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Milk Before Bed (with Casein)


#1

If i am carb cycling, which includes not having carbs past around 8pm on low and moderate carb days, would a glass of skim milk with my casein protein hinder that at all? I know its not much, around 8g of carbs per so in a glass, I was looking for thoughts on whether that would be a bad idea for someone trying to lean out, while still gaining muscle and needing the benefits of casein protein before bed. any thoughts?


#2

Well, it's still carbs, and if the plan calls for "no carbs"... But as you mention, it's only a few g of carbs (my resource shows 12g for a cup of skim milk).

No it won't kill you, nor is it necessary.

The obvious solution is to go to bed by 8pm.


#3

do the positive effects of casein and calcium in the milk outweigh the cons of having the carbs right before bed, if some fat loss is desired?


#4

I use cottage cheese. Fewer (virtually no) carbs, more protein.


#5

greek yogurt is another low-carb, high protein, nearly all casein protein choice


#6

why not just drink your casein shake with water?


#7

Agreed, what's the problem with drinking casein with water?