- 04-21-2012, 05:15 AM
I just started reading these forums so please correct me if I am wrong. I am seeing many people discount the benefits of casein protein before bed. I currently work with nutritionists and professional bodybuilders and every single bodybuilder takes some kind of slow digesting protein before bed. I read an article on here that said your body will be digesting the casein and using energy which will impact your gains. This almost made me laugh. Your body needs fuel 24/7 to work, even in sleep. If you do not have fuel, it uses other means to fuel itself, AKA your muscle/fat. Casein provides that fuel for your muscles to continue to build all throughout the night. Not eating before bed is just the same as not eating during the day. Without that protein you are in a sense reducing your gains. I am in no way saying that casein is the ONLY thing you should eat before bed, but slower digesting things are preferred unless you want to wake up in the middle of the night and eat. Please feel free to comment on your experiences with casein.
- 04-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Yeah I've been taking casein or eating cottage cheese before bed for about 5 months now... Definitely noticed my muscles are a lot fuller since then and I also seem leaner. I'm actually a bit lost without it...
Im like a child addicted to warm milk before bed now! :-P
- 04-21-2012, 06:48 AM
So I take it that youre not a fan of lean gains/ intermittent fasting? That thinking is based on the notion that significant muscle breakdown doesnt occur for up to 24-48 hours of fasting.
04-21-2012, 02:29 PM
So the way I'm understanding that is that I can only eat every other day and still gain muscle because it won't break down for 24 hours? If so, sounds a bit silly to me
04-21-2012, 02:50 PM
04-22-2012, 01:19 AM
Caesin is not needed.. Hit your macros for the day is all that you should be worried about. Get it from any protein at night & it dosen't have to be caesin.
04-22-2012, 01:46 AM
drinkin casein before bed just makes me piss all night-hense lose sleep which is probably more detrimental, real food is better in my experience
04-22-2012, 05:11 AM
You could also try half a scoop of casein in 250g of cottage cheese before bed so you get the benefit of whole foods. Thats one of my favorite pre bed meals.
I'll drink just casein if i am cutting though.
04-22-2012, 11:40 AM
This is extreme reductionism/simplification of a very complex system. There are a multitude of hormones that regulate "fuel" in the blood stream. Further, the free amino acid pool does not dissapear, nor does it start breaking down "expensive" muscle proteins for specific amino acids when it does run low.
04-22-2012, 09:03 PM
04-23-2012, 08:46 PM
i cannot believe that people are so obtuse and delusional to believe that you have to constantly be eating to gain muscle.
it's absurd and isn't backed by any shred of evidence. our bodies don't need a constant stream of nutrients. if that was the case, we wouldn't have an intestines, and we wouldn't store nutrients. OUR BODIES AREN'T A FUEL TANK. we don't simply put a certain amount in, and so many hours or miles go by and it's gone.
i GAIN MUSCLE AND STRENGTH not eating for 20 hours and lifting on a completely empty stomach.
it is fact. it is repeatable as well.
i cannot believe i dignified this thoughtless, half-baked thread with a response.
For me, the action IS the juice.
04-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Yeah, thats why i brought up the lean gains protocol... I mean, to each their own, but before you start agonizing about how much of which protein to take before bed, you should know theres a growing group of bodybuilders that are getting more and more ripped and are fasting up to 24 hours at a time. These are the people that would see breaking a fast before bed, as opposed to starting it, as detrimental to tgat day's "burn". There is dcience behind it as well, insulin sensitivity being a big one.
04-24-2012, 08:29 AM
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04-26-2012, 10:34 AM
04-30-2012, 04:26 PM
i take casein before bed and whey in the middle of the night.
04-30-2012, 04:35 PM
05-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Haha.. All you need is celltech ;-)Originally Posted by hvactech
05-03-2012, 02:27 AM
Before one month i was looked too fat but when i started take Protein shakes in my diet and also take it after workout, then Gradually My fat has been decrease..Now present I looking slim body...
05-12-2012, 08:31 PM
05-12-2012, 09:45 PM
05-16-2012, 11:43 AM
05-16-2012, 12:06 PM
If youre really worried about casein just eat some cottage cheese before bed.
05-18-2012, 08:19 PM
I've got a tub of casein and I will probably not be buying another. I prefer to get my protein from food and since I've been dealing in this way I have personally put on more weight than I was ever able to do with all of the supps that they were pushing on me in high school. If I need more casein I'll just drink a bunch of milk before bed!
06-07-2012, 09:05 AM
06-09-2012, 04:45 PM
Why not just eat what you feel like if it fits in for last meal,saying if you like turkey and cottage cheese eat that or i friggin hunk of cheese and some broccoli,i know what i like and that works for "me"tried about everything but as for "me"seems 2oz low fat chedder/2oz turkey some califlower and almonds or walnuts does the trick.
I change from night to night so i dont get bored,cottage/casien shake/whole eggs,cheese,ect..eat want you want and live.you know(or will find)what works best for "you"and that you like.
06-10-2012, 04:47 AM
06-11-2012, 02:41 AM
The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES
06-11-2012, 02:33 PM
06-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Casein is awesome for making protein brownies. There's a funny tutorial on how it's done, by Scivation, on youtube
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06-11-2012, 03:56 PM
it has it place, but think about lean gains and IF protocols. That's way more time than just sleep ie 16+ without a meal and no ill effects there so....... If you need it for macro's go for it, otherwise it's effect are negligible IMO. Now if you're pro than i guess that's a different story.
06-11-2012, 06:43 PM
From what I've read Casein promotes the growth of cancer. Personally I don't consume it in supplement form for this reason. I will enjoy some raw cheese once in a while though.
06-11-2012, 06:48 PM
So does being in the sun. Do you avoid the outdoors to?Originally Posted by skunkman
06-11-2012, 06:54 PM
I love the outdoors but I'm not going to go strip naked and bake myself in the sun for hours everyday.Originally Posted by Jim2542
06-11-2012, 07:02 PM
I also have to brig up cell phones. I'm not bashing our decision because i don't use casein either I just don't understand the reasoning. Do you ever talk on a cell phone?Originally Posted by skunkman
I've honestly come to the conclusion that everything causes cancer and there is no escaping it. But I almost feel like (prepare for the broscience) if it promotes the growth of cancer then it would make sense that ( and no I'm not implying that the human body makes sense) it promotes the growth of other cells also. So I can't imagine it promoting cancer growth more than anything else that I ingest. Inb4studies
06-11-2012, 07:06 PM
06-11-2012, 07:15 PM
06-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Obviously the study was done on rats that were also administered aflatoxins, but for me its enough reason to not go out of my way to make it a huge part of my diet considering the amount of environmental toxins the typical American is exposed to.
06-11-2012, 07:32 PM
In rats (as are most studies) so not necessarily relevant to humans. Based on high protein not necessarily the casein. Therefore it is concluded that protein promotes cancer growth. Do you avoid all proteins then?Originally Posted by skunkman
06-11-2012, 07:45 PM
To answer your question no I do not avoid all protein, but I do try and keep it at .8-.9 grams per pound.
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