I want to start off by saying that EVERYONE is different, everyone has different goals and there isn’t one specific diet that works for everyone.
I personally like to consume higher fats in the morning throughout mid-day and carbohydrates post-workout all the way through to evening as I find this is the best way to correct your cortisol rhythm.
Cortisol is an adrenal hormone that manages your body’s natural rhythm that affects almost everything from your sleep, regulation of fat to mental focus.
Cortisol should be naturally high in the morning and go down throughout the day.
Consuming a moderate amount of quality carbohydrates in the later part of the day can help elevate insulin slightly, which can lower cortisol – which is what we want in the evening to promote a better, more restful sleep.
My main focus is recovery, so I personally consume my last meal at least two hours before I go to bed to ensure I am getting the most from my sleep (digestion utilizes a lot of your body’s energy, and a full stomach can interfere with recovery processes).