Over the next few days I will be providing you a few quick, hopefully helpful tips for improving your diet, boosting your metabolism and losing fat.
First off, for all of you out there who are intentionally not eating 3-4 hours before bed time in an attempt to prevent weight gain stop this immediately. You are already going to be depriving your body of nutrients the entire time you sleep, if you add 4 hours to that you could be going as much as 12hrs without nutrients that your body needs. Even when I am cutting the last thing I do before I brush my teeth and go to bed is eat. The trick it to have a protein/fat meal, you are going to want a slow digesting protein and a healthy fat, (I use a casein protein, and natural peanut butter), the fat will slow the digestion of the protein even further to fuel your body while you sleep. This will help prevent your body from burning muscle for fuel and it will also help prevent your body from going into starvation mode and slowing down your metabolism. There are many meal options to choose form that will provide slow digesting protein and healthy fat, so be creative, try different things, and for crying out loud EAT BEFORE BED!!!