When trying to build muscle you must keep your body in an anabolic state. To put your body into an anabolic state before bedtime be sure not to be a pig before bedtime. You should never eat a large meal within two hours of going to sleep.
Moreover, bed time nutrition is extremely important for muscle growth because while you sleep that is when your body recovers from your weight lifting routine you did earlier in the day.
The reason why you should not eat large meals before heading to bed is because insulin spikes have a negative effect on human growth hormone (HGH) production.
Research has shown that the body releases the greatest amount of human growth hormone (HGH) during the first two hours of sleep.
If you have high levels of insulin in your body which is as a result of eating high glycemic (bad carbs) food hinders this higher output of growth hormone, which is a sure way to hinder your muscle building results. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) cannot coexist.
When you sleep this is when your body recovers and grows!!! So be sure to eat your nighttime meal about two hours before heading to bed and that the meal consists of a lean protein and low glycemic carbs!!
Human growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. Without the pituitary gland it wouldn’t matter how many sets or reps of exercises you perform to build muscle. Without it, building your physique would become an exercise in futility.
Why? It’s HGH human growth hormone that dictates how your body will adapt itself from all your weight lifting you do in the gym!! So be sure to not to be a pig before bedtime.
Consume a lean source of protein such as chicken, fish, steak and a low glycemic carb such as green beans, salads, collard greens, spinach, cauliflower or turnip greens. Be sure to avoid fast digesting foods such as white potatoes, white rice, white bread and or all products high in simple sugars or enriched white flour.