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Breakfast how much?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by cannondale boy, 26 May 2009.

  1. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Are you sure its not a Trifle Dish ? :biggrin:
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Is someone trifling with Plax?
    You'll be taken into custardy...
  3. Goffins

    Goffins New Member

    West Sussex
    A cigg and a cup of tea is all I have time for before setting off.
    But I always have Bannana in my bag and a Cranberry creal bar.

    + I always have a loaf of bread in the Fridge at work.

    So I ride in on empty, get changed then eat my Ceral bar, followed by my Bannana then 3 slices of white toast with butter and a cup of sweet tea.
  4. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    You should get 50% of the energy for the ride down your neck at least 12 hours before the ride begins.

    Example; 200km Audax, circular route. Start 08:00 Sunday. 16 Deg C average temp forecast.
    Total calorie expenditure 5000ish.
    1300 extra calories on Friday evening.
    1300 extra calories on Saturday.
    600 calories for breakfast 2 hours before the ride.
    600 calories at first control.
    600 calories at half distance.
    600 calories at third control.

    I'm trying to get rid of some flab, so I don't eat any extra on Friday evening, and reduce the feeding during the ride to 300 calories at each control.

    On a 100km, I have a 600 calorie breakfast and a 600 calorie snack at half distance.

    On rides less than 50 miles, I don't eat anything extra to my BMR.
  5. Evzie

    Evzie New Member

    Two bananas half hour before a quick 20 mile stint does me any more and i shove some toast in for good measure.
  6. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    A big bowel of porridge with some suger and a cup of coffee, start to get hunger pangs around 9.00am have my break at 9.30.
  7. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    There's going to be some very wicked comments about your method of cooking porridge.
  8. montage

    montage God Almighty

    I just eat as much as I can - usually this is a huuge bowl of cereal, but sometimes the toast, banana, smoothie, more toast, yogurt gets in there aswell.
  9. albal

    albal Über Member

    quick small bowl of c flakes before ride. on return tea, toast more corn flakes and yoghurt.
  10. Lisa21

    Lisa21 Mooching.............

    North Wales
    :tongue: I much prefer mine in a BOWL..................:ohmy:

    Seriously tho....do you really NEED to eat breakfast??? I very rarely do, maybe some cereal mid day but I dont feel the need to eat much early on.Went for a 26 mile spin today and apart from 5 bottles of water:ohmy:had no food and felt fine.Felt great infact! Had some cereal when I got home so in no danger of wasting away:biggrin:
  11. Breedon

    Breedon Veteran

    Ohh balls, i mean bowl but you knew that :laugh:
  12. Plax

    Plax Veteran


    Yes, you do;

  13. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

  14. Lisa21

    Lisa21 Mooching.............

    North Wales
  15. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    They say you should eat a little often.