The reason: Consuming carbohydrates will result in a significant insulin release. This will put the breaks on fat-burning. If that is your goal. Carbs are also much more easily stored as fat in the evening hours when metabolism is naturally slowing in preparation for sleep. You have very little opportunity to burn off that energy when consuming carbs at night – unless you have some nighttime activity or running a marathon the day after.
Also, remember insulin production is partly influenced by your previous meal. The more carbohydrates consumed the more insulin produced.
Otherwise, stick to protein, veggies and healthy fats for your last meal…
and have a good night : ) zzzzzz
In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer