View Full Version : Post Workout / Before Bed Meal

03-19-2008, 12:59 PM
My current work schedule only leaves me time to workout late at night (9:00 - 11:00PM). My routine is one muscle per day and 30-45 minutes of cardio. I am 5' 7 around 165 lbs with approx. 12% body fat. My main focus is gaining lean muscle mass (5-8 lbs) and lowering my body fat percentage to around 8-10%.

So my question is what should I eat after my workout if I plan on going to bed one hour later. I understand your not suppose to eat a lot of carbs or calories before bed, but also that you should should eat a lot of carbs after your workout. In my case, those are conflicting scenarios.

Currently, I have one of the following low carb protein shakes before bed:

1)Isopure 1.5 scoops -160 cal., 2 carbs, 38 protein, 1 fat)
2)Muscle Milk Shake (11oz) - 230 cal, 11 carbs, 22 protein, 11 fat)

Any advice on the ideal meal or supplement would be great.

03-19-2008, 01:05 PM
IMO carbs pwo are much more important than avoiding before sleep. get in some good carbs and protein in a pwo shake, then right before bed eating a little something else with protein, some fat, and i would still include some carbs. depending on your goals you can eliminate them from the pre bed meal