I have seen, and contributed, many threads about is this ok to eat, when can you eat, and how much to eat before bed. Instead of figuring out with a new thread, I will just try to get all these questions about it in one place.
For me, I usually eat something about 10 minuts before I actually lay down for bed. Lately it has been chicken breast. I have heard turkey is great for before bed, or basically anything with a slow digestion rate. So here are the basic questions I, and possibly some other of you reading this also have.
How long before bed should I eat?
Should I eat more fats or protein before bed?
How many calories is too much before bed?
Should I avoid carbs at all costs before bed?
What is the ultimate before bed meal?
How long before bed should I eat? Whenever
Should I eat more fats or protein before bed? Both, or your choice
How many calories is too much before bed? Pretty much impossible to figure out (unless you are cutting, then if it's over your target intake, then it's too much)
Should I avoid carbs at all costs before bed? No
What is the ultimate before bed meal? Whatever you want that fits acordingly into your diet.
Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 08-09-2006 at 09:00 PM.
How long before bed should I eat? Your call
Should I eat more fats or protein before bed? Both; if you're a powerlifter and you know you're benching the next day eat lot's of carbs and sodium YUM!!
How many calories is too much before bed? I think when you eat so many calories that your stomach begins to perform Beethoven's symphony as you sleep, that would be too many.
Should I avoid carbs at all costs before bed? No, but that's your call....it depends whether you're cutting, bulking, or like me--you don't give a damn!
What is the ultimate before bed meal? I've heard yogourt is good because of the bacteria cultures.....or anything with a slow digesting protein such as milk or casein....or, my favorite: Chili Cheese Fritos! No seriously, I like egg whites cuz they make your belly feel full.
Cottage cheese and some peanuts!Originally Posted by MagnaSephiroth
D 435 / S 340 / B 305
"I avoid talking to normal people about this stuff as much as possible. It's usually a waste of time." - HahnB
"OMG HE EETS 2 MUCH0RZ!!111 O NOES HE EETS TEH FATS!!!111" - PowerManDL
"Test does a body good." - Severed Ties
I want something that will take a loooong time to digest, not something that will just finish up real quickly, so by the time I wake up, it will of course be gone and my tummy will be begging for more
I second that! Cottage cheese FTWOriginally Posted by Beast
Weight: Too little | BF: Too high
i drink whey/olive oil, eat an egg white with some cottage cheese. Sometimes i subsititute the olive oil for a few tablespoons of pb.
I think it's OK to eat something light, not heavy. Like yogurt, milk, or a protein smoothie.
is cereal a good idea?, i like to eat my flakes.
Nothing wrong with heavyOriginally Posted by Iron Bull
i ate tri-tip and spiced radishes right before bed last night.
Woke up this morning and was still full.
Body Fat: 12%