What to eat before bed??

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    Jan 08, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    So, I tried searching but nothing came up with this exact topic.

    I usually have dinner about 2-3 hours before bed time, but find that when it's time to sleep, I'm hungry.

    Looking for good ideas on what to eat before bed that won't be bad for me while I sleep. I've been trying (not at the same time): cottage cheese, cheese/meat, peanut butter.

    Thinking of trying a protein shake with a little benefiber in it.

    What other suggestions do you guys have?
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    your on the right track dude, stick with fat fiber and protein


    nuts, most vegetables, a protein shake with ground flax works great too...

    a lil too much carbs to be ideal but i nuke frozen berries up all the time

    eggs are quick too
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    Jan 08, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    A few hard boiled eggs. Or peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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    Jan 08, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    Here's a previous thread with some good suggestions.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/684960

    I eat right up until I go to bed. I stay away from sugary stuff.

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    Jan 08, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    If you want to get off to sleep carbs and proteins will help you get down.

    Some folks try sleeping on low blood sugar and it's a grind.

    It's not a bad idea to eat about every 1.5 to 2 hours throughout the day, with about 30 grams of carbs every time (except before and after workouts where you can go to 60 to 150 before and after). About 30 to 40 grams of protein per pop, along with some mono and poly fat are just fine. When I'm cutting my carbs down to 300 grams daily or lower, I'll up my protein to about 50 grams per meal.

    You'll find yourself sleeping better, and having better gains / recovery. Calories are a critical part of any well-thought training program.

    Even a couple pieces of candy (about 11 grams sugar each) are enough to give you satiety and get to sleep and 22 grams of carbs won't hurt you.

    Peanut butter is another good thing for satiation but won't help you reload, and, if your body is telling you you're hungry, it's because you are.

    The steady road is the one that will have you feeling, and recovering, best. Small meals often, all day long, every day.

    When I do a show, I'll eat as many as 10 times daily.

    It's just fine for you to have something right before bed. That's when your body is reloading, and rebuilding, and if you're active, you won't be a fat ass from 30 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fat, and 40 grams of protein. It's just not going to happen.

    Many time folks with insomnia issues have blood sugar issues. If you get your blood sugar up, it'll be much easier to nod off.

    Hot chocolate... :-) YUMM
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    Jan 08, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    Ice cream, fiber or multi bread, pistachio, peanut, fruits, yogurt or hot milk
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    Jan 08, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    If I'm being good, I tend to throw some fresh berries (not too sweet), along with some nuts on some spinach greens. Or I'll eat carrots, or celery and salsa. The crunch and the spiciness seem to calm down my late night munchies. Of course I know that I'm probably not eating enough during the day if I'm hungry at night.
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    A protein shake in the evening for a snack, and then cottage cheese 15 minutes before you go to bed because it will keep your metabolism up while you sleep.
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    To help promote muscle growth as well as NOT starving your body, Casein protein is the BEST!

    It's a slow digesting protein, see below.


    http://www.mens-total-fitness.com/casein-protein.html
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    Jan 27, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    100% Casein Protein by Optimum Nutrition.

    You'll just love the unpredictable texture!
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    Jan 27, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    A scoop of BSN True Mass mixed with 8oz of non-fat milk. It's a whey/casein mix protein with BCAAs and several other noms to sustain me through the night.
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    I eat my last meal of the day about a half hour to forty five minutes before I go to bed. I have three preferred last meal options that I consume. 300-350 calories with about 30 grams of protein, 30-40 grams of complex or low glycemic carbs.

    Option 1: 1 Cup Cottage Cheese, medium sized apple.
    Option 2: 3/4 Cup of Egg Beaters, 1 cup Kashi, 1 cup Soy Slender (sweetened with splenda)
    Option 3: Myoplex Light Meal Replacement Bar, Protein Shot (comes in those inappropriately shaped vials).
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:33 PM GMT
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
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    Serious....I find that a pre bedtime snack following the 60/20/10 rule works for me and does not hinder my rest.

    Half a whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter and honey and/or banana hits the spot. Yogurt and cereal is a good one...cottage cheese and berries with cinnamon. I despise eggs so the hard boiled chicken fetus is not on my list icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Jockd saidSo, I tried searching but nothing came up with this exact topic.

    I usually have dinner about 2-3 hours before bed time, but find that when it's time to sleep, I'm hungry.

    Looking for good ideas on what to eat before bed that won't be bad for me while I sleep. I've been trying (not at the same time): cottage cheese, cheese/meat, peanut butter.

    Thinking of trying a protein shake with a little benefiber in it.

    What other suggestions do you guys have?


    You need carbs. Your craving is because your blood sugar is low. Protein isn't carbs, so it doesn't address what your body is telling you to do, which is to give it energy so that it can reload.

    Eat about 30 grams of carbs (oatmeal, grits, pasta, farina), and you'll find yourself with satiety. You can do a faster carb, like apples, or even candy.

    If you really want to be intelligent about it, you can get a glucose tester at any Wally World for about $10.00 and check if for yourself.

    Fats will help with satiation, as well, and if you're craving some, peanut butter is a pretty good choice.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    i take a cassein protein shake b4 bed.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    damn, is that what you guys eat day in day out?
    don't you get absolutely bored?

    i' m usually good about balancing carbs ( which i love with passion) with protein ( non animal ). But i vary whatever, whenever .

    then, like tonight , i just decided to binge shamelessly in chocolate fudge with bread.
    BIG sugar, insulin spike !
    yay.

    i'll be good tomorrow again.



  • Tyinstl

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    Jan 29, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    Okay, so we basically want to eat slow digesting stuff to keep our metabolism going at night.

    Is there anything we should AVOID? Probably fast digesting stuff like white starches, anything else?
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    Jan 29, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    Don't ..drink some water.
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    If you have to eat, then try a handful of unsalted raw almonds or try a banana. You could always try Hoodia to suppress your appetite before bed.