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21 June 2012 - 06:06 PMelectrolytes = salt
If you take water, put some salt in it, you've added "electrolytes"
Gatorade is designed also to be diluted with water 50/50. Also, I wouldn't consider drinking gatorade for anything less than 1 hour of strenuous exercise. Playing paintball is hardly strenuous exercise btw. Maybe after 20 points of XBall, I'd think about possibly taking a sip of Gatorade, but anything before is just a waste.
Gatorade was designed for activities far more strenuous than paintball, for athletes in far better shape than those that play paintball on a recreational basis.
If you burn 200 calories in an afternoon of playing paintball, you'll smoke that workout with one container of gatorade easily.
Low blood sugar = fat loss
spiked blood sugar (gatorade) = fat gain
If you don't already look like this-
While doing this-
Don't be injecting tons of useless calories in your body drinking this-
Dragon Tozan brought Gatorade to LL5, I 50/50'd some Gatorade with water, it was the first time I've drank it in probably 10 years
First, the term "electrolytes" encompasses more than just sodium- there's also potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. Understanding the relationship between them, especially the sodium-potassium pump, is important in understanding hydration.
Second, low blood sugar does not equal fat loss, but I get what you're getting at. Low blood sugar is clinically referred to as hypoglycemia and is not a state you want to spend too much time in. Being hypoglycemic starves your brain of glucose, and if you aren't able to free up liver glycogen or create more glucose via gluconeogenesis (the process by which protein is converted into glucose), then you will die.
What I think you're trying to say is that low insulin allows fat loss, and in that you're correct. Stable, homeostatic blood sugar levels (i.e. healthy "fasting" numbers) don't require any endogenous insulin production, so triglycerides can flow freely out of fat cells to be utilized as energy. If you're constantly spiking your blood sugar with drinks like Gatorade, you're also flooding your body with insulin to manage the glycemic surge. Insulin inhibits lypolisis.
Right path though, Mike! Glad to see you've gotten more interested in nutritional science! You're in the right place, belief wise!