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I exercise 5 days a week, and have recently taken up running three times a week to add to the mix. I am overweight, but the running has helped with the weightloss massively! Still have a way to go, but I am committed to get down to a sensible weight. I generally train for an hour to an hour and a half, and drink just water.
Previously (when training for a power walking marathon, so I needed the fuel) I used those sugary electrolyte drinks, but don't feel that I 'need' them at the moment, since my excess weight should be able to fuel me sufficiently. That said, I do try and eat healthy snacks before or after a workout, depending upon what time of day I run.
We had a free sample with a running magazine this weekend, of an electrolyte drink that has no calories (Zero). The claim is that by drinking this drink. I would 'burn more fat' during my workout.
Does anyone have any thoughts on whether this might have any truth in it at all? Do people use these drinks, and have they noticed any difference? Obviously if there's a chance I can increase the effectiveness of all my hard work that would be great, but I don't want to be suckered in by a clever marketing claim.