In the Precision Nutrition system, among Berardi’s 10 Habits he lays out, one is “Do not eat starchy carbs except for a few hours after your workout. Otherwise stick to fruits and vegetables for your carb sources.”
He doesn’t go on to explain why this is other than that “our body seems to process starchy carbs better after working out.” He also doesn’t explain exactly how long we should be eating starchy carbs. What is “a few” hours? Two? Three? Six?
The whole system is pretty clear except for this part, I felt. And since nearly half of the recipes from Gourmet Nutrition are “post workout”, it makes a big difference in when I am going to plan to workout.
So does anyone know if there’s been some research on these matters, and what the timing should be?