View Full Version : Post Workout Carbs

02-16-2004, 11:51 AM
I was just at my local supplement store (not GNC - FYI)... and I was talking to the guy behind the counter discussing replenishing glycogen stores post workout. I told him that I have a bagel and a protein shake after my workout. He basically exploded - telling me that a bagel was a HORRIBLE source of carbs because they would be broken down so much slower than the protein shake. He told me that I should be taking some kind of liquid carb (conveniently pointed one out in the store called CYTOMAX).

I've done some looking around in the archives and it looks like everybody agrees that dextrose is the best source of carbs after a workout.

My questions:
- Is my bagel and protein shake ok after a workout? Should I be eating something else?
- Is there a proper amount of carbs and protein after a workout - with a bagel and a protein shake it works out to ~50g carbs and 25g protein (whey).
- Should this guy be bitch-smacked? :bash:

Thanks everybody!

Saint Patrick
02-16-2004, 11:54 AM
Well a bagel is high GI, but not like dextrose. I'd say if you're gonna have a bagel, have it PRE-workout.

the doc
02-16-2004, 11:58 AM
i'd say a white bagel is fine.

02-16-2004, 12:52 PM
double up on your protein...IMHO 25g is to low.

02-16-2004, 01:48 PM
A white bagle is fine, but you could always pick up some "Smarties" candies for post-workout carbs, much cheaper than they stuff they were trying to sell you. Geoff is right, you probably should up the protien a bit.

02-16-2004, 01:53 PM
Very cool... thanks everbody!

Looks like a little more protein (w/ creatine), my bagel, and some smarties it is. Anybody else have comments?

Thanks again!

02-16-2004, 01:56 PM
I dug up the nutritional info on smarties - check it out:

Smarties Ingredients (Includes X-Treme Sour & Tropical): Dextrose, Citric Acid, Calcium Stearate, Artificial Flavors and Colors (Red 40 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 2 Lake).

SERVING SIZE - One 15 tablet roll
Calories 25
Total Fat 0 g.
Total Carbs 5 g.
Sugars 5 g.
Sodium 0 mg.
Protein 0 g.

02-16-2004, 05:24 PM

Calories 100 5
Total Fat 0 g. 0
Total Carbs 25 g. 10
Sugars 25 g. -
Sodium 0 mg. 0 mg.
Protein 0 g. 0

Just have 5 rolls of them, you'll get 25g of carbs that way. One 15 piece roll is nothing, I love those things.

02-16-2004, 05:32 PM
haha thats awesome...smarties used as a convenient (and tasty) source of dex...

02-18-2004, 10:26 PM
Hmm.. What if i put smarties in my bagel?

02-18-2004, 10:49 PM
haha what if you do?

02-19-2004, 11:45 AM

02-22-2004, 04:36 PM
take dextrose and maltodextrin.