Best Time to Eat Carbs for Weight Loss

Carb Timing Matters

When it comes to tracking carbs for weight loss, it's not just the quality and portion that matter, but also when you eat them. It's called carb timing.

Morning is for Carbs

And timing your carbs in the first half of the day can help you lose weight. Here are 3 reasons why — plus recipe ideas to try!


More Fuel for Energy

Your body is much better at burning carbs in the morning, so they won't be stored as fat. You'll have more energy and no cravings!

Recipe Idea #1

So, start the day with a hearty oat porridge like this one — made with golden turmeric and stewed plums, plus yoghurt and seeds for proteins!

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Boosted Thermic Effect

In the morning, even the simple process of digesting and absorbing the carbs you eat uses more energy, meaning you're burning more calories!

Recipe Idea #2

So for lunch, keep things going with a nice sandwich. Go wholemeal, and stuff it with mashed chickpeas, greens, and creamy avocado!


You're Less Hungry

Hunger hormones are at their lowest in the morning, so you're less likely to overeat and go overboard with your carb intake!

Recipe Idea #3

So, have your carb-rich meals earlier and then taper back in the afternoon with a low-carb snack like this berry chia pudding.

Recipe Idea #3

And for dinner, rustle up a veggie-loaded meal with quality proteins. We have the perfect recipe for tonight: Thai cashew tofu with sweet red peppers!

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