protein shake before bed

  1. New Member
    austinfrench5's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Age
    24
    Posts
    37
    Rep Power
    70
    Level
    6
    Lv. Percent
    65.96%

    protein shake before bed


    hey guys, i drink a protein shake every night right before bed. Should i be mixing it with water instead of fat free milk like i am right now. its only about 30 carbs worth of milk but im not sure whether that is too much right before bed. I am starting a bulking phase but a friend told me that even during a bulking phase carbs right before bed are not good. Any suggestions?

  2. Senior Member
    lonewolf0420's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  223 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,314
    Rep Power
    1680
    Level
    34
    Lv. Percent
    64.98%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Some will say yes, some will say no. I say give it a go for a couple of weeks, and see what works for you. The argument is that the carbs will possibly hinder GH response. The same can be argued post-workout.

    I myself try to keep my carbs for daytime. But I do eat dinner later in the evening, so carbs are always present. I just don't consume any before I go to sleep. I try to stick with just casein proteins.
  3. The Female Terminator
    Rosie Chee's Avatar
    Stats
    5'1"  117 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    30
    Posts
    16,166
    Rep Power
    310841
    Level
    75
    Lv. Percent
    62.82%
    Achievements Activity VeteranActivity ProActivity AuthorityPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by austinfrench5 View Post
    hey guys, i drink a protein shake every night right before bed. Should i be mixing it with water instead of fat free milk like i am right now. its only about 30 carbs worth of milk but im not sure whether that is too much right before bed. I am starting a bulking phase but a friend told me that even during a bulking phase carbs right before bed are not good. Any suggestions?
    As lonewolf0420 mentioned, some people will say not to, but I don't see any reason why you can't use milk with your protein shake. I personally would use water because I'm not a fan of milk, but it really comes down to what works best for YOU.
    Contact Me for INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING AND NUTRITION

    "Think like a Champion. Train like a Warrior. Live with a Purpose." - Rosie Chee
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    Addison Brown's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  94 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6
    Rep Power
    55
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    36%

    Hi friend,
    As soon as you've had your workout - after your workout, your body enters a stage of recovery and growth, and it is in this stage that your muscles need the amino acids whey protein can provide. Just before bed - When we sleep, the protein in our bodies will naturally break down, so having a protein shake before you sleep can be an excellent way to prevent this breakdown. If you aren't trying to 'bulk up', though, and are just looking to tone, you should be OK skipping this protein shake - otherwise, you'll want to try to minimize any breakdown that occurs while you sleep.

    Thanks
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  5. New Member
    Wilderbeast's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  219.0 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    29
    Posts
    487
    Rep Power
    361
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    52.05%

    Quote Originally Posted by Addison Brown View Post
    Hi friend,
    As soon as you've had your workout - after your workout, your body enters a stage of recovery and growth, and it is in this stage that your muscles need the amino acids whey protein can provide. Just before bed - When we sleep, the protein in our bodies will naturally break down, so having a protein shake before you sleep can be an excellent way to prevent this breakdown. If you aren't trying to 'bulk up', though, and are just looking to tone, you should be OK skipping this protein shake - otherwise, you'll want to try to minimize any breakdown that occurs while you sleep.

    Thanks
    Bariatricfoodproducts.com
    Agreed. When I am hardcore cut dieting I stick with whey protein isolate in water only PWO and whey isolate in water with some Natural PB before bed. Otherwise before bed I'll use cottage cheese as it is much more satiating and digests MUCH slower increasing the duration of amino acid delievery to the cells while you sleep.

    BEAST
  6. Advanced Member
    wearedbleedblue's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    754
    Rep Power
    501
    Level
    21
    Lv. Percent
    59.56%

    While there is a small amount of insulin released from skim milk, it shouldn't have a real world affect on your GH release. If you can spare the extra calories for it, go ahead. It tastes better anyways.
  7. New Member
    Exercise123's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    62
    Rep Power
    82
    Level
    7
    Lv. Percent
    29.07%

    I have 3 cups of milk roughly an hour before bed which is equivalent to 30g of simple carbohydrates like you stated. I'm fairly certain the simple carbohydrates will digest within an hour, given their structure. Leaving me with ~27g of protein through the night.

    So if you are consuming 30g of milk carbohydrates, that is three cups of milk? At that volume of milk and milk caseins present, I wouldn't see a need for the casein protein powder at all.
  8. Board Moderator
    Never enough
    EasyEJL's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    31,851
    Rep Power
    778049
    Level
    95
    Lv. Percent
    26.47%
    Achievements Activity VeteranActivity RoyaltyActivity ProActivity AuthorityPosting Pro

    If you are really concerned about the carbs, but want to use milk, you can find Hood Calorie Countdown skim milk

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 cup (240mL)
    Amount per Serving
    Calories 45 Calories from Fat 0
    % Daily Values
    Total Fat 0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 1%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 160mg 7%
    Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
    Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugar 3g
    Protein 8g 16%

    Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 30% Iron 0%
    Vitamin D 25%

    CONTAINS: MILK
    This space for rent

    Phenadrol Log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...-hell-did.html - AMAZING fat loss results so far
  9. New Member
    jgraves31's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    32
    Rep Power
    159
    Level
    5
    Lv. Percent
    27.65%

    Been unable to find the skim version of this milk - only the 2% variety

    EasyEJL - what retailer do you find it at?
  10. New Member
    TheBig3's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  152 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    54
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    49.33%

    Before bed I always make protein sludge...just mix protein with natty by and some water. You get your protein and some good fats before bed. Not to mention low in carbs if you are worried
  11. Board Moderator
    Never enough
    EasyEJL's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    31,851
    Rep Power
    778049
    Level
    95
    Lv. Percent
    26.47%
    Achievements Activity VeteranActivity RoyaltyActivity ProActivity AuthorityPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jgraves31 View Post
    Been unable to find the skim version of this milk - only the 2% variety

    EasyEJL - what retailer do you find it at?
    I buy it at Sweetbay, but I don't think they are truly a national chain, more like a southern chain. But any grocery store that carries the 2% can get the skim, so just go to the customer service desk and ask them to special order in 2 half gallons a week for you
    This space for rent

    Phenadrol Log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...-hell-did.html - AMAZING fat loss results so far
  12. Senior Member
    lonewolf0420's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  223 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Age
    36
    Posts
    2,314
    Rep Power
    1680
    Level
    34
    Lv. Percent
    64.98%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Also see it at Wally World.
  13. New Member
    cbr1000rr's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    377
    Rep Power
    38313
    Level
    18
    Lv. Percent
    17.52%

    just go with a casein shake before bed.. i like the feeling of waking up and not being starving. milk or water; whatever works for you. i personally go with 2% milk
  14. Professional Member
    southpaw23's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,376
    Rep Power
    1387264
    Level
    57
    Lv. Percent
    13.21%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I use a casein blend (dymatize elite fusion 7) with a cup of hood milk 2%, and a scoop of fiberteq (VPX), so far no weight gain in the form of fat.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Protein Drink vs. Protein Shake Plus
    By pizzathehut in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 01:50 PM
  2. another protein shake
    By Shane0Mac in forum Recipes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2010, 08:35 AM
  3. Difference between protein shake and protein from meats
    By 1wickd6 in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-19-2009, 10:12 AM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-13-2009, 08:24 PM
  5. Yet another take on the Protein Shake
    By ChuckBooty in forum Recipes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-17-2007, 11:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in