I read the section in The Cool Impossible on the sugar detox with a great deal of interest. My question / meanderings are around the avoidance of sugars, post-run recovery and the glycemic index.
I've always been under the impression that foods with a high GI (such as glucose, for example) were beneficial immediately post-run when the body is most susceptible to replacing / building depleted glycogen stores. Certainly, many recovery formulas (For Goodness Shakes in the UK for example) contain up to 50G of glucose in a typical serving.
What are people's thoughts on this?
Is a well-balanced meal immediately post-run the preference (what if you don't feel like eating)?
Is a fruit smoothie (perhaps with some nuts blended in for protein) preferable as then at least the sugars are naturally derived rather than processed?
Wondering the same thing myself. Have you experimented at all since this post. Would love to hear if you have more info.