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Basic Nutrition Plan For Cyclist (Updated Information)

People can see that when they go to the gym for doing the physical exercise training, there will be kind of training which cannot be separated from cycling although they only will do it on the static bike.

In fact, this training is really useful for the cardio training which is also great support be for people burning their fat. There is no question that people will not get the best support for their weight loss training program without the cycling training.

Maybe people will also think that it means that cyclists do not have to worry about their food consumption anymore since their job is riding a bike as like adult people do.

In fact, it will not be that simple because there will also serious goal which should be accomplished by cyclist and it will not be reached if they do not eat proper cycling nutrition.

Then, people can say that there is nothing better for cycling nutrition unless the food which can provide the cyclist with energy but of course not every source of energy will be good for them. For providing energy, the best nutrition will come from food with high carbohydrate and low fat meanwhile for hydration, fluid will also be needed.

Choice of Nutrition for Cyclist

People who have a diet program and also doing the physical exercise training for weight loss will find that they have to do the exercise which associated with the static bike and some of them will apply carbohydrate diet.

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Carbohydrate for them is a scary thing but it will be totally different for cyclist because it is carbohydrate which will become the most crucial cycling nutrition which should not be forgotten for every cyclist.

When cycling, we can assure that energy will be used for all the time for moving the pedal so the simplest source of energy which is carbohydrate will be the best match for cyclist energy source.

Of course, people should be selective about cycling nutrition including for the source of the carbohydrate. We cannot deny that some carbohydrate source with bad reputation such as refined flours and simple sugar should be replaced with healthier carbohydrate cycling nutrition such as comes from fruits, vegetable, and beans for example. Pasta, rice, and whole grain bread can also be chosen for this.

It will be better to combine it with lean protein and fat in a small amount. Those are what people should eat for fulfilling their nutrition need as a cyclist.

Time for Consuming Right Nutrition

In diet program principal, it can be true that people should not only eat the right food but they also need to eat it at the right time because the eating at the wrong time will bring failure to the diet program. People will also find the same concept about cycling nutrition.

The choice of nutrition is important but it is also important for a cyclist to eat at the right time. Eating before riding is a must and it should be done an hour before the ride with a small meal of carbohydrate snack.

People must plan their cycling time and the necessity of consuming cycling nutrition of course. For sixty minutes ride, people will need to consume about 30 to 40 grams carbohydrate every thirty minutes in the first sixty minutes. Energy bar or sports drink can be consumed for this purpose.

Within sixty minutes, high carbohydrate snack or meal needs to be eaten. Besides this, cyclist also has to remind their selves to drink fluids before riding, during riding and also after riding to make sure that their body stays hydrated. Dehydration is a big failure for cycling success and also the safety of the cyclist itself.

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