"slow" protein for evening meal

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Heavy Duty dude, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    What would be a good source of slow protein before going to bed?

    That's because I would like to have a constant flow of amino acids throughout the night. Protein powders are probably to fast for that.
  2. mr_kyle

    mr_kyle New Member

    cottage cheese
  3. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    Do any of you take slow carbs also at bedtime?

    I was wondering it taking very slow carbs- like lentils- would help keep glycogen stores during the night.

    Here is a link on glycemic indexes:

    Does anybody know exactly what the GI means?
    If you compare a food with a GI of 10 and another with a GI of 50, does the first one break down and release its sugars 5 times slower than the other?
  4. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    GI is the glycemic response to a meal over the course of 2hours.
    A food with a GI of 10 is a glycemic reponse in comparison to that of glucose (which is 100) (or bread as well so look at what the comparison food is)

    So the GI = 10% of the glucose. This is per 50g of digestible carbohydrates.

    Its not so much slower, but just a different response.

    in terms of slow protien, eat meat :)
  5. spartacus

    spartacus New Member

    casein is a protein which is slow. just try clicking on the "products" button at the top of your screen. ;) it is "driver" if you don't want cottage cheese.
  6. Calkid

    Calkid New Member

    My personal favorite is to use a George Foreman grill to grill up some ground turkey or chicken right before bed. It's moderately tasty, pretty cheap, and darn easy for us lazy guys.
  7. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    Ok, I'll go for a small portion of lentils (GI~15) with chicken.

    Thanks guys.
  8. thedrivethruguy

    thedrivethruguy New Member

  9. [xeno]Julios

    [xeno]Julios New Member

    how long would that grill take to grill a pound of chicken breast?
  10. Cylus

    Cylus New Member

    Takes me about 15 minutes at the most to grill a pound of salmon after warming up the grill for a few mins. Most fillets and steaks I have from my fish take 10-15. Obviously depends on how rare you want it :)
  11. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    I may try that also Cylus. I like to put some variety in what I eat.

    Thanks for the advice.
  12. [xeno]Julios

    [xeno]Julios New Member

    hmm, shouldn't fiish take like 5-10 min to cook? (at least it does in the oven for me)

    takes me 15 min to steam a pound of chicken, 25 min to cook it in oven.

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