Another Halloween is upon us and if you are like me, you are getting very “excited” for all that sugar. Unfortunately, it is another celebration, where sugar treats and exaggerated amount of carbohydrates exceed reasonable consumption. Let’s be honest, even adults can’t wait to celebrate those trick-or-treat activities in order to get their hands on those amazing sugar high treats. While enjoying the festivities, we need to be mindful of the fact that all this sugar may spell some doom by throwing off our sugar balance. How does it work? Normally, the human body is very clever at converting excess
The answer really depends on your goals. A high-end whey protein, such as Advanced Whey, is fast digesting, so it is ideal for when you need amino acids quickly such as first thing in the morning as a healthy breakfast, or after sport or training.
Interestingly, drinking your protein shake before your work-out might be more beneficial in terms of muscle building and weight loss according to a study which looked directly at the effects of different pre-workout drinks on muscle mass and body fat. The study came to the conclusion that the composition of the pre-exercise meal does affect substrate utilization during exercise and thus might affect long-term changes in body weight and composition.
In other words, what you eat before you work out can dictate what you use for energy – carbohydrates, fats, and/or proteins – which modifies what you burn for energy!