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
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.
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!