Hi all !
or one of my Cottage Cheese “Powerbowls”
*Cottage cheese topped with
my healthy chocolate sauce,
cinnamon, & walnuts!
try some Greek yogurt mixed with Chia seeds,
cinnamon, stevia, & pumpkin!
Or you can make some
Avocado Power Pudding!
1 scoop of vanilla sunwarrior protein powder
1/4 cup of almond/coconut milk
(or more depending on how thick you want it)
& some stevia!
*blended in my magic bullet & topped with CHIA SEEDS!
If you think about it this way…when you sleep, you’re body is essentially “Fasting”
for anywhere from 6-10 hours before you eat your next meal.
Now I don’t expect you to get up every 2 hours while you’re sleeping to keep up your metabolism,
but what I am saying is that it is important to eat something
that is slow digesting before bed that will also help with your muscle repair while you sleep!
Then you wake up with energy
Why? Protein stimulates muscle growth, but only for two to three hours after exercise.
If you’re an after-work gymgoer, you may not have an extra meal to stimulate muscle production while you’re sleeping.
This is why slipping in a protein snack before bed could give your body
the opportunity to break it down into amino acids, which stimulate muscle growth,
says van Loon. (Don’t know everything about protein? Here’s your perfect guide.)
Eating Late Myth
If you’re worried that eating late will make you pile on the pounds — don’t be.
Research has shown that if your pre-bed meal doesn’t tip you over your recommended calorie intake,
then eating late is no more likely to cause fat gain than would eating any other time of the day.
During the night, your body still is metabolically active, burns calories, and actually needs a certain amount of fuel
to help you recover from your training sessions.
Try to leave around an hour between eating and going to sleep though,
as any less than this may cause digestive discomfort.
surprisingly my sensitive stomach can handle me eating my last meal,
brushing my teeth, & then falling asleep!
Again, it’s whatever works for YOUR OWN BODY!
enjoy your day!!