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Sugar Crash?

Post workout my usual is a whey/dextrose shake then puffed rice with a little more dextrose. All is well except for the inevitable CRASH 20 minutes later from the simple sugars. It always puts me to sleep.

Any good way around or through the CRASH part?

My body has always done this with simple sugars. I guess I could just avoid them but I feel I’d be mising out on some recovery time. (ya it’s a little nitpicky)

Have you tried only using Grow?

The simple version of what happend: You produced an insulin rush caused by the pwo drink and simple sugars. This insulin clears the amino acids from your blood and leaves L-Triptophan. The L-Triptophan then has free access to the brain and is converted to seratonin. This then further produces the sleep response.

Thanks for the science Tom but is there a good way around this? Or should I just drop the high GI carbs postworkout and choose the lower ones?

[quote]FistFullaJonson wrote:
Thanks for the science Tom but is there a good way around this? Or should I just drop the high GI carbs postworkout and choose the lower ones?[/quote]

ok maybe you missed his first line

HAVE YOU TRIED ONLY USING SIMPLE GROW!?

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Yikes! Dude I didn’t even know what “GROW!” was. Caps off caps off.
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Reserve some of the glucose/whey drink or make another serving and drink and sip on it.

I’ll often make a light glucose drink (maybe 1/4 cup glucose to 16 oz. water) to drink between my PWO meal and the next meal.

Nick

Not to dis pwo drinks, but how about a chicken breast and an apple?

I’ll stick with the whey and maybe a sweet potato or something.

Does anyone know what it’s called when one is so sensetive to simple sugars? I thought it was either hypo or hyper glycemic. I’d like to do some reading.

Don’t just eat sugar.

For the first PWO meal, have approx 0.8g of carbs per lb of bodyweight, and 0.4g of proteins per lb.

Then, an hour after, have a meal containing both carbs and protein (this can be a very big meal). Just don’t leave the protein out, as the body can’t handle sugar by itself very well

[quote]tall tom wrote:
The L-Triptophan then has free access to the brain and is converted to seratonin. This then further produces the sleep response.[/quote]

Hmmm… so thats why I get tired after blowing my load

LMAO!

If a person is Hypoglycemic they have a problem with low blood sugar. They eat foods that are high GI and in about 15 minutes they start getting dizzy, see spots and feel faint.