Hey Tony, I have a question that I would like your view on. It has to do with sport drinks. I know that good old water is best but, it gets a little boring and I would like to have a flavored drink every now and then. What sports drinks are best (types will do to avoid mentioning brands) or is it best to just stay away from them all together? Is there a benefit to some sport drinks? I really don't know much about them.
ANSWER: I am not familiar with many sports drinks but i know that there is some science behind gatorade. After a hard workout your body is craving carbs and nutrients in order to restore energy lost. The only time I actually recomend sports drinks would be while playing a physically exhausting sport or after an intense workout. However they are not necessary by any means for most people. If you are looking for some flavor to get your water in, I suggest MIO water enhancers by Kraft. These come in many different flavors and taste great and are 0 calories. You can also go with the knockoff brand from walmart which taste the same, but are a dollar less per container.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.