I'm currently on a cut and trying to do the normal things i.e. lose fat and retain muscle. Assuming it doesn't increase my caloric intake for the day, does a protein shake an hour or two before I go to bed help or hinder my progress?
i don't see the problem.Try some cottage cheese as well.Do you mix your shake with water?
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I have done it with water lately, I used to use milk, but figured water was probably better due to less sugar.
Total calories matter. A shake before bed or if you wake up during the night is a good idea to keep your body from burning LBM.
Id prefer to eat cottage cheese. More satisfying.
Slower digesting protein before bedtime is a fantastic idea. ALso, perhaps eating a small portion of fat would help too. I know cottage cheese is a good one, but I think it's disgusting. Currently I have a whey+casein shake in milk with a handful of almonds.
I also have4g of BCAA capsules sitting next to my water glass, so if I wake up at 4am, I take them and go back to sleep!
Right now I'm not really concerned about taste, so I can down some cottage cheese instead of a shake if it makes a difference.
I have a question that sprt of relates to this topic. I hope it is appropriate to post it in this thread vs. starting a new topic.
On a cut, how late would you want to eat the CC before going to bed. I thought you did not want to eat immediately before bed so would it be best to eat 1/2 hour before going to bed? 1 hour?
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