|A Moveable Feast|
Since this is a picture of a 50lb. bag of granulated, unflavored maltodextrin (the highly processed sugar of corn) milled at a plant in Iowa, you can understand why my answer is often met with a combination of bewilderment and disbelief.
I take a certain mass of odor-less, taste-less, pure-carbohydrate white power, mix it in a certain volume of water to a certain dilution, and drink a certain volume of the diluted mix every 20 minutes while moving. It doesn't even taste sweet.
My tolerance to Iocane powder is inconceivable! [Sorry, had to.]
When sold as Carbo-Pro in triathlon stores, two pounds costs $30-40. I bought this 50 lbs. bag for $100 and it lasted me 3 years. Because it doesn't really have most of the normal properties of sugar until mixed with water, bugs don't even notice it. [With these facts in hand, it shouldn't really surprise you that maltodextrin is the #1 sugar additive to cereals. Cheap, caloric, easy to store, tastes like whatever you add to it.]
For those who think that I can eat whatever I want because I am "always working out," 3-5 meals per week consist of 24-72 oz of this - a tasteless, clear liquid only slightly more viscous than water - and water. Not quite 3-Michelin-Star dining.