Like many of us of a certain age (40s), I’d like to build more muscle in my upper torso while losing the fat around my middle.
I think I’m doing the former, but not enough of the later. Because me my schedule, I often do my workouts after work and before dinner. On many evenings, I’ll finish my workout. Drink a post-workout drink of whey isolate powder and grape juice for a 2-1 carb/protein ratio, and then start preparing dinner, eating as soon as 15-30 minutes after completing the workout.
My concern is that consuming 40-50 grams of high glycemic carbs from the grape juice, followed by what ever is in my dinner 15-30 minutes later is too much in a short amoumt of time. Excess carbs may end up as fat, or at best inhibit the reduction of fat I’d like reduced.
My thought would be that if I’m planning to have dinner within an hour of the end of a work out, I should mix my whey powder with water instead. That way I’m getting the extra protein, while saving the carbs for the meal I’ll soon be eating instead (maybe I’ll select a supermarket salad dressing that contains surgars for the insulin bost that Dr. B calls for).
If I’m working out after dinner, or if my next planned meal will be more than an hour after ending the workout, I’ll mix the whey with grape juice as usual.
Does this sound like a good idea?