Protein Snacks Before Bed Produce Weight Loss
Study subjects burned more calories while sleeping
The standard weight management advice is to resist eating before bed because it leads to weight gain. Here’s an exception: Snack on a little protein from a whole food source.
A clinical trial conducted by Florida State University found that eating 30 grams of protein, 30 minutes before bed led to a healthier metabolism, enhanced muscle growth, and did NOT result in weight gain!
And a similar study backs that up. It showed an 18% increase in muscle strength among study subjects who ate straight-up protein before bed. These results came from whole-food protein…… Like eating a chicken breast, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese.
So why does protein before bed fire up the metabolism? Because it helps muscles grow and become stronger – and stronger muscles equal a faster and healthier metabolism. So study subjects burned more calories while sleeping – AND the next morning.