Like "Just before you go to bed would be fine, stir in a teaspoon of protein or whey powder if you like, i used to add a tablespoon of Old Fashioned Oats to my protein drinks, whatever you decide don't stop working out just feed your body so that it doesn't begin (or continue) feeding off of itself! These may interest you: Avoiding a Catabolic State Some simple measures can be taken to avoid a catabolic state. A protein drink can be beneficial after a round of rigorous training. Intake of carbohydrates and proteins about one or two hours before and after a workout will work wonders for your body, and keep you from feeling lethargic. Nowadays, there are a number of protein drinks that have been proven to be effective in helping people avoid a catabolic state. These drinks contain essential as well as non-essential amino acids, such as Gamma Amino Butyric Acid, or GABA, which is responsible for secreting growth hormones that repair muscles in the body. Vitamin C is vital for strengthening your immune system, and it contributes significantly to the maintenance of an anabolic state. Therefore, consuming foods or beverages that contain vitamin C (such as orange juice) before training can help stave off a catabolic state. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/body-building/what-is-a-catabolic-state.html http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/catabolic_crushers.htm ~Mays~"