Nutrition is a critical part of any kind of physical training, regardless of your performance level. The choices you make every day about what and how much to eat are amplified when those choices directly impact sport performance, training, and recovery. Cycling is no exception. Those in training have huge energy demands and may need to eat up to 8 times throughout the day.
Meal Planning Tips
Cyclists in heavy training and young growing athletes may need to eat up to 6–8 times throughout the day to make sure their energy demands are met. A pattern of frequent meals and snacks can be useful to meeting extra energy and carbohydrate needs. It can hard to get your entire food requirement in only 3 meals per day. Planning and preparation is the key to success:
- Organise a weekly menu/shop online if time poor.
- Cook extra quantities and freeze extras into meal size portions that are ready to go.