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jww13
06-21-2005, 11:27 PM
I've heard that calories consumed right before you go to sleep are stored as fat. Is there any truth to that? How long before bed should I consume my last calories?

I'm currently bulking if that makes any difference. Is it good or bad to have a protein shake right before sleeping?

thanks

smalls
06-21-2005, 11:35 PM
There are lots of threads on this, search it. Yes it's good to consume protein/food before bed.

jww13
06-21-2005, 11:42 PM
Thanks smalls. Btw, I tried searching but it's temporarily broken (PHP error).

I guess this means it's time to go eat! :)

smalls
06-21-2005, 11:47 PM
I guess this means it's time to go eat! :)


That's exactly what it means. Total calories are going to make or break your diet goals, but getting slow digesting foods before bed will help to prevent catabolism throughout the night. I would suggest lots of whole foods, fat and fiber slow digestion and I usually get 50g of protein in that meal, minimum.

Built
06-22-2005, 12:25 AM
Even while cutting, I eat protein and fat at bedtime - usually cottage cheese with natty PB and a chunk of apple.

jww13
06-22-2005, 02:15 AM
What about carbs before bed? Is that bad if it's part of your total daily goal?

ReelBigFish
06-22-2005, 10:33 AM
yes, they are fine.

drew
06-22-2005, 10:36 AM
If you eat carbs before bed you'll die in your sleep.

That or your upper chest won't grow anymore.

Scorpion
06-24-2005, 05:25 AM
your largest Growth Hormone spike happens jus 2 hours after u fall asleep, general rule seems to be not to eat anything too Carb heavy later than 2 hours before going to sleep.

Its just to make sure your Insulin level isn't high so it doesn't interfere with your GH spike u get after you fall asleep. Extra GH is always lovely ;)

bigsethmeister
06-24-2005, 06:27 AM
If you eat carbs before bed you'll die in your sleep.

That or your upper chest won't grow anymore.



:p

galileo
06-24-2005, 06:47 AM
your largest Growth Hormone spike happens jus 2 hours after u fall asleep, general rule seems to be not to eat anything too Carb heavy later than 2 hours before going to sleep.

Its just to make sure your Insulin level isn't high so it doesn't interfere with your GH spike u get after you fall asleep. Extra GH is always lovely ;)

References please.