Forgive my ignorance on this, but conventional wisdom heard from most folks says you shouldn’t eat before bed if you are looking to drop fat.
I’m not particularly convinced of that, and I far too often get massively hungry around… well, right now.
What is the proper meal to have before bed? Should it be more protein, or does carbohydrate intake at that specific time not really matter if you’re working it off?
It should be noted that I’m at the point now where I’m really trying to work on my diet, being as my metabolism very quickly slowed down in the last year, and unfortunately coincided with me getting a desk job that has had my activity levels strongly drop off as well. [/quote]
ALOT of people seem to have protein + fats as their last meal of the night before bed. The school of thought is that slow digestion and absorbtion of protein throughout the night is anti-catabolic during the night’s fast. Slow digesting protein like casein will do the same as above or you can do casein + fat as well.
Most people are also carbphobic around here and would probably suggest against having carbs in your last meal. This never made sense to me, assuming we’re all weight training. If those carbs fit into your macros/calories for your diet plan, then I don’t see a problem. If theres glycogen to be replenished (we ARE weight training) and we consume carbs, no matter the time glycogen WILL be replenished. So in my mind, its not something to worry about. Plus, having carbs before bed helps me sleep (while cutting this is important for me when calories are low).