Eat to refuel yourself from your workout.Originally Posted by WantToBeBig
Your body doesn't care if you are going to bed in a few hours, it will just want to repair itself and start the glycogen replenishment and protein synthesis.
You should have more carbs in your PWO shake though - so the meal doesn't have to be 'the biggest meal of the day'... it should just be enough to continue your replenishment... Of course, this depends partially on your goals and what you are willing to 'compromise'...
And, unless you go to bed at about 9.30pm then you might even want to throw something in before bed too.
So something like:
PWO shake - carbs + protein
~ 1 hr later - good meal of carbs, protein and fats + vegetables