10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid When Working Out

9. Energy drinks

These quick fix energy drinks are supposed to be an easy way to boost yourself into doing a good solid workout routine, and also giving you a bit of perk in the morning before the gym, but have you ever stopped to think what is in them? Some brands of energy drinks contain upwards of 78 grams of sugar, which is the equivalent of 20 tea spoons! Hardly good for those who are counting calories. Another nasty surprise within these energy drinks is the caffeine content. With some having only a modest 30mg per can some can boast a whopping 570mg of the stuff, or 14 cups of coffee in a single serving!

Our advice? Avoid.