Best foods/snacks before bed?

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    Aug 11, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    I've always struggled with hunger right before bed. I have heard all sorts of different things to have but just wanted to get some opinions on what you guys do...I tend to try not to eat after 10pm but that doesn't always work;) I also have been having (lately) an apple with peanut butter or cantelope and cottage cheese or something like that, but maybe the fruit that late isn't a good idea? Also, a 30 something's metabolism is different than a 20 something's so let me know if you have thoughts on that as well. Thanks in advance!
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    Aug 11, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    Try this. I like it. It has zero carbs and 42g of protein.

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    Aug 11, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    You have it before bed? Where is it sold?
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    Aug 11, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Here. I found the cheapest online price.

    http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/ids-new-whey_liquid_protein.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GPS&utm_campaign=12461

    GNC sells them too. If you are a gold card it's 29.99.

    Alternatively casein protein before bed is good too.
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    Aug 11, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    Stick with cottage cheese--it's slow-digesting protein, perfect for when you sleep (think about it, when during the day do you go 8 hours without food?).

    I put two tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter in mine. The fats are actually beneficial to overnight recovery.

    I also add a scoop of casein protein. It's also slow-digesting.
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    Aug 11, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    I use chocolate Casein. very great for building muscle over night icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 12, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    I think I tried Casein a while back but just forgot about it as an option! Thanks, guys. Also, if does the old adage of "if you're not hungry, don't eat" apply here? Or should I have the Casein regardless of whether I am hungry or not? (will never be a problem cause I am always hungry!!!)
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    Aug 12, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    cum
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    Aug 12, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    casein is made to digest slowly overnight so it's perfect for overnight muscle building icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 12, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    so....no nachos?

    haha, ive heard my muscley friends tak about just having oatmeal since since it is slow digesting. i guess u could add protein to it...?
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    Aug 12, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    Casein mixed with oatmeal, cottage cheese, greek yogurt. Whatever, I just make sure I eat something!
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    Aug 12, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    That you should ask, boy! That you should ask!
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    Aug 12, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    I just had a fillet mignon for a midnight snack.
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    Aug 12, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    I have two cups of milk, an orange and a banana (to keep my skin baby smooth icon_razz.gif)
    and I may eat nuts if I have worked out that day.
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    Aug 12, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI just had a fillet mignon for a midnight snack.


    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not:/
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    Aug 12, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    _Mohamed_ saidI have two cups of milk, an orange and a banana (to keep my skin baby smooth icon_razz.gif)
    and I may eat nuts if I have worked out that day.


    The vitamin D or melatonin or whatever it is in milk aids in sleep too, I believe. I eat nuts during the day, hadn't thought about that later at night. I suppose cottage cheese or milk or something with milk isn't a bad idea before bed.
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    Aug 13, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    I agree with the slow digesting protein. If you like eating actual food as opposed to protein drinks, eat some meat. A fillet mignon might be overboard, but maybe something like small-ish piece of grilled chicken breast with some type of starch. Or maybe eat a few hard boiled eggs if you're pressed for time.
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    Aug 13, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI agree with the slow digesting protein. If you like eating actual food as opposed to protein drinks, eat some meat. A fillet mignon might be overboard, but maybe something like small-ish piece of grilled chicken breast with some type of starch. Or maybe eat a few hard boiled eggs if you're pressed for time.


    If not meat, do you agree with the cottage cheese option as suggested above? Hard boiled eggs are definitely doable as well. Thanks for your insight, man!
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    Aug 31, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Any kind of nuts (peanuts, cashews, pistachio) or fruit is a really good snack before bed.
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    Aug 31, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
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    Aug 31, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
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    mmmmmmmm, frosting


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    All kidding aside...

    I will eat hardboiled eggs, and protein powder with water. I have eaten roasted chicken as well. Generally, no carbs before bed. I don't want to get diabetes like my Dad has.
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    Sep 06, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
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    mmmmmmmm, frosting





    LOL!!!!!! Believe you mean, I'd eat cakes and cookies 24-7 in a perfect world! I love sweets...but too dangerous so I rarely have em in the house...
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    Sep 06, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Trail mix
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    Sep 06, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Other guys have mentioned it already but cottage cheese is my go to food to eat right before bed when trying to put on lean muscle mass. It is slowly digested and low in carbs and, if you get low fat cottage cheese, low in fat too.

    I'd stay away from fruit unless you are really trying to put on weight.
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    Sep 08, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
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