Posted by: PFB
Q: I have a horrible sweet tooth, but I need to get in shape for bodybuilding. What can I do to avoid going crazy?
A: Use the window of opportunity immediately after your workouts to have a handful or two of candy. As I've talked about before, that is the one time when you should be eating something sugary to get your body back into an anabolic state again. Make sure to get something sugary though, not fat. Fat has a lot more calories per gram than sugar, and fat will slow down the release of the sugars into your blood stream. Examples of good candy: Jelly beans, sugar babies and reduced fat cookies. Examples of bad candy: Chocolate, candy bars and peanut-butter cups.