Food

Why People Are Skinny Fat and How to Fix It

Anyone who has not been living under a rock for the past 10 years has a good understanding what a skinny fat physique entails. Popularly known as the “dad bod”, skinny fat people are commonly characterized by a medium to high body fat percentage, paired with a substantial lack of lean muscle mass.Not to...

What Do You Eat Before Cycling?

Road cycling has witnessed huge growth in recent years, following the success of Great Britain’s elite cyclists. Elite riders can cover between 400-1000km a week, whereas their recreational counterparts can total over 300km a week. This high volume of training places importance on the diet to sustain performance and to help all cyclists improve their fitness. What...

Can you change your metabolism to ride faster?

We’ve all heard cyclists who are struggling to lose weight blame their ‘slow metabolism’ — implying that they burn fewer calories at rest than someone with a fast or normal metabolism.But does metabolism really work like that? Is it determined by the genes we are born with, or can we alter it through our...

These Are the Worst Pre-Ride Breakfasts for Cyclists

If you’re in a rush in the morning but still want to eat breakfast before heading out, there are some great, easy options. However, the main nutrition goal for your first meal of the day should be to top off your glycogen stores, not mess up your system. With that in mind, these are...

12 cycling nutrition ‘truths’, analyzed

1. Carbs make you fat Fiction! “On the contrary,” says Carly Tierney, nutritionist with DW Fitness. “Eating a diet packed with the right kind of carbs is the secret to getting and staying slim. The key thing is to choose the right types. Think less about reaching for crisps, white bread and pasta and opt for...

Low Fat Versus High Fat: The Best Diet For Cyclists Is…

Whether you’re looking to improve performance or shed pounds, you’ve likely heard someone mention a high-fat/low-carb or high-carb/low-fat diet. Both diets get media hype (one more than the other, depending on the week), which caused us to wonder: Which is better for cyclists? It turns out that—no surprise—the answer isn’t as clear as we...

How bad is alcohol for cyclists, really?

It seems that cyclists love their craft beers and wine as much as they love their coffee. After all, few things taste as good as a cold, crisp beer after a long day in the saddle while reminiscing about the ride with your girlfriends.But what are the potential consequences of those post ride catch-ups...

The Ketogenic Diet Boosts Fat Loss & Fights Disease

A 2014 review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health  states “One of the most studied strategies in the recent years for weight loss is the ketogenic diet. Many studies have shown that this kind of nutritional approach has a solid physiological and biochemical basis and is able to induce effective...

Rest & Recovery Tips for Cyclists

It is no surprise that scientists have been trying for decades to improve the process of recovery and reduce the soreness, injury and fatigue that result from training. Yet wading through the different research that has been produced can be baffling, contradictory and can lead to you making wrong decisions about your own training...

Bananas for Cycling: The Best Mid-Ride Snacks

When cycling, you need to tote a lot of water with you and a few snacks. Snacks are plenty these days, with most everything in a portable container or a "snack pack". So, what do you tote along? Well, while the options are plentiful, there are few that will help you fuel through the...
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