If you feel like you’ve been pedaling so hard and still haven’t seen the improvement in your weight loss, then maybe it’s time to examine what you’ve been feeding your body. Losing that extra weight will not only make you look and feel better, it will also motivate you and give you more room to progress with your cycling. Learn how professional cyclists manage their diets to stay in top shape. Maybe you can learn some tricks from them.
· Breakfast. Runners burn a LOT of calories. They lose up to 4,000 calories every day. That’s why breakfast is important to them and it should be to you too. A good breakfast fills your tanks at the start of the day. Most eat oatmeal with fruit. Skipping breakfast won’t give you enough fuel to continue your workout.
· Hydration. It can depend on a variety of circumstances but, on average, runners consume a pint of fluid every hour. They drink plain water and add the fancy sports drinks and different mixes in there. But for those who aren’t professional runners, drinking enough water will still be beneficial. This will help you burn more calories as your body works to heat the water to your body temperature.
Eat throughout the day. Runners eat a lot as they burn more than 300 calories every hour. Some eat sports bars and gels, while others eat chips, sandwiches, rice delicacies, and fruit. While you may not need to eat as much, try to eat small portions between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This will keep your metabolism running. But take note not only of the quantity but also of the quality of the food you eat. Think lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates.
· Dinner. Most runners are served large amounts of meat for dinner: chicken, beef, and fish. To balance this out, they also consume their greens like kale and spinach. From this you can see how important lean protein is. This will help keep you feeling full longer and help you feel satiated. In addition, it also helps build and maintain fat-burning muscles. It is also recommended to have dinner before 8:00 p.m. Eating late at night signals the body to store fat that is not spent due to inactivity overnight.