So, sugar really is bad for you?
Sugar in and of itself has no fattening properties; it’s the over consumption of it and the ingesting at the wrong times that is the problem. It’s hidden in a lot of the processed foods that we eat. But one thing is for sure, not 1 gram of sugar will be deposited on your love handles or hips if imbibed immediately following a workout. Sugar consumed within 20–30 minutes post-workout is shuttled directly back to your muscles, bypassing your liver, refueling the muscles, keeping your metabolic rate high and repairing your body. The best part is, muscle stays on and fat is naturally lost due to a higher metabolic rate.