercising after dinner and before bed did not impact these levels). I have found that if I have more proteins at lunch, and have a fairly light dinner, my morning glucose levels are well under control.

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Well AnglRdr, if Tootsie can't overload on carbs, fats, OR proteins, she's going to probably lose some weight anyway because just about the only thing she'd be able to consume is water! [lol]

ps - Tootsie - LOVE the hat.

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Vegetables, snap...it's all about the veggies!

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I could dig veggies for dinner.

MMM...mashed potatoes...squash casserole...fried okra...eggplant parmesan...fried green tomatoes...black eyed peas with jalapeno cornbread...

snap-every time I go on a diet I gain 5 pounds-dragonfly

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My boyfriend and I were just discussing our theory that complex carbohydrates help us lose weight. Obviously fairly unscientific but we both feel less hungry and crave less fat when we eat lots of fiber and veggies, and I notice myself getting smaller when I stick to that kind of thing.

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ThistleS:

More support for dietary patterns involving high-fiber, high-complex carbohydrates.

Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.
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Both dietary interventions were effective in decreasing body weight beyond the weight loss observed during long-term pharmacological interventions;
Comparison of a low-fat, ad libitum complex-carbohydrate [LFAL] diet with a low-energy [LE] diet in moderately obese women.
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It is concluded that an LFAL diet can result in substantial weight loss and is associated with improved palatability and QOL compared with an LE diet.
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quote:
Originally posted by ThistleSquall:
My boyfriend and I were just discussing our theory that complex carbohydrates help us lose weight. Obviously fairly unscientific but we both feel less hungry and crave less fat when we eat lots of fiber and veggies, and I notice myself getting smaller when I stick to that kind of thing.

That is actually true, if your diet was full of simple carbs before.

I suffer from PCOS and many of the books suggest the 'bear diet' ie: meat and berries. Mostly though, they say to only eat foods that would have been around for our previous ancestors. Like, bread is ok, if the flour isn't completely pulverized (by machines like today) but ground by hand. A human can't pulverize wheat as small as a machine can, or some such.

I don't know of any scientific studies on the subject perse, but I can tell you that for years I couldn't lose weight no matter how much calorie cutting I did. In fact, I usually gained. But when I followed that diet, I lost.

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Eating what our ancestors normally ate sounds like a good idea, but is it really that practical for our hurry-hurry lifestyle? For example, what kind of "bear diet"-like items can be taken with one to work? Also, how is a modern human supposed to grind grain by hand? Doesn't that take a long time?

Diets have to be practical as well as logical.

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Is whole wheat supposed to be like hand-ground grain? I've never quite understood why exactly whole wheat bread is meant to be better for you, but it tastes better so I eat it.

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Whole grain explanation.

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