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September 28, 2010 7:35 AM
Are there any options for low calorie/low sugar recovery drinks? I get so few calories for the day I don't want to waste them on drinks.
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September 28, 2010 7:39 AM
double post..MFP needs to add a delete post option.
Edited by musclebuilder On September 28, 2010 7:41 AM
September 28, 2010 7:40 AM
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Are there any options for low calorie/low sugar recovery drinks? I get so few calories for the day I don't want to waste them on drinks.


You don't have to waste the calories on a sports drink..Just eat whole foods.
Edited by musclebuilder On September 28, 2010 7:40 AM
September 28, 2010 7:45 AM
www.eletewater.com, it has zero calories, zero carbs and you can put it in any drink.
Edited by Rachickidee On September 28, 2010 7:46 AM
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September 28, 2010 7:48 AM
Theres low calorie gatorade also only about 80 cal in a 32oz bottle (20 per serving)
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September 28, 2010 7:49 AM
Vitamin Water Zero, Powerade Zero. But really, these are only good if you are looking to replace electrolytes. If you are looking to replenish energy stores and speed recovery/healing you need the calories...just look for something with a good protein-carb ratio and consume within an hour (ideally half an hour). Don't look at these calories as holding you back, you'll build lean muscle which will boost metabolism, burn more calories in the long run. Chocolate milk is said to work wonders, but things like Carnation Instant Breakfast, Ensure (really!), or smoothies work too.
September 28, 2010 7:52 AM
In the UK there is Lucozade Lite Sport which is 50kcal!
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September 28, 2010 9:56 AM
I like Powerade Zero.
September 28, 2010 10:04 AM
Recovery drinks i.e. Gatorade, have many electrolytes that the body does not need. If you are a professional athlete and you are working out for many hours then, yes you would need to drink something like Gatorade, but for the normal person working out for about an hour you do not need it. Your body will do just fine with drinking water. You can also add a small bag of salted pretzels to your post work out snack.

If you body has an increase of Potassium, magnesium, calcium and electrolytes it can affect your heart rate/rhythm, muscle tone and many other body systems.
Hope this helps.
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September 28, 2010 11:50 AM
An easy to make recovery drink that is decent is simply low fat chocolate milk.

Some people prefer to have a protein shake after a workout though. It works great.

I've also used a glass of natural fruit juice with a spoonful of fruity flavored protein powder post-workout with good results.

As far as low sugar recovery drinks, I am not sure of any good ones pre-made since most seem to have sugar added to them.

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