The 4 Best Foods To Eat Before Bed

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You’ve probably heard that eating before bed is the last thing to do if fat loss is the goal. And, you’ve probably also heard that eating late at night will cause weight GAIN… which of course even worse.

Thats not necessarily true. Check this out…

Here’s some good news for ya, not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles.

Certain foods eaten late increase your fat loss results! No, wine and chocolate are not on the list. Sorry :o ) The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.

Here’s a good rule of thumb: Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting high-quality protein.

Carbohydrate consumption (aka chocolate and wine) causes a significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which puts the breaks on fat-burning. That’s a guaranteed recipe for fat gain as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.

Instead, slow-digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.

Here are some of my top pre-bedtime choices:

1. White Meat Protein (not red meat) – White meat animal protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and yield only a moderate insulin release. These sources also promote the release of the hormone, glucagon, which assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy… a win-win baby! Red meat has a significantly higher insulin response so it’s best to avoid in the evening.

2. Cottage Cheese – Cottage cheese is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain low or no fat cottage cheese, not the flavored varieties with added sugars.

3. Green Vegetables – While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fiber, and are very filling. Often times when I get a late night craving, I eat a big bowl of green veggies and it completely kills my late night (cookie) cravings…sweet relief!

4. A Slow-Digesting, Low-Carb Protein Shake – I use a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. It’s sort of a habit now and an awesome way to get in muscle preserving fat burning right before bed when it counts most.A ton of our campers do it too, no wonder theyre all so HOT ;o)…Besides, dessert before bed? Yes please! I normally blend the shake with a little almond butter for healthy fats and cinnamon (slows down insulin release) tastes awesome with the right protein powder.

But…Be Sure To Avoid Whey Protein Powder Before Bed…it causes more of an insulin release than white bread! Instead, you need a time-released blend that includes a blend of slow-digesting, high-quality proteins.

Heres what I use:  My #1 Choice For A Slow-Digesting Pre-bedtime Meal


Put these tips to use and begin and keep your fat loss going tonight before bed.

Tim Kaderli
About the Guest Author:
Tim Kaderli started Synergy Fitness Boot Camp Austin as an idea with a simple focus: Inspire, encourage, motivate and lead others to healthier, happier living. This is achieved through three core aspects: making fitness fun, education about education about weight loss, whole food nutrition and fat loss, and long term friendships based on encouragement, motivation and accountability. See more at: www.synergyfitnessbootcamp.com

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