I am starting an exercise regimen in combination of counting calories to get back to my ideal weight. I am focusing more on cardiovascular exercises to shed the weight. It basically consists of taking in 1500 net calories, in which I run/exercise off the additional calories I consume in a day.
I have heard that eating cottage cheese and almonds (or other nuts) within 1 hour of going to bed gives you the right amount of protein/monounsaturated fats so your body does not go into 'fasting mode' while you sleep. However I'm wondering if this would be beneficial to someone who is doing mostly cardio without much weight training.
Are these 400 some calories before bedtime going to work against me? Are there benefits of eating this before bedtime, other than making sure you don't consume the muscle protein while you sleep?