The topic of eating before you sleep has yielded many different answers!
I am currently "bulking". I'm 6'4, 210lbs, 9%BF
I read the 6 Bigger Bulking Tips article (http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/6_bigger_bulking_tips&cr=) and learned that I shouldnt eat poptarts before bed because it may contribute to fat gain. HOWEVER, I should consume casein protein and fat before I sleep.
I have a few questions regarding this..
If I burn calories when I sleep (which I do, a considerable amount, I understand), why are poptarts any less viable than fat? Theyre both going to get "burned", aren't they?
Am I also building muscle while I sleep? If this is the case, why do I always wake up significantly lighter? (water weight?)
So If I am building muscle when I sleep, and also burning around 800 calories, should I consume over 1000 calories before I sleep? If I consume less than I burn, wouldnt I be losing weight, and therefore preventing any muscle gains?
...this is all very confusing, hopefully someone can get me in the right direction.
P.S. I have many more questions regarding this, but it's a good start. Currently before I sleep, I eat about a half cup of almonds and half serving of True Mass (about 760 calories)