Question; John “When should I have my energy drink or coffee?”
This is a great question. Energy is based on the consumption of food in the form of calories in macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats. It is the only form of energy there is. When you are tired you should start with a well-balanced meal to provide you the energy you need.
Energy drink or coffee should be utilized after a balance meal has been taken. Energy drinks are misnomers. There is a receptor in your brain called “fatigue receptor” and it tells your body to get more energy (eat) when you are tired. Caffeine is the main ingredient in diet pills, coffee and “energy drinks” and is called a “fatigue blocker” thus blocking the system. This is a problem because the system is still empty. It’s that same as driving your car and your gas gauge say full (fatigue blocker) but the tank is still empty. You can see the writing on the wall right – run out of gas.
These drinks should be utilized after a full meal to allow you to make it until your next meal. Remember your meals should (on average) be every 2-3hrs apart.