Timing of meals and exercise is largely irrelevant for weight loss. What matters is the overall balance between calories burned and consumed over the entire 24 hour day.
Simple carbs are digested in around 20 minutes, complex carbs in 1-2 hours, fats in 5 hours and proteins in 7. (These are gross generalizations, but give you some idea). And the body typcially holds a usable energy reserve of around 2000 calories.
However, blood sugars can be low after an intense workout, and the body can sometimes feel ravenous as it signals you to replace those reserves. But you don't necessarily need o have a full meal - a pre-planned post workout snack (ideally a combination of carbs and protein) can help refuel the body, without making a huge dent in your calorie budget.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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