not sure what i should eat before i go t for the long bike ride

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plbially

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Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 00:01
Hello, any suggestions helpful. I have been riding my bike 27 miles on weekends, was wondering what would be the best meal before so i dont get so tired , or should stop and eat a atkins bar or something? Question
bythejerseyb...

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Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 08:07
Hi, If you don't want to get tired eat a good breakfast w/ a carb and protein. Like an egg sandwich. Or sardines w/ toast. Then bring some snacks like fruit or yogurt. Also bring a sandwich for lunch. Right now I'm just trying to stay healthy and I'm not looking @ losing weight fast. All the exercise will take care of weight loss. If you don't eat enough, you can't bike as long. Good luck.
lemonpi

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Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 10:30
Hi,
I agree with bythejersey... even though you're watching your carbs , still eat a bit more than normal if you're working out strenuously. But choose fruits, and fruit drinks, granola snacks like trail mix, breakfast bars to take with you. Also drink a lot of water too, I think people forget that water gives you energy too while working out.
lenakh

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Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 11:28
Ahh, I like this thread. I went for a 25 mile ride yesterday and after 10 miles of hill (which I totally killed!) I got on the gravel trail. By that point my energy started dropping like crazy, so the gravel totally killed me. While sweating the last 5 miles I was thinking about the mistake I made by eating a very small breakfast beforehand.
One thing I always do on the rides - dissolve some Accelerade into my water. I has 4:1 ratio of carbs : protein and that's supposed to give you enough immediate blood sugar to burn + protein to rebuild the muscles. If you're on Atkins, you could try using watered down whey protein shake.
Studies showed that the taste of sugar (not sweetener, but real sugar) gives you more immediate energy. you don't have to drink a sugary drink, just add a tiny bit of sweet (you can even use just splash of juice). I think it tricks your body into thinking that more blood sugar is coming and it can afford to spend more energy on pedaling Smile
And yes - lots of water. While riding fast you don't notice how much you sweat and how dehydrated you can get. I usually drink two 24oz bottles of water with a scoop of Accelerade on my 25 miles rides.
~Lena

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plbially

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Posted: 06 Jun 2011, 09:27
Thank you to all that replied. I did have a better breakfast more calories, and i seemed to do pretty good. I think the water is very important also. The ride yesterday was awesome. it was sunny in the morning and i never get up that early to do anything! So nothing changes, if nothing changes! off I went in the am..awesome day!



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