NIGHT OF THE LIV­ING DIET

Men's Health - Belly Off Guide - - FUEL YOUR FAT LOSS! - – MICHAEL ORMSBEE

Late night snack­ing isn’t al­ways a recipe for dis­as­ter. If le­git­i­mate hunger strikes af­ter 10, mak­ing the right choices could mean po­ten­tial ben­e­fits, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers

MORE MUS­CLE

In re­search pub­lished in Medicine & Sci­ence in Sports & Ex­er­cise, sci­en­tists in the Nether­lands dis­cov­ered that con­sum­ing ca­sein (the dom­i­nant pro­tein in milk) af­ter an evening work­out but 30 min­utes be­fore sleep in­creased pro­tein syn­the­sis in men.

FASTER ME­TAB­O­LISM

A study from Florida State Uni­ver­sity found that when fit men eat a mod­est (625-kilo­joule) night-time snack con­sist­ing of pro­tein or car­bo­hy­drates, they have a higher rest­ing meta­bolic rate in the morn­ing than when they con­sume noth­ing at all be­fore bed.

LESS HUNGER

Hav­ing a snack be­fore bed may leave you less hun­gry in the morn­ing and im­prove sati­ety be­tween meals the next day, ac­cord­ing to my lab’s re­search. The type of food didn’t mat­ter, but em­pha­siz­ing pro­tein is smart be­cause it helps you build mus­cle.

LOWER WEIGHT

Hav­ing Se­in­feld’s favourite food – break­fast ce­real – may be an ideal way to end the day. In a Wayne State Uni­ver­sity study, peo­ple who ate ce­real be­fore bed lost roughly 1kg in 4 weeks, while peo­ple who didn’t have the ce­real lost about 230g.

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