Is it bad to eat dinner before bed?

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  1. Girder_Shade

    Girder_Shade OT Supporter

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    I usually dont get home till 6pm, do my workout around 7 start cooking dinner at 8:15, eat it around 9, go to sleep about 9:30-10.

    Is it wrong to do it this way or wont it matter much?
     
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    nothing wrong with it. your body fasts for X hours while you sleep, so feeding it before is very important, especially if you're going to the gym since a lot of recovery is done during sleep.
     
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    yoV6cam Big AL "Boss of The Bosses"

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    I think I need more sleep, 5 or 6 hrs a day isnt enough recovery for 4-5 days of training
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I try for 9 a night and even then somtimes I feel run down. :hs:
     
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    No... as long as you are not exceeding your maintenance calories for the day
     
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    From a different viewpoint eating too late can be rough on your stomach if you have indigestion/etc.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    i thought you werent supposed to eat for ~3 hours before sleeping:o
     
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    BYGDK "It's nice to be important, but it's more importan

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    yea that is what i thought too..
     
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    Yes, its bad, you will turn fat
     
  11. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    If I know I'm going to eat right before I go to bed I just try not to eat a tons of carbs with the meal.
     
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    for the most part that is a complete lie that one would read in some newstand rag about "get fit in 3 easy steps"

    one should NEVER fast for 3 hours before bed if you are trying to put on muscle.

    that means 9+3=12 hours with absolutely no nuitrition. Thats a disaster.

    there may be some truth to not eating super high GI carbs, or making a late meal a smallish one, but you DEFINITELY will get more muscular and stronger by feeding yourself protein before bed time instead of starving yourself all night.

    the ammount of fat you put on is 99% determined by how much you eat, not when you eat it.

    edit: and in the original posters case, its even more important since that late night meal is his post workout meal.
     
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    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    it may be harder to fall asleep.
     
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    :ugh:
     
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