Question: Should I drink a carb/protein shake after a cardio workout?
One side of brain (1): No. You just worked to start making your body tap into its fat reserves. Giving it more fuel now would defeat the purpose.
Other side of brain(2): Yes. You just fatigued your muscles, using their glycogen. If you drink the shake now you’ll get the same benefit of protein synthesis as if you were lifting.
You may not lose as much weight right away, but the increase in muscle will eventually catch up, plus your metabolism wont start to slow down from your body being forced to use its reserves (this is just a thought I had, I’m not trying to state it as a fact. feel free to call me a stupid troll if I’m totally wrong about that).
So yeah, I’ve got some stuff in my head for either side of the argument. What do you guys think?