Do Carbs at Night Inhibit Natural Growth Hormone Release?

First off, I just wanted to thank you for all of da love and support you’ve been giving me online.  Really appreciate it. I want to return the favor by helping as many of you as I can, but I just can’t keep up with the amount of emails and questions I get while having some kind of a normal life.  So I’m starting a weekly Q and A series on my YouTube channel to try to get more efficient at it. Here’s Da Intro and how to get your questions answered.

And we’re kicking this thing off with the most common question I’ve been getting.  Doesn’t eating the majority of your carbohydrates at night inhibit natural growth hormone release and impair the body’s ability to burn fat?

What we covered:

  • Yes its true, we get our biggest boost in natural growth hormone levels within the first 90 minutes of sleep.
  • Yes its true, high insulin levels inhibit natural growth hormone release.
  • The key to eating bit at night without inhibiting GH is to time it right.
  • In a normal functioning body, insulin levels rise in response to a meal (even a big feast) and return back to baseline levels within 2-3 hours.
  • Eat your big carb-loaded feast and allow enough lag-time for insulin levels to fall back to baseline levels before going to sleep.
  • Don’t try to starve yourself for dinner and then eat a sugar-loaded snack right before bed to compensate.