The foundations for successful riding
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I ride (mainly to lose weight at this stage) in the morning, before it gets too hot. But I dont eat before I ride.i get up at 6am, and ride at, say, 6:30 thru to 7:10. Then I eat porridge and sultanas. Then go to the office. (Where I bludge) for 8 hours.
Do you think this will work? I really dont want to get up any earlier,as it'd be dark.I go to work at 8am.
How should I be eating?
Thats supposed to be No EYE deer. D'oh..... How the hell did I do that?
personally i'd be eating before (and after) riding, but each to his own.
no need to get up any earlier - you'll get used to eating and riding with a bit of practice.
people's eating habits discussed here
It is best to have something to eat, before the ride, as this kicks off your metabolism for the day.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
In an article at BikeRadar.com it was suggested 1/2 a glass of low fat milk was sufficient to do this and it then allowed the body to use stored fat (?) for energy. That is breakfast to be had after the ride.
I can't argue on that point, as I am going on what most nutritionist say! I know I don't function very well on a half a glass of milk.
Loosing weight is all about puting in less calories than you use. You are only riding for 40 minutes so eating before is not essential just eat straight after your ride. Getting back to the reason you are riding loosing weight. I'd get a whole lot more scientific about how much energy you use and how much you need! Then work out an eating and exercise plan. Go here to have a look http://www.calorieking.com.au/ The book is great and has every thing you need but it does take time and effort.
I'd keep it to a minimum before riding, especially if riding for fat loss. If you eat anything with a significant amount of carbohydrate, the body will release insulin in response, and insulin prevents the body from burning fat as fuel.
I read about this suggestion in a BikeRadar.com article. You can find it here.
Uhhh, but that article says the complete opposite.
"But a carbohydrate meal 30 to 90 minutes before your ride will greatly turn down your fat burning engine, switching you to burn more carbohydrates.
Have breakfast after the ride then, and if you're going for over 2 hours eat breakfast on the bike in the form of regular carbohydrate foods - about 40 to 60g per hour."
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