So much information comes from experts and professionals and what they eat and don’t eat, but is it really the best advice for the weekend warrior or fun rider or someone who just want to eat right and get fit?
When you are a professional and your life is to train and race, your body is your business (company) and your lifestyle is a very scientific part of your company.
You would also know your body and what works and doesn't work in training and racing. Through experience and experts advising and testing your needs on all fronts, a specific diet would be set-up for you.
A pro rider burns a lot more calories than the everyday cyclist and when a novice reads the advice in a magazine, it might just steer him/her in the wrong direction and instead of losing the unwanted weight, they gain weight.
Yes, energy drinks, energy bars and gels, are all there to train and race, but how much sugar do we put into our bodies through this, not to speak about spending a lot of money for this excess sugar.
Energy supplements are not wrong and if you know what to look for in the ingredients, you will make a wise choice, but before you start to train on these energy supplements and taking your recovery drink after each session, make sure you are doing a long or hard enough session which requires this.
Sometimes, real food is the better choice.
Have a good and balanced breakfast and there are many options:
Eggs on rye bread
Omelette with tomato and avo and cottage cheese
Sugar free and trans-fat free muesli with raw nuts and seeds
Oats porridge with added nuts to increase the fat and protein content
If you struggle to eat a big enough breakfast, don’t always reach for the, “breakfast bar” which is full of sugar and trans-fat, rather grab some raw nuts and dates
Check out the new range of, On-the-go meals from the Passion4Wholeness range, specifically designed to fill the needs of the sportsperson, the busy entrepreneur, the early gym warrior or having to take your breakfast with you on your early journey to a race.
There are 3 breakfast meals in a resealable tub with a carbon footprint, wooden spoon 😊 with milk powder:
125 g Muesli on-the-go (sugar free, all raw, nuts, raisins, coconut flakes, cinnamon, pumpkin seed)
120 g Active&Busy meal on-the-go (high fat, Banting friendly,gluten free, sugar free, VERY low carb, ground macadamia nuts, dried coconut, cranberries, chia seed, whey protein)
100 g Training&Racing meal on-the-go (low GI carb from grounded whole oats, coconut, macadamia flour, chia seed, whey protein, real cacao): Easy to mix with water for a quick to drink smoothie
Carb Conscious cacao 100 g (Gluten free, Vegan, Banting friendly: almonds, macadamias, cashews, chia seed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, cranberries, cacao
Carb Conscious Turmeric&Cinnamon 100 g (Gluten free, Vegan, banting friendly, nuts, seeds, coconut, cranberries, Turmeric and Cinnamon
Two, 50 g “smoothies-in-a-bag”:
Active & Busy
Training & racing
Both already contain milk powder and whey protein and the bag is resealable. What is unique about this, is that you can use the bag as your drinking vessel, so simply, open, add water, close and shake. Open and drink.
Eat REAL food and use REAL food as recovery smoothies as well.
Use plain milk in stead of flavoured milk and save on sugar and colourants or use the Passion4Wholeness, smoothies-in-a-bag
For more info on Passion4Wholeness visit their website and check out their amazing range of products.