TikTokers Ask, “Does Eating Sour Candy Before A Workout Help?”

For most of us, working out is something we do because we know we should, we like how it makes us feel, or we’re looking for specific results – not because we love the process.

I hear there are some people who actually enjoy it, but let’s set them to the side for now.

If you’re the former type, you probably try everything to ensure you’re getting the absolute most out of your workout, because the less time you have to dedicate to exercise the better, right?

Well, what if I told you that eating sour candy before exercising could help boost your results?

To find out if it’s true, writer Chris decided to give it a go and report the results.

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TikTok promised that eating sour candy before hitting the gym would enhance your workout by boosting both your energy and performance.

Chris took notice.

“Folks have actually been talking about this for quite some time, but recently I’ve seen it more often, with most people specifically using sour candy, and many insisting that it results in a better pump (muscles looking bigger from being filled with blood during workout) and more sweating.”

So, he bought some sour candy and took it to a morning leg workout to start testing the social media claims. He hate some candy on his way there, and says that he felt a burst of energy a little ways into his workout. Overall, though, he didn’t feel as if the workout was that far outside the norm.

When he compared the candy-workout stats with stats from a normal leg day, though, he was surprised to find that the candy day results in 102 more burned calories, a 15-minute longer workout, and a higher heart rate through the entire thing.

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He tried it again, on shoulder day, because everyone knows that scientific results have to be replicated before anyone will take them seriously.

Again, he compared his stats with stats from a no-candy workout, and found that the candy did seem to have a positive impact on his output – the candy workout was longer by 17 minutes, burned 100 more calories, and resulted in a higher average heart rate.

He also reported that he felt as if he was quicker to break a sweat.

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After that, Chris felt comfortable saying that sour candy is a quick way to give yourself a better-than-average workout, though of course having extra calories stashed all over the house might negate your results in the long run.

As ever when taking advice from TikTok, be careful out there.

And remember that moderation is key.