NO to Soda!
Carbonated Beverages are a NO-NO before workouts! Carbonated beverages like soda are not a good choice before or during a workout because the carbonation can cause gas to get trapped in your gastrointestinal system and cause bloating and cramping. In addition, soda has too much sugar and will spike your blood sugar which results in a drop in both blood sugar and energy.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.