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Old 10-18-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just wondering what time guys around here take in their last meal and go to bed?

I've been cutting this past summer, so I stop at 6pm and hit the hay at around 11:30.

I want to start adding muscle mass, but I don't want to put on any fat. Although, I'm worried that I'll start putting on fat if I start eating my meals any later. Is it just a mental thing?
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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I've always been told that some kind of protein before bed isn't the worst thing. I don't do it now, as I'm in a heavy cutting phase, but during bulking phases I used to have something like a small amount of cottage cheese before bed or something like that (I'd imagine real food would be better here). Now I'm cutting so sometimes I'll have a little fruit before bed just to keep things moving.
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i eat my last meal around 2-3 am when i go to sleep. it always has protein. i never cut so no need to worry

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I have my last meal at least two hours before bed. No protein shakes right before bed or I'll have to get up in the night, but sometimes I'll have a bar or something. But still an hour or so before bed. If I eat much of anything within an hour of going to bed, I don't sleep well. It's something that I paid attention to after reading an article about it and it has helped my sleep quality.

I think I was putting on more body fat a month or more ago than I am right now. Since I started to eat a little cleaner, I think my fat around my midsection might have dropped a wee bit, but I weigh more than ever. It's probably mental.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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i personally train mainly for maximum strength rather than "bodybuilding" so my last meal is generally about a hour before i go to bed. usually i have some cottage cheese, milk, and some peanut butter on whole wheat bread before i go to bed.
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For bulking/strength phases, I will usually eat 45min to an hour before bed, and its almost always cottage cheese with a slice of whole wheat toast. I dont like to eat a large meal before bed, I wake up feeling fat and bloated.

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It really depends on my gym time. I used to get back from the gym late (11pm). Now however, I switched it so I am back at around 9pm. It gives me a chance to eat my PPWO meal 9.30pm and my before bed meal at around 10.30pm. I am usually tucked into bed by 11.30pm.

My before bed is either 1-2 chicken breast or protein shake with almond butter, cottage cheese and fish oil.

6 to 11 is a long break not to mention you have an entire 8-9 hours of sleep with no food. You could possibly order a timed release style protein or I really dont think it will hurt to have a nice protein/fat meal an hour or so before bed.

If I ever have a protein bar it is usually early in the day. Most of those are loaded with simple carbs and sugars. I only buy bars if they are near expiration. I just got my hands on muscletech bars which were 35 bucks plus tax for 10 bucks plus tax.

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Usually my last meal is about an hour before bed.
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i always have a meal right before bedtime. usually it's a couple of eggs with cottage cheese and an english muffin with a small amount of jam. if i was cutting i would probably make it egg whites and cottage cheese with some veggies thrown in and that's it.

regardless, i ALWAYS wake up hungry hungry hungry!!

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