Avoid hunger pangs, don’t gain weight – eating the right food at the right times will fuel your cycling If you’ve just started training for a race or you’ve increased your riding lately, the chances are your body is craving more food than ever. It might come to you in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning, or a couple of hours after your supper, but one thing’s for sure – hunger will come knocking when you least expect it.
The goal is to eat enough to support training without picking up excess weight: matching what you eat to your riding and timing your food intake correctly.
All that extra exercise leaves your body demanding more fuel, and it makes sure you know about it. Yet many cyclists struggle with knowing how much to eat. Should you give in to constant cravings, or stick with three square meals per day? Here we’ll tell you how to get your food intake spot-on, so you’re in no doubt when your tummy rumbles.
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To achieve this, stick to these five simple rules. 1. Eat straight after training
Eat 10-20g of protein and 20-50g of […]