I guess I have multiple questions stemming from this one question actually.
Example scenario: Let's say a bodybuilder needs 2500 calories to be in a caloric surplus. Of his daily calorie intake, 15% comes from simple sugars and most are taken every morning. He worksout at 6pm 3-4 days a week.
- Do the calories from the morning sugars count toward his calorie surplus even though they were not timed closer to the workout?
- Similarly, since his simpler carbs were taken so many hours before the 6pm workout, is there a good chance those would have had enough time for some of them to go towards fat storage rather than waiting around in the bloodstream for his 6pm workout (because they're not complex carbs)?