10 Summer Drinks That Pack on the Pounds


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Sports Drinks

Twenty ounces of Gatorade is fine if you're a professional athlete like Tim Duncan but for your average exerciser, it could negate his entire workout.
Twenty ounces of Gatorade is fine if you're a professional athlete like Tim Duncan but for your average exerciser, it could negate his entire workout.
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If you're training for a marathon, go ahead and reach for a sports drink. As for the rest of us, it's overkill. We just don't need the extra calories, sugar and sodium. Gatorade Lemon-Lime, for example, packs 125 calories into a 20-ounce bottle. A 32-ounce PowerAde has 200 calories. That would completely negate our two-mile walk. And don't even get us started on "energy" drinks. It takes about two minutes to guzzle a 16-ounce can of original Rockstar, but we pay a high price: 280 calories and 62 grams of sugar, just for starters.