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Eating Before Bed When Dieting Down


#1

Simple question really.

When dieting down at what point should I stop eating in the evening before I head off to sleep?

Fat has been coming off somewhat slow and I'm wondering if it is connected at all to overly late feedings!


#2

It doesn't matter if your calories are in check.


#3

I always save at least 100 cals of my daily allotment for right before bed, even on my low carb/cal days. That way I can at least down 1 scoop of low carb Metabolic Drive (usually with a few fish oils and Mineral Support) before I crash out. The whole "don't eat after this time" is probably the worst dieting advice anyone can follow in my opinion.

S


#4

There are people who get ridiculously lean while eating 50%+ of their daily calories and carbohydrates in the 6 hours before they go to bed.

There is no magic night time insulin fairy.


#5

Yup, I agree with everybody else. Eating right before bed is no issue at all....some people even wake up in the middle of the night to eat or have a shake ready for when they wake up to take a leak


#6

Bingo.

Even while cutting, some low carb, slow digesting protein is perfect. A scoop of LC MD and 1/2 oz of walnuts so the lipids slow digestion...