As this post has 800 views and no responces I felt like maybe I may need to rework the question so it was more accessable.
Cortisol is released during a stressful period on the body like weight training. It comes from the adrenal gland and is released into the system which increases the craving for high energy foods like sugar’s and sweets. But since glucose during a workout is depleted would it be better to have a simple or a complex carb to help with the absorption of protein? This would also be important to help with replenishing glucose in the system.
In theory it sounds like this would increase cortisol which can then combine with T4 to increase protein synthesis.
Also Does protein or fat consumption stop cortisol from spiking in the system?