You’ve got questions and Team Beachbody always seems to have the answer. The question, “What to do when you are starving before bed” and Steve Edwards has a great answer:
“Here at Beachbody, we’re always drilling the “no eating for 3 hours before bedtime” rule into your head and, sure enough, it’s important not to go to bed with undigested food in your stomach, especially carbohydrates and fat. So what about those nights when you’re so hungry that if you don’t eat, you know it will affect your sleep?
The answer is a protein shake. Usually, truly feeling hungry is a sign indicating a lot of muscle breakdown. When you have muscle breakdown you need protein, especially at night, which is when your muscles do most of their recovering. So if you are famished, a small protein shake with no added ingredients, like fruit or milk, will not only allow you to sleep but speed up your recovery process as well.”
2 thoughts on “What to Do When You’re Starving Before Bed”
Sometimes it’s hard to drink the protein shake with milk or fruit juice, how are we suppose to drink this made from water?
Shanna, although the article says to not add milk or fruit, that is in cases where caloric consumption is an issue. You can certainly mix it with almond milk, rice milk or 1% if you find that mixing it with water is not palatable