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PW Drink and After Workout Meals

All:

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?

[quote]dancar wrote:
All:

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?[/quote]

Are you able to have a drink first, then dinner 45 min-1 hour later?

I would find a better carb source than grape juice if I were you too. If you’re using pure grape juice, I highly doubt that is enough to cause a the violent insulin spike that is needed post workout.

Try some milk and whey, or some Surge and whey, etc. Some yogurt and bananas with whey is fine too.

I usually have my post-workout drink after working out, followed by a big dinner an hour after my post-workout drink.

IN short no its ot bad to eat 15-30 mins later

Grape juice not the best choice or really even a good one though its VERY high in fructose which has to be converted in the liver and refill the liver before it cn ever reach muscle tissue or any other body part function

Phill

OK, since reading this I’ve read up more on the effects of fructose vrs other types of sugar. Apparently, fructose is processed in the liver before it can be used, so it doesn’t create the insulin rush Dr. Barardi says you want while ingesting protein post-workout. Plus, some of the fructose is converted triclycerides, who get deposited as fat, which is the opposite of what I want to do.

Not that fruit is bad. You’d have to eat 10 apples at a sitting to get too much fructose. But grape juice is very high in fructose. I get 40 grams of carbs in 8 ounces, which is why was basing my post-workout drink on it.

So what’s a good low cost alternative? Yes, I’ve used Surge before and it’s a good product, but I want to keep the cost per serving less than $1. Will adding 50 grams of sugar with 25 grams of whey protein & water do?

for my PWO drink i do 26g of whey which is a lil more then a scoop so i use 12oz of water and i have a gatorade on the side for a quick hit (High GI carb) it has surcose and dextrose (sugary) but i will take reccomendations to have with a PWO shake of whey and what else…

i hear about Surge all the time but its quite expensive + i have a lot of whey im looking to use… so any alternative to pair with whey post workout… fruits arent a good thing because they are a slow digesting low GI carb… we need something hit