[quote]andy bumphren wrote:
Post workout you’re suppose to eat high GI carbs and a quickly digestable (whey) protein in about a 2:1 ratio, correct?[/quote]
Pretty much correct. Although we’re seeing some tidbits now about having whey hydrosylate/dextrose+maltodextrin immediately BEFORE workout so that amino and carb delivery is in sync with demand from workout, but that is an ideal. Before+during and another after is safe.
So, is there anything wrong with eating a package of instant pudding (100 grams simple carbs) with about 50 grams of whey? Is this too much of both or just too much sugar? I try to avoid refined sugar otherwise. Is using a workout as a reason to eat a lot of simple carbs or a P+C meal in the evening alright?[/quote]
Well first I would ask what are you goals? Are you:
1)Trying to gain as much muscle with minimal fat?
2)Trying to gain some lean muscle while losing some fat?
3)Trying to drop as much fat as possible while retaining your muscle?
Generally, no matter what your goal, its advisable to get some carbs and protein after your workout. There are some exceptions, diets like the Anabolic Diet don’t push this as much, but around here its generally accepted.
Also, what type of simple carb is in the instant pudding? Sucrose I guess is ok, fructose wouldn’t be ideal due to lack of insulin response, dextrose and maltodextrin would be the best.
I’m trying to get my diet together and avoiding carbs in the evening seems to be working. Is working out before dinner to have bread, potatoes, or pasta alright?[/quote]
Again, what do you mean by “get your diet together?” Are you trying to lose fat or just eat more healthy foods in general while trying to gain mass? I say whenever you train, have you some carbs and protein afterwards. You may just want to adjust the amounts of carbs in the meals following your workout and post workout shake depending on how late or early you lift.
Also, always remember to implement changes, try to be as consistent as possible, evaluate your results and if after a while you’re not happy, change it up and try again!