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Created on: 02/23/13 02:13 PM Views: 951 Replies: 3
Carbohydrates for Dinner
Posted Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:13 PM

I have trouble sleeping if I have protein dinner and I seen Dr Bernard mentioning in his book 21 Day Kickstart that dinner low in protein is better for good sleep.

I would like to hear your suggestions for dinner that is high in carbohydrates but low in protein. I had Mac n' cheese the other day which was nice

http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/soy-free-mac-n-cheese/

I had it with chestnut mushrooms, sweetcorn and broccoli. Should I leave the veg out for dinner too?

RE: Carbohydrates for Dinner
Posted Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Pasta is comfort food for me, so yes, I think it would help me sleep. Not sure about other starches. Maybe is has more to do with just what makes you feel good, feel relaxed. Also, I think protein is harder to digest, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Vikki ~

RE: Carbohydrates for Dinner
Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I once heard that anything with calcium and magnesium content helps getting to sleep. I don't drink cow's milk or eat yogurt or cheese, so not sure if a cup of chamomile would work as well. Since my sleep pattern is not consistent, for myself, whenever I talk a "stroll" after dinner cleanup (about 7-8pm) the fresh air and light exercise seems to help. I should do it more often. Hope you find something that works well for you. Rolling Eyes

RE: Carbohydrates for Dinner
Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Sweet potatoes are only 6% protein and 92% carbohydrates. Brown rice is 8% protein and 87% carbohydrates. Try meals centered around those maybe.

(Information (c) The McDougall Program by John A. McDougall)

- Amanda
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