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Can carbs and b vitamins replace energy drinks before a workout?

Can carbs and b vitamins replace energy drinks before a workout?

No data: Nobody has actually done any studies of either in any kind of controlled setting, to my knowledge. Sports physicians and trainers have about as many views on these topics as there are sports physicians and trainers. There is really no evidence that either of these alternatives is helpful in improving workouts or their results. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more

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How do I speed up metabolism. Low energy post lunch, struggle to drop lbs. Work out twice a week, eat lean meats, sea food. Guilty of carbs, and wine?

How do I speed up metabolism. Low energy post lunch, struggle to drop lbs. Work out twice a week, eat lean meats, sea food. Guilty of carbs, and wine?

Proper breakfast: Look into high intensity interval training, but eating right is key. Try making your first meal a combination of protein and healthy fats (bacon and eggs without the carbs) . The best fats to use are medium chain triglycerides because your body uses them directly for energy and then shifts into fat burning. Also if you avoid carbs your Insulin levels stay low and that inhibits fat storage. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks good to boost appetite and gain weight?

Are energy drinks good to boost appetite and gain weight?

Energy drinks: often contain a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners and chemicals. They are not a good way to gain weight. Please see your doctor to make sure all is well medically and then consider seeing a nutritionist who can create a food plan for you. Please avoid "empty calories" as are found in junk food, sugar, and products w/artificial colors. In general, protein from eggs, cheese, etc. is good. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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How much calories does high energy dancing like rock and roll burn?

How much calories does high energy dancing like rock and roll burn?

600-900 calories/hr.: Calorie expenditure is dependent upon the your weight, fitness level and activity intensity. Assuming intense dancing activity in an average adult, you will probably burn 600-900 calories per hour. ...Read more

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Exercising at least 1.5 hrs/day. Eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables w/few processed foods. Moderate portions. Why am i showing minimal weight loss.

Exercising at least 1.5 hrs/day. Eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables w/few processed foods. Moderate portions. Why am i showing minimal weight loss.

Too many calories: Minimal weight loss despite exercise and eating a healthy diet is most likely due to consuming beyond the calorie limit required for your body to burn fat. You have to eat about 3500 calories less than what you burn over 7 days to lose just 1 pound! Track your calories by weighing and measuring your food and using the label information. Calories from beverages add up quickly too. ...Read more

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Are nerd energy drinks safe?

Are nerd energy drinks safe?

In moderation: It has a bunch of herbal products that are likely quite safe when used as directed, including ginko biloba, but it has about the same amount of caffeine as a strong cup of coffee. The herbal ingredients, vitamins and amino acids are likely not a problem (although most are unnecessary and not needed in people who have good nutrition), but excessive amounts of caffeine can be harmful. ...Read more

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Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Energy drinks: Almost all energy drinks, even the sugar free ones have all kinds of ingredients. I wouldn't worry about staining. I would worry about the acids in them that can contribute to tooth decay. I would also worry about all those 'extra' & unnecessary ingredients as well as why you need extra energy from a drink? Reconsider your life style\priorities. I drink bottled water, love it and know it's healthy. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks healthy?

Are energy drinks healthy?

Not really: Energy drinks are basically stimulants so you get a bit od a boost in wakefulness however they ar3e not considered to be a healthy meal choice and in an unhealthy individual or young teen they can have dire consequences. ...Read more

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How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

Burning carbs-fat-pr: Seriously, this concept is butchered by personal trainers. Consider it 100% fat. Yes, you'll burn carbs (glycogen) along with fat but you'll replace the glycogen over 24 hrs. If you don't load up on carbohydrates you'll manage to keep blood sugar and Insulin levels low. Therefore, you'll be replacing glycogen by burning more fat. Avoid sweets and starches to do this successfully. ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

Boost / supply: Energy bars are designed to boost the buyers energy after consumption. These may have stimulants, such as caffeine, or other supportive nutrients, such as ginseng and white tea. Protein bars do not provide a quick burst, or even sustained, energy, but they do supply the protein needed by the body to maintain and build muscle. ...Read more

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Cant lose weight.Thryoid and all blood work normal.Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results.Help?

Cant lose weight.Thryoid and all blood work normal.Low sugar higher protein meals. Small portions. Cardio exercise. And no results.Help?

Keep it up!: You're heading down the right path. See a nutritionist and/or a personal trainer to help alter your current routine to fit your personal goals. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Xyience energy drinks unhealthy?

Xyience energy drinks unhealthy?

No: Xyience provides great tasting energy drinks and nutritional supplement to provide users with clean sustainable energy. ...Read more

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Green tea, fruits, veggies, shakes to lose weight, do these work?

Green tea, fruits, veggies, shakes to lose weight, do these work?

Well the basic: Principle is that calories burned must exceed calories consumed to lose weight. At least 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit are recommended per day. Drink at least 64 ounces of water. Green tea has a minimal effect w weight loss. So it can help - but don't expect any difference if you are not watching food intake ; staying physically active. ...Read more