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    Going to sleep hungry?

    So i have always thought that you should not eat before you go to sleep? Is this true or is it okay to eat somthing light before you go to sleep?

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    Depends what your goals are. If you want to cut then you probably should stay away from food before bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geared Jesus View Post
    Cals in vs cals out. If you were in a cal deficit all day, and finally made your maintenance cals right before bed, do you really think you would gain weight?
    Agreed,I don't know why this is confusing.To gain weight you eat more cals than maintenance;to lose weight you eat less.What time of day you choose to take in your calories is up to you.I know personally I don't sleep well hungry so I like to eat something at night no matter if I'm cutting or gaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnutz View Post
    Depends what your goals are. If you want to cut then you probably should stay away from food before bed.
    I disagree with this. As mentioned a few posts above, the balance of calories in vs out will determine if weight is lost or gained. When you eat has no direct affect.

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    I've actually started having a Casein protein shake before bed and it really helps

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Well i think the reason im hungry at night is my day doesn't start at normal time im in college and my first class ins't til 1:00pm so i normally don't wake up til 12:00 and i lift and do cardio around 2-2:30 so my eating schedule is just messed up i guess. But i am cutting so you say to stay away from eating at night? Because by that time i do meet the cal im aiming for.

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    I eat at night when I'm cutting. Makes no difference; just run a deficit and you'll drop.
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    When I diet to become lean, I always eat my largest most calorie dense meal before bed and I've done fine with my goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnutz View Post
    Depends what your goals are. If you want to cut then you probably should stay away from food before bed.
    Again, Wrong.

    Calories in Vs. Calories out.

    But I'm 99% sure you or those who abide by this don't count calories.
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    I find it hard to fall asleep if I've been fasting for too long before bed.
    As long as you don't consume a large meal there shouldn't be any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    I find it hard to fall asleep if I've been fasting for too long before bed.
    As long as you don't consume a large meal there shouldn't be any problem.
    Why would the meal size matter, other than indigestion/reflux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaba View Post
    Why would the meal size matter, other than indigestion/reflux?
    The digestive process functions better when we are sitting or standing as opposed to lying down. You want to have larger meals before physically demanding activities to fuel them. Sleep isn't physically demanding.

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    I found that when you eat has nothing to do with losing weight. Gerard is right on the money, it is the total Calories you eat in 24 hours. Only thing about eating before going to sleep is the risk of heartburn or indigestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    The digestive process functions better when we are sitting or standing as opposed to lying down. You want to have larger meals before physically demanding activities to fuel them. Sleep isn't physically demanding.
    Really? What about the blood shunt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHess21 View Post
    So i have always thought that you should not eat before you go to sleep? Is this true or is it okay to eat somthing light before you go to sleep?
    Depends on your goals and metabolism. What are your goals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel. View Post
    Depends on your goals and metabolism. What are your goals?
    at the moment i am cutting. and my metabolism is decent i would say but its nothing spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    The digestive process functions better when we are sitting or standing as opposed to lying down.
    Lying down after eating is only an issue with those with LES issues or those who have GERD. Not a problem at all in healthy individuals.

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    Yeah, plus every time I go to bed hungry I am more likely to have a larger breakfast. Something small and healthy won't hurt at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler3295 View Post
    Something small and healthy won't hurt at night.
    Not quite --- large meals are acceptable as well. It's a matter of total daily intake.

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    Try not to eat up to atleast an hour before bed as its not good for the stomach.

    But personal preference is always a key and what you have tried in the past!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obb4d View Post
    Try not to eat up to atleast an hour before bed as its not good for the stomach.

    But personal preference is always a key and what you have tried in the past!
    Why is this not good for the stomach?
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