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Old 03-18-06, 03:01 PM   #1
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I understand the logic. They are appealing to people who are trying to lose weight. However, I always thought that the whole point of drinking energy drinks as opposed to say...water was specifically to replace carbohydrates that you burn while exercising. More to the point, isn't it true that consuming sugar while or immediately after exercise works to replace glycogen stores that are burned off? (as opposed to turning into fat) I don't know it just seems to me like they are appealing to people who don't seem to know how these things work.
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Old 03-18-06, 03:19 PM   #2
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that's dumb; when i'm exercising i want all the calories i can cram into my pie-hole, not less.

(but like delay, i guess i understand who their target market is, i'm just not in that market).
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Its called water if you want to lose weight.
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cocaine is very low calorie.
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these marketting dude do not understand human nutrition.
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these marketting dude do not understand human nutrition.
their job is to understand vain americans who want to lose weight fashionably. and they do. nutrition doesn't even enter into it.
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I think it's a swell idea. I don't drink gatorade specifically because of the high sugar content. The arguments they make in their commercials are correct though: when you sweat you loose more than just water. This drink they have here replaces a lot of the sodium and potassium consumed during physical activity. While it is true that you want to replace the calories you burn working out at some point, the sugars in gatorade aren't really that great. I prefer to get mine from less processed sources, like rice, vegies, and fruit.
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I'd like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that, hi, My name is Michael, and I'm a Lärabar addict.

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The logic is some people do not drink enough water. If it tastes better they will. Under 20 miles I skip water. 20-30 just 2 bottles, 30+ miles I put one/third can of diet grapefruit pup in each bottle and carry 1 or 2 more cans of pop. For major rides I bring along several jelly sandwiches.
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totally not answering the op's question, tab energy drink has no calories. plus, it's ****ing tab!
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cocaine is very low calorie.

exactly, and you wont have any money to buy food so weightloss is easy to achive.
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totally not answering the op's question, tab energy drink has no calories. plus, it's ****ing tab!
It actually has 5 calories. I drank one the other day, because doing so made me laugh during the entire consumption and the soda did taste like ****e.
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I think it's a swell idea. I don't drink gatorade specifically because of the high sugar content. The arguments they make in their commercials are correct though: when you sweat you loose more than just water. This drink they have here replaces a lot of the sodium and potassium consumed during physical activity. While it is true that you want to replace the calories you burn working out at some point, the sugars in gatorade aren't really that great. I prefer to get mine from less processed sources, like rice, vegies, and fruit.
After most of your complex carbohydrates that come from rice etc... have been depleted you need the simple sugars, hence the energy drink. Lets all agree to make fun of an FG/SS riders we see with low calorie energy drinks.
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The point is that you store sugars in your muscles. When you exercise these are what gets used first. After that carbohydrates and finally fat. When you drink energy drink it replenishes the sugar in your muscles. It is not converted to fat. In fact if you don't have simple sugars right after burning calories you will end up lathargic and what not.
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i like the FRS energy drinks, Lance drinks them so they should be good enough for me! however for some reason they make me very irritable. and my balls shrink. and i can lift small cars.
they come in energy drink form, concentrate, chews, and syringe.
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Calories are energy. So if the drink is low calorie it is low energy. Got it?
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The title of this thread is more misleading than the marketing it is making fun of. The marketing doesn't refer to it as an "energy" drink. Its marketed as a "sports drink", which doesn't imply that it gives you energy and doesn't really mean anything. Water is a sports drink too. Its obviously being marketed to people who don't really exercise. People who drink gatorade don't exercise either. Its basically diet gatorade.

However I can see where powerade might be useful on a long ride if you wanted to prevent dehydration, but you would also need to take in calories from some other source. But its certainly not an all-in-one fuel like heed or perpeteum.
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Old 09-30-10, 12:16 PM   #22
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raise your hand if you think gatorade is generally drank as a sports drink? at many bodegas it's one of the better things that kids will call "juice" the worst probably being huggies(i don't know what they're called elsewhere but that's what we called them in philly when i was a kid) less sugar and fewer calories in most kids diets would be a great thing
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