Mixing whey protein powder with Gatorade instead of water?

  • coolbna

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    Dec 26, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    I do it to save time and it really taste good. Plus I can just throw the bottle when I'm done. Is it a healthy approach?
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 26, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    Throw in a few energy shots and you're good to go!icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Dec 26, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    Gatorade is pure sugar water, and only has an actual necessary electrolyte replenishment for extremely grueling physical activity (10-20 mile marathon, 2+ hours of extremely high intensity explosive exercise etc).
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    Dec 26, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Narciso saidGatorade is pure sugar water, and only has an actual necessary electrolyte replenishment for extremely grueling physical activity (10-20 mile marathon, 2+ hours of extremely high intensity explosive exercise etc).


    Dang my workouts are limited to 90min at most at the gym. I thought the sugar in Gatorade was dextrose?
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    Dec 26, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    coolbna said
    Narciso saidGatorade is pure sugar water, and only has an actual necessary electrolyte replenishment for extremely grueling physical activity (10-20 mile marathon, 2+ hours of extremely high intensity explosive exercise etc).


    Dang my workouts are limited to 90min at most at the gym. I thought the sugar in Gatorade was dextrose?


    Rule of thumb for pretty much your entire life, make the absolute majority of the liquids you drink pure water.
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    Dec 26, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Where do all the pretty Gatorade colors come from?

    A butane related compound derived from PETROLEUM.

  • Angelix90

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    Dec 26, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidWhere do all the pretty Gatorade colors come from?

    A butane related compound derived from PETROLEUM.



    I feel blessed that Gatorade is not sold in my country.
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    Dec 26, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    More people who don't know the meaning of the word "pure." icon_rolleyes.gif

    In any case, whey probably has plenty of electrolytes so it doesn't need the gatorade (no, I'm not bored enough to analyze it and I'd have to dialyze out the protein to avoid fucking up my ion chromatography columns.) And why pay all the money to have the sugar removed from your whey if you're just going to add it back to sugar water? You might as well just chug a quart of milk. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  • mybud

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    Dec 26, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    I use water...add creatine...After 3 or 4 times you get used to it.....
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    No
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    Dec 26, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    coolbna saidI do it to save time and it really taste good. Plus I can just throw the bottle when I'm done. Is it a healthy approach?


    Have you researched it to see if it is unhealthy for some reason? Is there some reason you think it might be unhealthy?

    Examine the ingredients, your training requirements, and try to guide yourself to an informed decision.

    Given your low body weight, there's probably no harm in it. Without knowing the activity around your dosing, it's anybody's guess. (I.e., any real answer here would not be based upon any qualified information because you have failed to provide that information.)
  • metta

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    Dec 26, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    Flame Retardant Chemical Banned in Europe and Japan Used in U.S. Soda for Decades


    http://naturalsociety.com/flame-retardant-chemical-banned-in-europe-japan-used-in-u-s-soda-for-decades/

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  • coolbna

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    Dec 26, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
    but I just hate drinking plain water..I used to squeeze lemon but seeing all the athletes on TV I thought Gatorade seemed healthy.so you guys just drink plain water everyday?
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:12 AM GMT
    i can't imagine someone can be clueless enough to actually think that gatorade (any flavor) can in any way replace water. really?
    let's have a summer trip to chernobil? icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
    vitaliyvloan saidi can't imagine someone can be clueless enough to actually think that gatorade (any flavor) can in any way replace water. really?
    let's have a summer trip to chernobil? icon_neutral.gif


    Google on the history of Gatorade. It actually has science behind it that is very sound. (Sodium pump, carb push, potassium push, re-hydration, sustained glucose.)

    DOH. Stupid adults.

    Why you think you see Gatorade at every football game? Huh? Golly. It's water with electrolytes, and carbs.
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:31 AM GMT
    Someone who is so thin as the OP needs a few carbs.
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:34 AM GMT
    metta8 saidFlame Retardant Chemical Banned in Europe and Japan Used in U.S. Soda for Decades


    http://naturalsociety.com/flame-retardant-chemical-banned-in-europe-japan-used-in-u-s-soda-for-decades/

    Drink Ingredient Gets a Look
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/business/another-look-at-a-drink-ingredient-brominated-vegetable-oil.html?_r=3&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1356506342-JUbz7HCb0kTd1gpnGylI+w


    This isn't being using in Gatorade nor whey protein.
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:34 AM GMT
    http://www.gatorade.com/#gseries?s=gseries-02-compare

    Listen, 5 to 30 grams of carbs along with protein is not going to hurt OP.

    It likely tastes good to him because he needs it. LOL.

    Some folks.....I swear...

    OP, you a moron? Can't you look this up yourself?
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:35 AM GMT
    Why not just add like 6 teaspoons of dextrose, cheaper that way icon_razz.gif That's what I do, plus with milk. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:37 AM GMT
    Dextrose is o.k., post workout, or during high intensity, otherwise, it's really considered too fast, and will drive an insulin response the wrong way, killing exercise performance.

    You'll want to study the gylcemic index.

    Anything dairy really isn't all that good. The fat content is really high in many cases, and lots of folks don't digest milk proteins well, or don't do well with lactose. You can think as the D in dairy as deadly in many cases because of the high saturated fat content and really bad LDL/HDL ratios.

    Milk is not a good choice for pre-workout.
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    Dec 26, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    Hey coolbna, i think chuckystud is on the mark all the way down. You need to be drinking plain water regularly but mixing your whey with gatoraid POST workout is just fine.
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    Dec 26, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Try googling "mixing protein powder with Gatorade." There's tons of info on dozens of health & fitness sites.