Yep. That’s right. I am eating gummy bears post workout while cutting fats.
In fact, my sister also eats gummy bears post workout. The gummy bears contain carbohydrates.
The main reason to take carbohydrates post-workout is to refill the muscle glycogen burned during your workout.
As you train, your primary fuel source is muscle glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose.
The glycogen consists of long strings of glucose molecules with multiple nodes (branches).
The glucose break is needed to generate ATP, which transports chemical energy and is critical for muscle contractions.
Studies confirm that the best way to refill muscle glycogen stores after workouts is to consume fast-digesting carbs as soon as possible.
Many sports experts argue that during a regular weight-lifting workout, you don't burn up enough glycogen to be concerned about replenishing it.
However, not doing so could lead to limited muscle recovery.
Studies claim that delaying carbs consumption by just 2 hours has been shown to reduce the rate of glycogen replenishment by 50 percent.
Another benefit of consuming high-glycemic carbs immediately after an acute workout is that you'll feel reborn.
Carbohydrates can really take you from feeling lethargic and wiped out after an exhausting workout to vigorous and well fueled.
Additionally, eating high-glycemic carbs after a workout often satisfy the craving for sugary or starchy carbs without an adverse impact on your diet progress.
In fact, Jim Stoppani often recommends gummy bears for post-workout carbs.
And the truth is that most people find them very satisfying.
As a bonus, post-gym gummy bears help people "bear" through strict dieting the rest of the day.
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