In the 20lbs of hollywood muscle article here I noticed CW said nighttime eating was huge in keeping the metabolism going. I've read about it before but heard others talk about some problems with not getting a full night's sleep. I'm going to start waking up at night to at least give it a try, but here are some questions:
How much and what should I eat?
To start I'm just going with a spinach, chicken, and peanut salad that's only 200kcal (100 protein 100 fat). I'm hoping this is enough to keep the metabolism going yet not take too long to process since the metabolism slows while sleeping (which I'll be doing again right after the meal). I'm hoping it won't interrupt my sleep too much, so I'll eat it quickly and go right back to the sack.
Also, is it OK to cycle night eating every couple weeks?
I remember this stuff vaguely but the 3rd and deepeest period of sleep finishes after about 6 hours. If I'm only sleeping 4 hours at a time, I won't be getting through the deep cycle.
Obviously, I have some reservations about this and not enough knowledge yet, so thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this topic.