I've been throwing some oats in my morning and post workout shakes (because its CHEAP carbs), is this an acceptable PWO carb, or should I be spending the money on expensive carb powders?
in my situation general rule of thumb is cheaper=9 times out of 10 better. But thats me, a broke college kid. I got my oats, and some bread with some jam, no sugar added natty jam works well for me. I dont see the big different between that and carb powders besides powders are easier and faster if on the go
I used to love using dextrose post workout. I switched to eating a banana instead of adding dextrose to my post workout shake and noticed no decreases in size or stregnth. It saves me money and I am less bloated. Oats are a great idea and adding a banana to it may not hurt.
dextrose and maltodextrin are great for during the workout, when you cant really eat a banana but want to boost insulin. in terms of post workout, unles you are an athlete thats concerned with full glycogen then you can digest any carbs really. if you want to replenish glycogen faster just switch to higher glycemic carbs, in case of food watermelon and dates are really good. I dont think there is much of a difference though if you just do oats.
As mentioned prior, I use a banana and 1/2 cup oats in my WPI post workout shake. Works for me and is whole foods. No proprietary blend there.
stick with oats.
mmmmm.... I think when i start bulking my morning and P/WO shakes are gonna have oats protein a banana and some peanut butter
in other words yea in a keto diet you wanna exclude carbs to make your body rely on protein and fat for fuel. unles you are running a fat loss diet then that article is useless. I am very active and I do martial arts so I need to have carbs throughout the day to keep me going, including postworkout. The article is actually useless because if you were doing a ketogenic diet you would already know to exclude carbs.
OATS and Sweet potatos 1 hour post workout for dinner
When I'm in a hurry I take WMS, waxy maize starch,
only 27bucks for a 66 serving tub by BBS, Just sayin, but oats Are Awesome anytime, especially with PB
i pop an AP right after my work out and have a full meal 20-30 minutes later...and have seen no less results.
I think the "window" is way too played out and is just for supp companies to sell their proteins and synthetic carbs.
look at lumber jacks, they do heavy stuff all day long and only eat 3 meals, and probably dont slam protein and wms right after work, and they are still huge.
The difference in total digestion time for the whole meal will be more significant but that would get into a rate matching discussion which is something different. The whole notion that we must consume high GI carbs PWO is totally overblown. Probably so for supp companies to sell the crap - hard to get rich selling oatmeal and bananas.