I was using various powders to add to my water. Since those powders are usually mostly sugar, I wanted to better regulate my carbohydrates and not get unnecessary fuel every time I took a drink. I use 2 or 3 Endurolyte Fizz tablets per 750 ml (large) water bottle. This gives me the water and electrolytes I need and I can better decide what food I need to eat in addition, rather than getting sugars I may not need with every drink. Endurolyte Fizz tablets have a light, clean natural taste. I particularly enjoy the mango and the lemon/lime flavors.They don't make me feel bloated or upset my stomach. For some extreme rides, I may still add carbohydrate calories to my water, but for 99% of my rides, I prefer to keep only electrolytes in my water and carefully regulate my calorie intake with real food separately. Besides, I find eating real food is far more satisfying than drinking calories in your water. Everyone needs to figure out what works best for them, but watch the envious looks from guys who only have "miracle" carbohydrate powders mixed in their water when the rest of us pull out tasty real foods to eat.
Even with my bottomless stomach, especially with vigorous exercises, one waffle cookie will satisfy me through the routines, especially on the way back from a distant bike or jog loop. I have a huge appetite and feel hungry all the time especially upon strenuous exertion. I guess if I was to have a full meal w/ plenty of liquids (and pickle juice), that would be the ultimate. But we all know full meal would later weigh down and hinder the performance; therefore, Honey Stingers are the happiest medium to reduce the Bonk.
Wild Berry and Chocolate Stinger compliment the taste-buds just as well. As a matter of fact I go biking as an excuse to scarf down on those wafer-like cookies (j/j). Buying the Stingers in bulk (box of 12 and etc.) are ideal.
I live in AZ and hydration is important all year . Especially in the warmer months. I do 50-60plus miles nearly every weekend and I donï¿½t cramp or dehydrate. They taste great as well. Grape is my ï¿½Go toï¿½ flavor
My husband is a Wildland Technician and is out fighting fires, cutting tree, and working his butt off everyday. These magical tablets help him keep his electrolytes up so he can continue to work hard. Easy to drink and carry with you anywhere!