Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pre-Sleep Protein

So it's about 3:30 AM right now and I'm having trouble sleeping as I seem to be recently, but a hunger just started to sink in.  There are many rumors around that suggest eating before sleep is unhealthy since all that you ate is not being used and will be stored as fat when you begin to snooze.  Now after a little digging around some forum posts on bodybuilding.com, I came across similar articles that show having a protein shake before bed is beneficial.  According to many experts there are 4 times daily that you should ingest protein.  When you wake up, 30 minutes before a workout, 30-60 minutes after a workout, and before you go to sleep.  Now it is stated that it is important to ingest protein before sleep because your body is entering a state where it is breaking down all the nutrients that you have recently taken in and will be using it over the next 6-7 hours that is spent asleep.  Skip the midnight snack and head straight for the protein.  Protein breaks down much slower than fats and junk food, so it will stay with you through the night longer and it will also provide a healthy alternative to what you would normally grab. 
So what shall I be drinking for my protein shake?
1     Scoop Myofusion cookies and cream protein
1/2  Banana
12   Oz Milk

Roughly equates to:
35 Grams of protein
10 Grams of fat
15 Grams of carbs

(And also a crap ton of vitamins and minerals that come from not only what the protein shake has in it, but from the banana and milk)

This flavor of protein is delicious!  It also has very little fat, sugar, and high protein.
http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10880716&cp=2180762.2167100.2108319.3079649

You guys also might think that this stuff is expensive, but online you can find cheap deals like this stuff in a 6.6 lb container on sale for 32 dollars!

50 comments:

  1. Not sleeping can really suck, I feel your pain.

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  2. keep up with the good work! it'S the right way

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  3. i stay with my esn design protein.

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  4. these shakes are so crazy

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  5. I have never thought about having mass amounts of protein before bed. Now I know.

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  6. night hungers, thats what taco bell is for. 4th meal.

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  7. Cookies & creme protein. lol I like the sound of that.

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  8. I stopped going to the gym 3 years but have recently had the urge to get that long lost feeling back. I"m thinking about rejoining.

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  9. what a deal. thanks for the find.

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  10. Ah, protein shakes. Takes me back...

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  11. I usually get those midnight snack cravings...Guess it explains why im a little big lol

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  12. protein protein protein and ofc bananas! good way +followed

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  13. I've been meaning to get into shape, good post!

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  14. Cookies and Cream protein is the only way to go

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  15. Good idea. When I eat before bed I never sleep well. I hope this wouldn't be the same effect with a protein shake.

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  16. its okay protein shakes are delicious

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  17. Online discounts are pretty good, I don't know why so many people don't buy stuff online.

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  18. Yeah, the flavor is acceptable, I can eat this.

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  19. I'm going to slowly add this into my routine and see how it pans out.

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  20. Yeah, before I go to bed a drink a scoop of powder in a glass of water. Not sure if its more beneficial to do it with milk or any carb, I might need to look into that.

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  21. my favourite protein shake has got to be banana, merely because it tastes so damn good :P

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  22. Great plan! Keep it up man!

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  23. never heard of this technique before, ill give it a shot

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  24. Wish I could have that kind of determination. Keep it up bro

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  25. i heard good things about Myofusion. Right now im taking NOW weigh protein isolate and I'm enjoying it.

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  26. Nothing like a protein-filled midnight snack!

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  27. What? I never thought that protein was good to take before sleeping. Looks good to me!

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  28. I agree, protein is amazing before sleep. Thats exactly what I do, but I use a brand called Nectar, have you heard of it? THe Cookies and Creme was just gross to me from GNC... so I tried this stuff out and its awesome!

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  29. I never heard of that brand i will look it up now though and tell you what i think

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  30. Thanks! I'm going to try this.

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  31. Mmm, protein shakes. I don't work out enough to justify it though.

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  32. Thanks, this post will help friend of mine ;)

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  33. I like to add more bananas as I like more the taste.

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  34. i allways eat befor i go to sleep! its the best meal, cause then you can sleep really hard ^^

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  35. for information around that topic (nutrition etc) check out my blog

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  36. As much as I used to work out I never drank or ate too much protein. I should really start though, another thing it would help with is my hunger at night, I get so hungry during the night it's crazy.

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  37. Great advice, now I won't be tempted to grab a last minute bite to eat :D

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  38. It is amazing all the things you can do to get in shape :D

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