What should I eat after a late night workout?
I'm not sure what to eat that will build muscle and help burn fat.
Fast digesting carbohydrates and protein isolates are vital after a workout. Slow digesting proteins would be ideal just before bedtime.
Cottage cheese is a great example of late night snack because it contains slow digesting proteins called casein. Products with casein are perfect right before your fast during sleep. A whey protein shake may be a great pairing with your cottage cheese as a late night post-workout snack.
Avoid eating simple carbohydrates such as grapes, fruit juices or sugary foods. Remember, it's all about what will help your muscles recover and grow during sleep.