Muscle Milk before bed?

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    Jan 06, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    I bought some muscle milk to help recover from an injury that required me to wear a cast on my arm for 7 weeks. My arm looks like it belongs to a mummy.. totally atrophied. Do you guys that use muscle milk drink a glass before bed like the jar says? I have found in my quest to get the 31 waist that eating late is not a good practice.
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    Jan 06, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    I have read that for weightlifters, eating meals high in protein before bed helps your muscles rebuild themselves in your sleep.
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    Jan 07, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    Personally, if you are back to rigorously working out, MM should be able to help you. But if you're still not up to full workouts / cardio... beware of MM as you can gain fat too.

    I haven't been able to keep up the workouts to burn off all of the calories of regular MM, so I switched to the MM lite and it works as well for helping me recover and build muscle without adding as many calories to my diet.

    Good luck with your recovery!
  • Starboard

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    Jan 07, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    I stay away from the high sugar/high carb snacks before bed...Muscle Milk qualifies as both...after dinner, I tend to stick with the low carb Isopure.
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    Jan 07, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    No expert here, but theres a protien mix that kinda solidifies in your stomach and your body feeds off it for the next few hours, whereas MM would go right into your sm intestine and be absorbed in an hour. I think the rule is, any more than say 20g of protien will be wasted if taken at once- you'll only metabolize the first 20g or so.
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    Jan 07, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    I also take Muscle Milk, but I would advise against taking it before bed. It could be different for you, but it kept me up at night. I believe egg protein is best for you before you go to bed, but I could be wrong.
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    Jan 07, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    I was told caseins were good at bedtime, which I believe MM contains.

    However, I was then told milk was bad at bedtime.

    So.. what to do.. I decided I would eat light yogurt and occasinally a MM. MM has so much damn fat, I am leery of drinking it at night.