Wow I feel so taken advantage of for believing this myth for so long. The first guy that opened my eyes to this bologna was the "spike diet" guy. His diet recommends that you fast off your carbs until about 5-6pm, coupled with a work out, and then eat your carbs up until about an hour before bed.
His philosophy was that we need to restore glycogen (brain sugar) and other nutrients at night the most and is when carbs are needed the most! (Totally agree with this btw) The following day's work out and activity is mainly fueled from the previous night's carb intake, not morning or day or whatever.
Also another argument that I agree with as well is when you look at our ancestors way of eating and living. They would likely wake up early and get ready to stalk their prey not eating a whole lot, they would use a lot of energy in hunting animals (work out) probably just grazing on lights things to keep them going like nuts, berries, jerky. Once they killed the animal and brought the meat back, typically closer to the evening, they would share, gorge out, and fuel up for the next coming days.
I suppose these guys burned insane amounts of calories in their daily lives so its not totally realistic in comparing to us but I think this pattern still works best with us.
Now to personal experience:
I've been experimenting with this guys theory and lone and behold.....i've been dropping weight on the scale, feeling less hungry throughout the day, have more energy in my work out, getting better pumps even, all from fasting off most of my carbs earlier than 4-6pm and then eating them after until bed time. The thing that boggled my mind the most was that I was less hungry than usual but dropping weight at the same time, that right there really opened my eyes. Im not going to keep this up for too long because I do wanna put on weight but it was strictly just for experimentation. I also think given this information that the spike diet could be a good diet to do, just a gut feeling.
Im amazed again about how error'd the diet/fitness community is about certain things and how information spreads without any true evidence or relevant experience attached to it. Im gonna spread the word on this one because im ****ed