Eating before going to bed, Good or Bad? (Revealed)

You have probably also heard that you shouldn’t (eat before bed) eat anything after X(10) o’clock. Like everywhere else, this is one of those many misconceptions in the fitness world.

Should you eat before going to sleep?

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It is recommended not to eat anything before going to bed because the later it is in the evening, the slower your metabolism will be. Therefore you should avoid eating as the excess calories are stored as fat.

The idea behind it is good, but in reality, it looks very different. What you should pay attention to are foods that increase the insulin level >> carbohydrates.

Why?

As the insulin level rises, fat burning slows down massively, and a fat-storing environment is created in your body. It’s not that this is always bad. After training or after getting up, it is great for recharging your body with energy, but not in the evening when your metabolism is slowing down.

Insulin sensitivity drops drastically in the evening, which means that your body does not react as strongly to insulin during the day, which means that carbohydrates are stored as fat. (You should avoid such things in any case)

As you can see, consuming carbohydrates in the evening isn’t exactly beneficial, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t eat anything.

Just imagine what happens to your muscles without food. Suppose you have dinner at 7:00 p.m. and then don’t eat anything until you get up again at 7:00 a.m. you have left your muscles without food for a full 12 hours.

This is a great way to lose muscle, especially if you are on a diet and have a calorie deficit.

The more muscles you lose, the slower your metabolism becomes, leading to more difficult fat loss. Besides, muscles not only look good, but they also help you burn calories >> more muscles equals less fat.

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Conclusion

So to avoid hunger pangs at night and do something good for your muscles, I recommend a small meal consisting of slowly digestible proteins and fat. It should be taken 2 hours to 30 minutes before going to bed.

By slowly digesting proteins, I mean eggs, salmon, beef, and whatever, and with the fats, it can either be a little olive oil or a few nuts (cashews, almonds, etc.).

Enjoy your meal

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