Just read the Hardgainers article & this part got me thinking.
Along with daily meals, a good method to squeeze in additional growth-promoting calories is to have a "night shake" that you sip before bed and finish when you awaken during the night to use the bathroom. A high quality protein powder like Metabolic DriveÃ???Ã??Ã?Â® Low Carb mixed with extra virgin olive oil or macadamia nut oil provides 50-100 grams of muscle building protein, along with a manageable amount of quality calories."
Now I been doing some research on hormones lately. I'm aware that insulin blunts HGH production. Insulin is released when we consume protein(but at a diffrent rate than carb)From my research HGH production seems to be the greatest during REM sleep.(if I'm wrong please correct me).
So wouldn't eating before bed interfere with our bodies ability to produce HGH while in REM? From my experience consuming a small protein rich meal before bed helps tremendously with recovery. From my experience the REM HGH isn't noticeable as far as gains/recovery. Hard gainer or not, what's your opinion/experience on Nocturnal Feedings vs the REM HGH production? Also, is it even worth going to bed on an empty stomach in hopes of producing more HGH?