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Old 06-04-2012, 06:35 AM   #1
Charley Agen
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Eating before bed?

I was wondering who eats before they go to sleep (say within an hour)? Big meals or small meals? And those that don't do you find you sleep better if you cut yourself off from food a certain amount of time before you go to sleep? I am debating if I would sleep better if I set a food cut off point say at least 2 hours before I go to sleep. Right now I usually eat within an hour of bed and pretty big meals sometimes. Example: 1 cup dry oats, 2 cups of skim milk, few handle fulls of blueberries mixed; and ~8oz greek yogurt on side; and maybe even a handful of nuts.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: Eating before bed?

Every night right before I lay down I down a protein drink. 1 scoop of protein, a cup of almond milk, 2 cups spinach, and 2 tbsp flax oil... Solid 400-500 calories right there that doesn't upset the stomach at all.

Then again, I'm also trying to put on some pounds... But ever since I started doing this (about a month ago), I wake up feeling infinitely better and still hungry enough to eat a massive breakfast.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: Eating before bed?

DInner is my biggest meal of the day. It's timed post-workout

-White rice with whatever my mom makes, this varies a lot to be honest.
-Chocolate milk (200 ml)
-900 ml of Milk

*If I think I have not met my caloric requirements for the day, I'll usually eat some form of fat, and maybe protein (nuts and tablespoons of olive oil, it's nasty but does the trick xD)
I love eating
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: Eating before bed?

I usually have some sort of snack/dessert before bed, I can't fall asleep if I'm a little rumbly and I always wake up hungry (one of the few things that actually gets me out of bed). Usually fruit as dessert, strawberries dipped in coconut oil are delish. Protein shake if I'm too low for the. Maybe a handful of nuts. All depends on where I'm at with my macro goals for the day.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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Re: Eating before bed?

I only eat before bed if I am hungry, it isnt part of the normal routine.

Also as I eat paleo all the rice, milk & oat combinations are out.

So peckish before bedtime is nuts and water (water because is it hunger or thirst?)

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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Re: Eating before bed?

Because of my workout schedule, I eat huge before I sleep. It used to bother me but after a few weeks it was fine. I have no problems with sleep and it feels good to go to bed with a full stomach.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #7
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Re: Eating before bed?

Originally Posted by Charley Agen View Post
I was wondering who eats before they go to sleep (say within an hour)? Big meals or small meals?
Everyone is different. Generally, digestion doesn't work as well laying down as it does sitting or standing.

I would eat smaller meals (or snacks) close to bedtime. Another potential problem with big meals just before bedtime is reflux. That definitely will convince you to eat smaller

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Re: Eating before bed?

Here's an article I spotted yesterday about eating before bed, worth checking out: (sfw)

I usually eat my last meal around 8, but occasionally later, and I personally like going to bed on a full stomach... definitely moreso than going to bed hungry.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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Re: Eating before bed?

eating at all times is awesome! i love going to bed on a full stomach! eating right before bed and as soon as i wake up and as often as i can inbetween makes me very happy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #10
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Re: Eating before bed?

Plate of eggs before bed works pretty well. Preferred to a protein shake (since I don't feel like buying any casein).

Just don't eat too much as it can be uncomfortable laying and trying to get to sleep.

Then again, sometimes it's nice to just pass out after dinner for a bit. Eat meal, catnap.
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