Just a question of night eating

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    Mar 28, 2013 10:33 AM GMT
    So the reason breakfast is so important in the am is to jump start your body after not eating all night ... hence break-fast.

    My question is if you eat a healthy snack in the middle of the night .. dose that keep your metabolism revving ? Im a sleep eater so most night that's the case or should i lock up the fridge?

    thanks guys xoxo
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Mar 28, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Eat whenever you feel hungry, dont stuff yourself tho, eat about 80% of your hunger. And of course healthy coz your heart knows about your body better than your brain
  • neosyllogy

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    Mar 28, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    At the end of the day 80% of diet is just calories in vs calories out and getting your basicmacronutrients (25% carb, fat, protien, by calories) and vitamins.

    When you eat is not fundamentally important.

    That said:
    (1) Breakfast isn't a magic meal of the day. But, if you're looking to maximize performance (athletics, weight training, etc.) you do want to put some protein in your body, preferably some fast digesting (to feed it after fasting) and slow digesting (until next meal) to prevent the cannibalization of your own muscle for protein.

    (2) Having slow digesting protein at night will also help prevent auto-cannibalization of muscle tissue and thus, effectively, supports muscle growth.

    Casein is a great slow digesting protien. Available in powder form and common in milk and cheese (cottage cheese is a great source).

    Fast digesting proteins and carbs less useful and, if you're not accounting for calories intake, more likely to cause people to overeat. (That said I'm big on eating before bed or occasionally in the middle of the night. My body is just happier that way. I know very athletic people that are the opposite too.)


    If you're actually a sleep eater though do you have control of what you eat though? Cramming junk would probably not be ideal.
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    Mar 28, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    Bicuriouscool saidEat whenever you feel hungry, dont stuff yourself tho, eat about 80% of your hunger. And of course healthy coz your heart knows about your body better than your brain


    This. I'm a bad eater, I don;t really have a set breakfast, lunch or dinner. I'm pretty much always eating all the time.
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    Mar 29, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    Your body can only take in 30g or so of protein in an hour so you split your protein throughout the day. Otherwise I don't think it matters much. What you eat is so much more important. Or rather, what you don't eat...
  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 29, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    Learn to snack on things that it is ok to have plenty of like fruit or veggies.