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pointy
05-22-2004, 07:35 PM
i get REALLY REALLY thirtsy after practicing once the weather gets warm. so i drink gatorade. if i drink water right after a class i feel like im gonna barf. between classes i dont even dare.

anyway, i think all the gatorade is starting to make me rather plump around the middle.

i understand how important it is to stay hydrated in hot weather (today was crazy hot here in brooklyn). but i dont want to get fat becuase of it. any suggestions? :D


peace

evan

Chris Birke
05-22-2004, 08:09 PM
Respectfully, I don't think its the gatorade ;D. Unless you made some other drastic change to your diet or lifestile, it's likely more the cause of age, or some other internal change to your hormones.

gasman
05-22-2004, 10:11 PM
add a teaspoon of salt to a litre of water. that might do the trick. and stay off that sugar!

aikidoc
05-22-2004, 11:55 PM
I think Gatorade has a lot of sugar in it. Water is your best bet. Add some lemon or lime to it.

aubrey bannah
05-23-2004, 04:59 AM
I second John Riggs, water & half a lemon squeezed into it. If you want some honey too.

DarkShodan
05-23-2004, 09:50 AM
A 22 oz beer after class helps me feel a lot better.

gasman
05-23-2004, 10:36 AM
and a little dizzy too!! :)

Erik
05-23-2004, 12:39 PM
anyway, i think all the gatorade is starting to make me rather plump around the middle.

Gatorade has 50 calories per 8 ounces. The smaller bottles have 20 ounces or 125 calories. If nothing else changes when you add 125 calories 150 times per year (assuming 3 classes per week) that will total just over 18,000 calories which means you will gain just over 5 pounds in one year assuming all other things remain equal. So yes it can do it.

That being said I doubt it's the gatorade which is doing it. What is likely happening is that you are working out, drinking gatorade and eating more. I find that if I'm not careful, with any activity lasting more than an hour, I tend to eat back the calorie burn and more. Since most aikido classes last at least an hour..... Also, some classes can be less physical than others and the tendency is to eat the same regardless of how strenuous the class was.

If you really want to find out what is doing it you need to find out how much you eat and how many calories you burn in a day. The former is easy and the latter is something you can estimate within reason.

pointy
05-24-2004, 02:17 PM
i guess i was joking about the gatorade's effect on my gut. i was more looking to start a discussion on what different people like to drink after working out. (the lemon water idea is nice, im actually gonna try that tonite)

:)

John Boswell
05-24-2004, 03:49 PM
Potassium. When you get dehydrated, your body looses the salts it uses to hold moisture in. Potassium is a major factor in this.

Check with your local health food store or talk to a pharmacist for some suggestions on just which product to take in addition to water.

As far as feeling sick or like your gonna "barf", you may be drinking too much too fast.

Sip your liquids!! :p

Seriously though, don't try to drink a lot after working out. Sip some, take a break. During a serious workout, I'll have one mouthful of water... swallow it slowly. Walk around a second and talk to people and then one more round of water. Too much will definitly reverse gears on you... I don't care if its gatorade, water or what.

Hang in there! Stick with the water!! :D

Infamousapa
05-24-2004, 06:20 PM
I dont think you were kidding about the gatorade making you fat..You just think it was stupid to think that gatorade was making you fat..But you are absolutey correct..Gatorade is full of carbs,But not good carbs..Gatorade is good for people that are alresdy in shape and need hydration before playing a sport or running,etc..However if you drink gatorade after your workout your putting carbs in your body that will turn into fat in not used.If i drank gatorade in the evening most likely the sugar and carb content you see in the back will turn into fat if unused..Not just gatorade but and juice..Try drinking you fruit juice for breakfast and the rest of the day just water...Your probably used to drinking soda and juice just like i was..But really after a while a cold glass of water will start becoming more and more refreshing if you stick to it .Give it two weeks with a water diet and then drink gatorade ..I guarantee you the gatorade will start tasting like sugar water....GOOD LUCK

Bronson
05-24-2004, 08:30 PM
I tend to have better luck with room temperature water rather than cold water.

Bronson

Lan Powers
05-24-2004, 11:22 PM
I tend to have better luck with room temperature water rather than cold water.

Bronson
ewwwwww! MUST .... HAVE.... DIET -COKE mmmmmm diet-coke, slobberring noises.....
:rolleyes:
But, that's just an addict speaking.
Lan

Bronson
05-25-2004, 02:01 AM
Yeah, I spanked the caffeine monkey a couple of years back. I had the shakes and headaches for most of a week :drool:

Bronson

pointy
05-25-2004, 02:07 AM
I dont think you were kidding about the gatorade making you fat..You just think it was stupid to think that gatorade was making you fat..
you have a rare talent, being able to read minds. can you tell what im thinking NOW? :p

i dont think it was a stupid assertion at all. it's like drinking candy. salty potassium candy. around here, we're done at our dojo around 9 each night. if i sat around and ate 2 or 3 candy bars after working out i would probably get fat. seems pretty obvious.

not that i did anything about it tonight. i went straight for a 32oz gatorade after class. i think i have to go cold turkey.

j0nharris
05-25-2004, 07:43 AM
A couple of years ago, I ran across a link to a chinese medicine/sports medicine site (I may have even seen it here).
They suggested putting Rescue Remedy (5 drops), 30C Arnica Montana, and 30C Ruta Graveolens in your drinking water while working out. I also added Silicea (for repeated sprains), and have found that it works great!
Boiron (http://www.boiron.com/index_en.htm) is producing a new homepathic tablet called Sportenine (http://www.affordablehomeopathy.com/sportenine.html) that I've also started using since the weather got hot, and it's also helping a lot to make me feel better on the mat, as we train in a room with pretty poor ventilation that gets hot as the dickens in summer.

-jon

j0nharris
05-25-2004, 07:45 AM
add a teaspoon of salt to a litre of water.

? Is it permissible to mix standard and metric measures like that? :D
Can't that cause the implosion of the entire universe?

gasman
05-25-2004, 06:28 PM
Depends if its an american teaspoon or a norwegian one, I suppose.

Erik
05-25-2004, 06:54 PM
i dont think it was a stupid assertion at all. it's like drinking candy. salty potassium candy. around here, we're done at our dojo around 9 each night. if i sat around and ate 2 or 3 candy bars after working out i would probably get fat. seems pretty obvious.

Gatorade, if that is what you are talking about, is pretty far removed from a candy bar. A 32 oz gatorade has 200 calories which is less than a typical, smallish even, candy bar.

Just for the record, you could eat nothing but candy bars and never get fat. It's not the type of food, carbs, or anything else by itself that makes you fat. It's the amount of it that you eat relative to your metabolism and the calories you burn through activities. If you sat down and ate 10 apples after class you'll most likely gain more weight than you would eating two candy bars after a class.

Infamousapa
05-25-2004, 09:23 PM
thanks for recognizing my powers...