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Binbs
04-09-2006, 03:55 AM
Ok I cant seem to find this via search. Could anyone please explain to me why eating before bed isnt good?

Can you eat certain stuff or just consuming anything during the evening will make you gain fat?

Id appreciate some educated responses.

Sidior
04-09-2006, 04:09 AM
it is good, you are incorrect

Binbs
04-09-2006, 04:20 AM
So what you are saying is that you can eat at any time you want and it wont have an impact on wether you gain fat or not?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-09-2006, 05:26 AM
Basically.

You have to know what you're eating though.

And eating before bed...depending on what you eat...is beneficial in retaining your hard-earned muscle. You'll be fasting for 7-8 hours in a catabolic state, so you want to ward this off for as long as possible. Also, most muscle tissue repair (or tissue repair in general) occurs in your sleep, so eating something healthy an hour or so before bed is a good idea if you're trying to gain muscle.

Binbs
04-09-2006, 05:45 AM
Ok guys. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Davidelmo
04-09-2006, 06:51 AM
Cottage cheese is apparently a good one before you sleep.

Slow digesting protein to your muscles to hold back muscle catabolism.

I hate the stuff though :p

HILL
04-09-2006, 07:18 AM
yeh best is a casein based ptrotein i believe as it is longer acting and slowly digested it is found in cottage chease or you can buy the powder i believe

Binbs
04-09-2006, 08:53 AM
I thought milk has casein protein as well.

Davidelmo
04-09-2006, 09:12 AM
I think it does, but cottage cheese has more ;)

BB'ing is all about MORE MORE MORE!

Holto
04-09-2006, 10:14 AM
I can't eat cottage cheese but I can sure as hell drink it.

Before bed, after eating a huge plate of carbs I mix a cup of cochee with a cup and a bit of Minute Maid light (15 cals/cup) and a 1/2 cup of milk.

It's similar to a mcdonalds milk shake if you do it right.

smalls
04-09-2006, 11:07 AM
The type of protein doesnt matter nearly as much as people make it sound unless that is all your eating and your comparing whey to steak. I eat a full meal that includes fiber and fat, so my source of protein isnt going to be that big a deal.

235orbust
04-09-2006, 11:53 AM
isnt muscle milk a casien(sp?) protein?

Holto
04-09-2006, 01:38 PM
No. It's a very cleverly marketed whey product.

UrbanSmooth
04-09-2006, 02:06 PM
Whey to go.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-09-2006, 02:08 PM
No. It's a very cleverly marketed whey product.It's whey and casein.

UrbanSmooth
04-09-2006, 02:14 PM
He's hot on the case.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-09-2006, 02:16 PM
Says it right on the label of ingredients.

Holto
04-09-2006, 02:55 PM
It's whey and casein.

Did not know that.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-09-2006, 03:08 PM
Did not know that.Neither did I. Reading is cool. :cool:

Holto
04-09-2006, 04:27 PM
"I read stuff" - PowermanDL

Sidior
04-10-2006, 01:08 AM
I can't eat cottage cheese but I can sure as hell drink it.

Before bed, after eating a huge plate of carbs I mix a cup of cochee with a cup and a bit of Minute Maid light (15 cals/cup) and a 1/2 cup of milk.

It's similar to a mcdonalds milk shake if you do it right.

that sounds good, do you just mix it in a blender? also any particular kind of cottage cheese?

Holto
04-10-2006, 10:26 AM
I use a shaker cup and a stick blender. I aim for 0% Cottage Cheese to keep cals down.

I make my fruit smoothies with a stick blender also. You basically need a cup that is ideally twice the volume of what you want to make.

TheGimp
04-10-2006, 10:42 AM
Milk is 80% casein 20% whey.

Flesh is another good protein choice pre-bed as it digests over a long period of time.

Or like smalls says just have a proper meal with some fiber and fats to slow digestion.

Sidior
04-10-2006, 01:02 PM
I use a shaker cup and a stick blender. I aim for 0% Cottage Cheese to keep cals down.

I make my fruit smoothies with a stick blender also. You basically need a cup that is ideally twice the volume of what you want to make.

thanks, looking forward to trying it this summer