I find it amazing how sugars affect on us changes as we age. Sitting here watching a few 7 year olds that stayed the night for my daughters birthday party. They can eat and assimilate sugar by being hyper, but as we age it turns into being sleepy.
Another very interesting fact about insulin is how it reacts with exercise. The only time it does not trigger the storage reaction when we eat is after intense exercise. Right after intense exercise some fast absorbing carbs are good with protein. During this ‘window of opportunity’ the body is trying to recover glycogen to the muscles for energy and to start the healing process. Lifting does not make you stronger. Healing after lifting makes you stronger.