Do you pack an energy bar and a bottle of energy drink when you head out for your evening training session? Do you do it simply because you think that’s what you’re supposed to be doing? If you do, you could be over-eating on a ride, and working against yourself losing weight. Here’s an idea of how much and what you should be snacking on during your ride. Follow these guidelines* during training to drop kilos, feel energised, and fuel your ride correctly.
*These may need to be tailored to your performance and body composition goals.
Click on the appropriate tab below, according to your ride’s duration:
For example: 300-400ml sports drink (containing glucose and fructose) PLUS energy bar or peanut butter sandwich PLUS carbohydrate gel or lean biltong or handful of nuts – per hour.
For example: 300-400ml sports drink PLUS 6 medium dates per hour.
For example: A large banana and water.