So I have been weight training and doing a lot of cardio for five months now and after every workout I have my full cup of chocolate milk. Since I have a mild lactose intolerance issue I use lactose free milk.
Today I read something that mentioned that the most important component of this drink to restore the glycogen reserves is precisely the lactose which is milk's sugar.
Does this mean that I have been drinking a useless mix and should look elsewhere to get the right combination of protein and carbs for this purpose?
My workout program is weight training for about an hour three times per week and intense cardio between 30 and 60 minutes two to three times per week with the purpose of reducing my fat percentage which means reducing fat and increasing lean muscle mass, my objective is to get to somewhere between 12% and 15% of body fat.