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You can easily make your own electrolyte drink - it's cheaper than buying pre-made drinks/powders and you can make it as sweet or unsweet as you want. Basic recipe is :1 cup (8 ounces) water, not carbonated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Small pinch of salt (a teaspoon of salt contains 2,300 milligrams of sodium, so you need 1/20th of a teaspoon of salt—not much)
Flavoring and sweetener to taste (optional). Try Crystal Light Drink Mix, unsweetened Kool Aid, or sugar-free flavored syrups, or stevia or Splenda for "fake" sugar.

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Bluesgal question why no sugar? Is it because it will supposed to cause us to have  watery output? I ask because my body is literally the complete opposite of what foods and drinks are supposed to do. I can eat chocolate and it doesn't make me thin, muffins don't make me thick and sugar doesn't affect my output lol I'm an odd one lol .so was curious on the no and little sugar thing 


I've tried many different electrolyte drinks and then my nutritionist told me about LIQUID IV hydration multiplier. It comes in packets that make 16 OZ with water. I prefer the lemon lime which is not as sweet, sometimes I'll add some lemon juice to it. I get the 28 pack at Costco for $22. I lost 40 lbs. from 160 to 120 lbs. due to July ileostomy surgery so really need electrolytes as part of recovery. I'm drinking 3 - 4 a day and getting better every day. I go to my fitness center 4 days a week and am up to 140 lbs so fluids are important part of working out and LIQUID IV really helps.


Reply to crappycolondiaries

What about zero sugar propel??? I'm in love with those!

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