I know the liver can store up to 100g of glycogen. It is adviced to take in some carbs in the AM to fill up the liver e.t.c
Is the liver completely empty in the AM?[/quote]
Is eating honey and fruit in the AM the best way to fill the liver back with glycogen(since honey is made up of fructose and fruit has some in there as well.)?[/quote]
Any digestable carbohydrate source will do.
I want to add honey into my diet and figured the best time to take it would be in the morning since fructose isn’t the best carb choice post-workout.[/quote]
Unless you are eating it by the tablespoonful like it’s going out of style, enjoy it whenever you like. This goes for all fruit - unless you are looking to cut down to 5% bodyfat, flooding your liver’s metabolic pathways with fructose from FRUIT shouldn’t be a concern. It would take a shitload (pardon the scientific jargon) of fruit to make this something worth worrying about.
Watch your HFCS, though (in large amounts - like sodas).
Besides, honey isn’t completely fructose anyhow. It’s a fairly diverse blend of sugars (mostly fructose and glucose).
It really comes down to your reason(s) for adding honey into your diet. As a sweetener, you shouldn’t need to worry about it unless you are ripping yourself up (as it is mostly fructose, you get a lot of bang for your buck compared to other natural sugars so you use less). If, however, you simply want to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon…you might want to pay a little more attention to the specifics.
Oh, and contrary to what some people here say, your body DOES utilize glycogen while you are sleeping (as it does when you are awake and fasting).