I work out at a somewhat odd time, especially on weekends, I get up with my son around 7-8, make sure he’s fed and settled into his sunday morning routine and then I start my 2hr workout. This doesn’t leave me with a ton of time to eat breakfast with enough lead time to have a positive effect on my workout, at least not without stuffing myself with a bunch of fast release stuff. So I’ve started fitting in a serving of oatmeal (mixed with maple syrup, raisins and dates) at night in hopes of it helping me in the morning.
So far, I’ve noticed that it does help (I still have a homemade latte and a slice of bread with jam in the morning before a workout). And I’m noticing I’m a bit less munchy after my workout, I work from home so it’s easy to snack all the time. I’ve always had a carb-centric diet, but I’m so far finding the timing of a nightly serving of oatmeal to be pretty effective, and I think I’ve dropped 4lbs or so in the past couple of weeks while doing SSB2-HV since I’m not always grabbing handfuls of stuff to shove in my mouth lol. My RPE on my 2 weekend workouts this weekend (4x20 ~ 90% and 3x20 @ 88%) were done at relatively low RPE, even considering we have a warm snap in the northeast pushing my training environment into the upper 60’s/low 70’s
Just wanted to share my very brief experience, will definitely try and keep this up.