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    prodigymytch is offline Warming Up
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    My new bedtime drink, is it okay?

    I recently started drinking a new shake I decided to concoct after watching someone eat a Reeses. I take some Nesquik, milk, and peanut butter and throw it in a blender. I'm trying to gain weight and bulk. Is this nutritious? I've heard both good and bad concerning peanut butter.

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    Proteinboy is offline training 2 b a genius@hardwork
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    if you are not carb sensative at night, the milk is fine.
    natural peanut butter is great at night
    the nesquick is probably just sugar(empty calories).
    try some casein powder if you want a shake at night.

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    prodigymytch is offline Warming Up
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    What is "Carb sensetive"?

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    Proteinboy is offline training 2 b a genius@hardwork
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    some certain people can eat carbs throughout the day and at night and they do not add significant or extra amounts of fat.

    but because carbohydrates are the greatest sourse of energy for our body, if a surplus of carbs are eaten at night(right before bed in this case), the body will convert the carbs to glucose for energy(as always). but if the glucose is not used(carbs before bed)in some kind of activity, then there is an increased chance that the glucose can be stored in your body as lipids(fats) for future energy use.
    certain people are carb sensative and their body will add on fat when carbs are given at night.

    but nevertheless, the law of energy balance still stands. if you eat at maintenance, or below maintenance calories, there is no way for your body to add fat even if you eat carbs before bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proteinboy View Post
    if you are not carb sensative at night, the milk is fine.
    natural peanut butter is great at night
    the nesquick is probably just sugar(empty calories).
    try some casein powder if you want a shake at night.
    Agree with PB, and you can toss the nesquick and replace it with some unsweetened natural cocoa(like Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder), which contains healthy anti-oxidants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proteinboy View Post
    some certain people can eat carbs throughout the day and at night and they do not add significant or extra amounts of fat.

    but because carbohydrates are the greatest sourse of energy for our body, if a surplus of carbs are eaten at night(right before bed in this case), the body will convert the carbs to glucose for energy(as always). but if the glucose is not used(carbs before bed)in some kind of activity, then there is an increased chance that the glucose can be stored in your body as lipids(fats) for future energy use.
    certain people are carb sensative and their body will add on fat when carbs are given at night.

    but nevertheless, the law of energy balance still stands. if you eat at maintenance, or below maintenance calories, there is no way for your body to add fat even if you eat carbs before bed.

    ProteinBoy, is on a roll! It is in fact about the laws of energy balance. And, yes, its true some are carb sensitive and others are not. Im one of those that can eat before bed, and be fine (doesnt matter what it is), as long as the caloric equation is correct. Great post.

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    Natural Peanut Butter contains mono and unsat fats. These are good fats to consume. The problem with Peanut Butter is that it is calorie dense. Meaning it takes a small amount for alot of calories. Ever take two table spoons as see how small this really is? Natural Peanut Butter can be used as part of your good fat intake without question.

    This too can be mixed with other things for example: I like NPB with Old Fashioned oatmeal (we have fiber, complex carbs, and good fats with this combo). In addition, I will make the "Chillens" with NPB when making Oatmeal cookies sometimes (these are without refined sugar, refined white flour, and replaced with Splenda and whole wheat flour), and we get nearly the same combo, but in a healthy cookie setting.

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    I agree with chillen on this one.

    I myself prefer something a little stronger before I go to bed. Namely scotch or gin. Its a bad habit but my father started me on a little bit to get me to sleep after I suffered chronic nightmares from ages 8 - 10. Its just what I do hehe.

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    Getting "bombed" before bed causes the head to become like french fried bread.
    Instead can we try Rye bread and a healthy cheese spread?
    Last edited by Chillen; Jul. 28/07 at 11:58 PM.

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    NBS 4life is offline Request Title Change from Admin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chillen View Post
    Getting "bombed" before bed causes the head to become like french fried bread.
    Instead can we try Rye bread and a healthy cheese spread?
    No! no i say no. Going to bed without scotch would not be top notch and would only end in a tale of woe.

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    i make a similar shake but i use vanilla whey instead of peanut butter

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    I like PPB, or Protein Peanut Butter. I take the 2 tbsp. of natural peanut butter, which as Chillen pointed out, is not much, and I add about 20 grams of a tasty chocolate whey to it. Then all it takes is about 1 ounce of milk, and a little hand blender, and you have a smoother peanut butter with a chocolate taste, that is just packed with protein. I'm talking 25-30 grams in just a little dish of it. Mmm

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