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bassman09
10-15-2005, 09:05 AM
I find myself waking up hungry in the middle of the night lately. I am currently bulking and my last meal is normally at 6:00PM. I am in bed by 9:00 and up at 5:00AM so that is 11hrs without eating anything.

I am thinking of adding a can of salmon just before bed. Anybody see any problems with this?

Y0yo
10-15-2005, 09:15 AM
I think you'll find lots of people eat before they sleep. If you're not going to be eating for 11 hours, you may as well get something in you. Personally I'd get a little more than a can of salmon in my stomach

Shao-LiN
10-15-2005, 11:01 AM
Wow, you get a lot of sleep. Not seeing what would be wrong with eating a can of salmon before bed.

bassman09
10-15-2005, 11:07 AM
I think you'll find lots of people eat before they sleep. If you're not going to be eating for 11 hours, you may as well get something in you. Personally I'd get a little more than a can of salmon in my stomach

Thanks for the reply. I am trying not to go too far over my calorie limit for the day.

bassman09
10-15-2005, 11:08 AM
Wow, you get a lot of sleep. Not seeing what would be wrong with eating a can of salmon before bed.


8hrs if I am asleep right @9:00, I'd like to get more sleep. LOL

Mercuryblade
10-15-2005, 11:48 AM
I heard, yeah I know never start of a statement like this, but I heard that a healthy 170 lbs man burns about 500 calories over 8 hours of sleep, so therefore eating before bed is a good idea, can anyone back me up on this?

spencerjrus
10-15-2005, 12:51 PM
I heard, yeah I know never start of a statement like this, but I heard that a healthy 170 lbs man burns about 500 calories over 8 hours of sleep, so therefore eating before bed is a good idea, can anyone back me up on this?



I think I burn alot more than that.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
10-15-2005, 01:00 PM
A lot of muscle tissue repair occurs in your sleep so you want to eat a bedtime meal. Protein and some slow-digesting carbs would be a good idea.

TheGimp
10-15-2005, 09:07 PM
Absolutely eat a pre-bed meal to help stave off catabolism. Salmon is a decent choice as flesh is slow digesting, although most people prefer a casein based protein source such as cottage cheese.

MrClean
10-15-2005, 11:27 PM
I eat about 300 calories of cottage cheese about 1 hour before I hit the sack

bassman09
10-16-2005, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the responses. I was considering cottage cheese but I am not a big fan of the taste, that's why I opted for salmon.

Gutz981
10-16-2005, 08:32 AM
I'm bulking right now and I have my last meal at 10 pm which consists of a protein blend of whey and casin and some cottage cheese. Then i wake up at 2 for a quick snack then I go back to sleep until 6.

Shao-LiN
10-16-2005, 10:16 AM
Do you intentionally interrupt sleep to eat? I, personally, wouldn't do that. If I happen to wake up, then maybe.

LAM
10-16-2005, 12:42 PM
A lot of muscle tissue repair occurs in your sleep so you want to eat a bedtime meal. Protein and some slow-digesting carbs would be a good idea.

about 60% of muscle growth occurs at night. you should always eat before going to bed it doesn't matter if you are trying to bulk, cut or on maintenance

salmon is a good choice protein choice to use before bed but a caesin based protein supplement would be better

Holto
10-16-2005, 01:58 PM
I was considering cottage cheese but I am not a big fan of the taste, that's why I opted for salmon.

I could never eat cottage cheese but I sure as hell can drink it.

I have many ways to make this work.

All you need is a big cup and a hand blender.

Here is an easy one.

1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup grape juice
2 Ice cubes

Blend until it's liquid.

For the grape juice you can substitute anything that tastes good. Yougurt works really well and makes it taste like a milk shake.

bassman09
10-17-2005, 05:31 AM
I could never eat cottage cheese but I sure as hell can drink it.

I have many ways to make this work.

All you need is a big cup and a hand blender.

Here is an easy one.

1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup grape juice
2 Ice cubes

Blend until it's liquid.

For the grape juice you can substitute anything that tastes good. Yougurt works really well and makes it taste like a milk shake.


Never thought about drinking it. I will have to give it a try, thanks.

tigo
10-17-2005, 06:14 AM
mmm cottage cheese smoothie
who would have thought to put those two in a sentence

Holto
10-17-2005, 11:23 AM
mmm cottage cheese smoothie
who would have thought to put those two in a sentence

I try to eat super-clean and for me this is as close to dessert as I get.

Vitalize
10-17-2005, 04:38 PM
I thought interrupting sleep stops the growth/repair process.
Try not to wake up in the middle of the night.