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Last week I felt I must have been glutened by Red Powerade.

All back on track this week, felt super strong yesterday so I went to the gym to try and do a 5 miler. I wasn't going to try to set any land speed records, just see how my body felt with a little stress. It felt very good.

Went home, cooked a plain chicken breast with a little irish butter and sea salt and pepper.

I went to bed feeling great. At 2am I woke up and needed more than water. My only choice was a blue powerade - I had a case of red/blue/purple.

I woke up at the 530 alarm with super brain fog. Hit snooze several times. Finally got up and was fogged and very bloated.

Very frustrating. Powerade is out for me.

Does anybody have some rehydration suggestions? After a lot of sweating, sometimes I need more than water.

Other people have posted issues with Powerade, has anybody had similar issues with Gatorade?

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The best and most recommended post-exercise drink is chocolate milk. It has protein to help your muscles recover and repair, and has carbs and sugar to help replace electrolytes. The best is just to drink lots of water and eat a healthy post-workout meal. If you feel you need an electrolyte replacer, Gatorade is better imo, as it has more potassium, uses normal glucose, and has more sodium to replace salt that you sweat out. It's really only necessary for intense workouts or if you're prone to dehydration, which I am. I have never had a problem with any Gatorade beverages. Hope that helps :)

eta - I'd recommend rounding out that post-workout meal with a small portion of brown rice and some veggies! Wash it down with chocolate milk and you probably won't wake up feeling you need something more. Happy workout!

Does anybody have some rehydration suggestions? After a lot of sweating, sometimes I need more than water.

Other people have posted issues with Powerade, has anybody had similar issues with Gatorade?

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Thanks Jillian,

I don't need much of a push to start drinking chocolate milk....

I am trying to go with a diet that is more like paleo/primal, so the rice is something I'm purposefully trying to avoid. I was out of vegetables, so just went with what I had with the chicken.

I had some Gatorade Frost over the weekend, and didn't get zapped by it, so I'll also get some more of that.

I live and run in Phoenix, so an electrolyte replacer is pretty necessary.

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I am sorry to hear this. I think that these replenishment drinks are best when you have them during or after your workout. I would stay away from powerade if you don't really like it, but I would also suggest that you rehydrate immediately after your workout with your chosen electrolyte drink. And you are right, after a lot of sweating you DO need more than water. And, if you wait hours before using a sports drink, it takes much longer to recoup and your system feels much much worse.

I am a fan of gatorade. I also have taken to sucking on clif shot blocks. Gu also makes a "chomp" which is another one of those solid electrolye sqaures.

There is also something called infinit - in which you can completely customize your own sports drink. If you google it, infinit nutrition should be one of the first links. That way you can control exactly what goes in - how much sugar & electrolyes, how strong the flavor, caffiene (if you want it), protein (if you want it). It's a pretty cool concept.

Hope you find something that works!!

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Thanks TT.

Have you used the Infinit? I checked out their site, and it looks pretty high tech. I was disappointed not to be able to find a mention regarding gluten. In my short time I've come to appreciate companies that get out in front of that and address it in some fashion.

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