Vroom, adding carbs to protein meals is generally a good idea because it will reduce the amount of protein that is wasted/burned off by our bodies (Good call!). This is why fruit is a good choice.
As far as preferential liver glycogen restoration, this generally isn’t too much of a concern. If we have enough carbs after a workout, our liver will be full -Don’t forget that our liver gets first crack at ingested carbs!
If the amino acids aren’t burned off, they are far more likely to be stored as muscle.
Would it makes sense to have a small amount of fruit shortly before a protein meal for the purpose of helping to minimize gluconeogenesis – by preferentially restoring liver glycogen stores?
Related to this, if there is such an effect, what would happen to the following amino acids, will they just circulate in the bloodstream a bit longer?[/quote]