Burn More Fat ... Night – Time Whey Or Casein Protein Seen To Increase Resting Energy Expenditure

An article published this month in the British Journal of Nutrition found that the metabolic measurements taken the morning after the consumption of night-time whey and casein protein, saw an increase in resting energy expenditure (calories burnt whilst at rest)…this even included Carbohydrate! The whey, casein and carbs were seen to elicit favourable effects on the next-morning metabolism compared to active young men who received a placebo (a beverage designed to convince them that they’d received the protein etc, when actually they hadn’t).

Moderation is the key, particularly for Carbs. The safest bet is to opt for a casein protein shake or 250g of cottage cheese, this will reduce the insulinogenic effect thus reducing the likelihood of unwanted fat storage.


Madzima, T, A., Panton, L, B., Fretti, S, K. et al. (2013). Night-time consumption of protein or carbohydrate results in increased morning resting energy expenditure in active college-aged men. British Journal of Nutrition. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S000711451300192X Published online by Cambridge University Press 17 June 2013.


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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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