Food

Dangers of GMO Foods

Overview According to the United States Department of Agriculture, as of 2010, at least 80 percent of corn and approximately 90 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are grown from genetically modified seeds. Genetically modified, or GMO foods, are crops grown from seeds engineered to increase yield and lower production costs. Proponents of...

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...

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...

Eat Without Gaining Weight – 35 Zero Calorie Foods to Keep You Slim

You don’t want to gain weight, so you are sensitive to know will your foods make you fat. But there are some foods you can eat without worrying, as they will not make you fat.Yes, there are some foods you can include in your diet, and no you will not need to count their...

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...

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...
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