Nutrition Tip January 8 2011

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks absolutely have their place when you’re training hard.  But, they are only appropriate immediately before, during and after training when you’re tying to shed fat.  At 120 calories per 16 ounces, they pack on some extra calories and are designed to hit your blood stream fast.  If you’re working out intensely, your body will use it for fuel.  If you’re sitting on your couch, your body will store it.

By Kelli Jennings of