Can anyone else not fall asleep on an empty stomach?

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  1. The Dude

    The Dude Active Member

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    Whenever I try and go to sleep and haven't eaten in an hour or two I'll need a snack. From what I know and what I've heard this is probably the worst time to eat since what you're eating won't be worked off. Also, sometimes in the middle of the night I will wake up starving and need to go downstairs to find something quick to eat which results in me making bad choices.

    So basically, what I'm getting at is what're some foods I can eat late at night that're "better" than others? And does anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. Zoso

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    i also have a lot of difficulty sleeping on an empty stomach
    brb...making a protein shake
     
  3. mandrew

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    I might be kept up by fears of losing a few grams of muscle if my body were to go catabolic during the night... Considering I have no muscle to begin with this is a scary enough thought to keep me up.
     
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    It's fine to consume healthy fats and "slow" proteins before bed. Don't be scurred.
     
  5. 4cd-Air

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    cottage cheese
     
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    That's a myth, eat late, within reason, guilt free. It all gets used eventually, it just won't get used right away. I would definitely suggest having something like cottage cheese, which is high in casein protein (which is digested slower than whey). Waking up in the middle of the night and getting an unhealthy snack is probably the worst thing you can do.
     
  7. Frank Dux

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    I use to not wake up in the middle of the night because I've hunger, but as I've gotten bigger and trained harder, my body asks for it. I'll drink some whey, have some cottage cheese, or a handful of frozen blueberries.
     
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    Amen. I usually eat about 2 cups of it before bed.
     
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    I eat and go to bed an hour later. I carb load every 3 days before bed.
     
  10. timberwolf

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    Yep. What matters is your totals for the day. I try to save some of my carbs just before bed so I sleep better.
     
  11. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    Good advice.
     
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    I'm inclined to think so too, but I just recently saw a study that said otherwise. I dunno..I've given up on actually trying to do the "right things" in terms of nutrient timing or anything else..you can find studies that say just about anything. All I care about now is eating enough protein and sleeping enough. When I go to the gym I just go on feel, no set routine etc. Feel like I'm making progress again.
     
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    What?
    And its only with mice. So far.
     
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    What I mean is I'm just training/eating on feel now.

    and

    Yeah, I know it's just mice. I didn't trumpet the study as the final truth or anything, I'm just making the point that, to me, it seems like we don't know much at all about our physiologies, so researching a ton and treating info you get as gospel seems pointless.
     
  16. Thelonius

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    Smarten up guy. I shouldn't have to explain this shit to you.
     
  17. Thelonius

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    btw I'm screwing a filipina right now. Best head I ever got. I guess certain other skills come along with natural singing talents...her breath control, throat muscles etc are highly developed.
     
  18. timberwolf

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    How long have you been training for? If a relative noob, probably not the wisest to train/ eat on feel...
     
  19. Thelonius

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    a couple of years, not serious for all of it. you're probably right. definitely a noob. I dunno, I have to admit that some of it is lazyness and not wanting to keep on top of things. At the same time, I am making progress and feeling better. :dunno:
     
  20. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    i can't sleep on an empty stomach either..sometimes i have something light before bed. Almonds, milk, casein shake, pb, anything really to keep me full until eggs in the morning.
     
  21. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    Ive been training for about 4 1/2 years consisntently and I just train on feel now. I like it.
     
  22. timberwolf

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    We can tell.:mamoru:
    Just kidding, man.

    I think the strongest/ biggest guys here follow a plan....whether 5/3/1 or what. Only a handful of guys here actually have the experience and mental drive to train 'by feel' and make consistent progress. At least IMO.
    To each their own. If you're progressing at a rate you're happy with, more power to you.:bigthumb:

    Weider principal of instinctive training is a crock. Especially for noobs.
     
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