Food timing can be flaky (eat root vegetables at night, because they are in the dark all the time). Or logical, scientific and test-able.
Food timing is used by athletes whose careers and salaries depend on their fitness…even the smallest edge can make a big difference in big competition.
You can use it too. 16 people drank 100 grams of carb or a placebo 1 hour after doing 10×8 leg presses. Muscle protein stabilized in the drinkers but deteriorated in the placebo group.
7 trained runners ate either 65% carbs or 41% carbs in the last week of training. The faster runners–faster 10 mile times–ate higher carbs, had less fatigue, and better global mood scores.
Food makes a difference in performance. Boost yours.