View Full Version : Protein in the middle of the night

08-14-2006, 03:47 PM
I ran a search but couldn't find anything answering my question satisfactorily.

I am unable to work out for an indefinate amount of time. Would drinking a protein shake in the middle of the night do anything to preserve muscle mass? I am cutting and seeing as how there is about a 10 hour period while I am sleeping that I am getting no protein or nutrition would this make any sense?

Please forgive the noob question.

08-14-2006, 03:48 PM
If your awake, and it fits into your macros, go for it.

08-14-2006, 04:01 PM
I've had friends that wake up every two hours to eat during the night.

10hrs is a long period of time but if you have a good pre-bed meal and then have a large breakfast then you should be fine.

08-15-2006, 09:55 AM
or, eat cottage cheese and some healthy fats right before bed. it'll hold you through most of teh night..then eat when you get up.

but if you're not able to workout, remember your maintenance calories are going to drop due to the lower activity level.

08-15-2006, 10:15 AM
i would not purposely wake up just to eat, because sleep is where your body repairs itselft and you shouldnt mess with that. Eat slow digesting protein before bed and a big breakfast and you should be fine.

08-15-2006, 10:28 AM
I'd forgoe the eating and take the sleeping part.

08-15-2006, 04:17 PM
A good nights sleep means better Test levels. I'd just eat more before going to sleep.