Whether you’re cycling on a medium range or during an intensive workout, it is obvious that your performance will be related to what you have eaten previously. An average cyclist burns out 300 calories an hour, therefore you can eat without worrying about getting fat. However, when talking about cycling, it is not a matter of how much you eat, but about what are you actually eating in order for you to achieve the right amount of energy. So, what should we eat?
Proteins also stimulate the formation of glycogen, as they are important substances used in tissue (re)construction. Beans, eggs, milk, cheese, nuts and vegetables contain proteins that are easy to digest. For instance, meat is obviously a rich source of proteins but it is not easily digested. This may come as a problem when going cycling as your body will be focused on your stomach rather than your muscles.