Farting HEAPS / Eating b4 bed
06-22-2007 08:20 AM
Farting HEAPS / Eating b4 bed
2 questions: How long before bed should i have my last meal as a minimum ie to be safe so i dont gain too much fat? i am bulking and sometimes to get my daily intake ill eat like a few eggs say at 10pm, so ill stay up till like 1am give my body 3 hours awake to disgest it while the metabolism is running faster
i try to aim for like aprox 1.5grams of protein per lb of bodyweight coz im bulking atm and my diets changed, on days i workout i have 3 protein shakes (1 brekkie and 2 after working out), im eating more meat, eggs, fish etc and its causing me to fart like crazy and making my poo feel like fire on some occasions, im guessing it could be due to a smaller ratio of fibre? i had some extra fibre last night its helped but im wondering - to all u other guys out there bulking who eat a lot, do u get the gas problem and how much do u eat a day?
my parents recon im crazy coz ill eat something like 400grams of beef OR salmon, ill have 4 full egss 4 whites, my 3 shakes(on days i workout), 1 shake on other days, and just generally am eating more food all together, trying to get 1.2-1.4 or so grams per lb of bodyweight...am i overloading or is this about right?
06-22-2007 10:37 AM
Before bed you want a slower realesing protein so that your body has something to take in through the majority of the night. Good options for this would be either a caesin protein shake or some cottage cheese (and a healthy fat choice like natural peanut butter or flax oil.) Eating before bed is to prepare you for the 7-10 or however long you sleep fast so its very important.
Yes with high protein diets you are going to want to up your fiber intake (oats, and veggies~ dont forget those vegetables!)
1.5 grams of protein per pound is fine, just access your gains and critique the diet if it needs to be but high protein is your friend.
06-22-2007 12:04 PM
I'd say go ahead an eat just before you start getting ready to sleep. As long as it's a sensible meal, you don't have to worry about getting fat from how close it is to your sleeping time.
For my last meal, I usually do green beans + cottage cheese + tuna/chicken. Maybe a little peanut butter sometimes. I also am waking up more frequently in the night recently, so when that happens I usually just get up and have a scoop of cottage cheese, peanut butter, or whey, then go back to sleep.
06-25-2007 02:43 AM
you should eat RIGHT BEFORE you go to bed, so your body stays anabolic when it sleeps...eat a slow digesting protein and maybe some fat...
a lot of bodybuilders and people like that actually wake up in the middle of the night and eat a full meal and then go right back to sleep...I try and wake up and have a protein shake (half whey, half casein or egg white) and sometimes I spoon full of natural PB
06-25-2007 03:50 AM
yeah i see where ur coming from i think though i couldnt be stuffed waking up at night but maybe taking a no fat protein shake such as this caesine which is slow releasing protein with some cottage cheese would be good... but im really paranoid it will go to my gut which i dont want getting any bigger really
i dont think ide be buying caesine atm im low on money with wheys atm and im looking into creatine but... how much cottage cheese should i eat before bed roughly which should do me good while im asleep (in weight)?
06-25-2007 11:54 AM
not sure about the cottage cheese, I don't like it so I never eat it, lol...
Originally Posted by soseg
however if your doing high intensity workouts and low intensity cardio a couple times a week you shouldn't be putting on much, if any, fat...
06-25-2007 12:38 PM
If you are just eating cottage cheese you might want to go for a whole cup. I don't recommend the low fat kind, though, the taste just isn't there for me. Get the 2%, it will be fine.
Right now for my last meal, it's 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup green beans, and a can of tuna. But I also don't sleep well lately and wake at least 3 times during the night. When that happens I go and get a scoop of peanut butter, cottage cheese, or whey powder.
Don't worry so much about night time feeding turning to fat. It's my experience that you don't get fat from the timing of meals, but rather the portions and overall amount food you eat through the day. If your body can't handle the amount you eat in a sitting, you'll be putting some in fat. Otherwise, if you're training well, your body is going to be using the food for your benefit.
06-25-2007 02:52 PM
I don't have a solution for you but I know one thing
Do NOT have a serving of Wendy's Chilli then go straight to sleep.....phewwwwwwww eeeee stinky stinky all the next day
06-25-2007 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by neoborn
Also, too much fiber has caused problems for me before.
Too little might have also been causing a problem for you before because you're food would have been going too slow through your digestive system.
Other than this you might try taking a probiotic or digestive enzyme supplements. I've used MRM Digest-All and never had gas issues with any of my meals except when they were heavy in fiber.
06-25-2007 07:30 PM
Yes digestive enzymes will help Gut health etc ( cheaper brands from health food stores )
06-25-2007 09:01 PM
Probably not advisable to wake up in the middle of the night solely for protein. More worthwhile for your body to just sleep through the night.
Now - if you are an NPC competitor - maybe.
06-25-2007 09:21 PM
I agree. I would rather sleep, but it's just not working out that way for me these days. So I make the sleep interruptions enjoyable by getting something to eat.
Originally Posted by jmh80
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