Post-ride food that contains protein
Everyone knows that you should replenish within half hour of finishing a ride
I don't for one. I expect there are others. In fact, if you did a census, you'd probably find that 95% of everyone in the world didn't know that, or for that matter, that the suggestion itself was untrue. In which case nobody knows it.Posted 8 years agoGavinBSubscriber
I generally just have a Forgoodness Shake thing, or if I've run out then a plate of cereal with a banana. They are quite expensive those drinks though, so I tend not to have them lying around all the time. If I'm feeling really 'bonked' then I sometimes make up a milkshake with a couple of bananas, oats and add some raw eggs. But, that's something that I'd recommend too often 😐Posted 8 years ago
Research shows that combining protein with carbohydrate in the two hours after exercise nearly doubles the insulin response, which results in more stored glycogen.
(for the link above)
note that someone last week suggested that the insulin spike from consuming carbs led to diabetes. Also the article is addressed to athletes which most of us aren't
sfb – it's to help with repairing muscles.
I don't ride hard enough to damage my muscles, unless I fall off :o)Posted 8 years agoI_did_dabSubscriber
Back in the old days no one had fridges so a few hours in a coolbag in the back of a car is nothing. Bearing in mind that if you've ridden over any dirt you'll already have ingested a fair few pathogens 😯 , so I'd doubt that a chicken or egg butty would kill you. I favour Muller Rice myself…Posted 8 years agojonbMember
I have found UHT milk drinks to be good. My personal favourite are 9 bars (by wholefoods). They are essentially cereal bars but protein rich and tasty. Failing that I take a recovery drink in a bottle and add water when I want it. Available in Sainsburies.
As for proper food, I dunno, Pasta pesto bulked up with cheese and pine or cashew nuts would keep.Posted 8 years ago
Thanks for replies.
OK, an example. I do like the Forum Rides, some of which are some distance away. I always take a sandwich for lunch but if you have been riding all day and breakfast had been at 6.00 am, then by the end of the ride, I need food! Could take me a couple of hours to get home by which time appetite has disappeared.
My priority is food that will help my body to recover.
Of course it would be nice to finish every ride with fish and chips on the beach as we did at Exmoor recently. 😆Posted 8 years agocrikeyMember
SFB, I know you're sceptical about this, but it makes a massive difference to me; did 70 miles on the road yesterday, riding hard as we could, then got up today and rode at Glentress; drinking a protein recovery drink made it doable…
I'm as sceptical as you about many things in cycling, but this works.
Get a cool box, mix up your drink, drink. Easy.Posted 8 years agoroadie_in_denialMember
Chicken sandwich would be my reccomendation. A few carbs and some protein. Seems to be just what you're after, no? If the chicken really is a no no, then spinnach or any other dark green vegetable could be used as a substitute.
How long are you riding for and what are you trying to achieve from eating immediately after a ride? Gaining energy to get home or are you trying to do something properly scientific and intake the proper ammount of protein to repair the muscle you've damaged during the course of the ride?Posted 8 years agomarsdenmanMember
Or finish ride at pub
having dropped off th'ill yesterday, rolling along to the Riverhead Brewery Tap, (for important fluid intake, well within 30 mins of the end of the ride..) I found myself idly pondering…..Posted 8 years ago
as they can, and do make their own ales, all manner of flavours etc. what are the chances of creating a post ride 'Electrolyte Ale'…….
Really must run that by the landlady when i'm next in…. 😉GavinBSubscriber
CG – there's some 'readers suggestions' linked on that page too, with their ideas on what you can eat.
Some are clearly very American eg lots of peanut butter and jelly suggestions, but some may be useful.
Just looked, and if you replaced the raw egg with some protein powder in that milkshake I suggested a while back, you'd be sorted, as its got loads of carbs in there, just needs some protein -hence why I tend to throw in an egg.Posted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
OK, an example. I do like the Forum Rides, some of which are some distance away. I always take a sandwich for lunch but if you have been riding all day and breakfast had been at 6.00 am, then by the end of the ride, I need food!
You not eating enough of our cake! 🙂
Could take me a couple of hours to get home by which time appetite has disappeared.
As you can tell by my svelte figure, that's something which I find totally alien in concept… 😉Posted 8 years agoScienceofficerMember
Anything meat based for protein is likely to take too long to digest and you may well miss your 'optimum window'.
Go for simple proteins like those found in milk and whey protein – there's a reason why body builders use it.
I go for UHT based milk drinks for recovery, its not like I'm training for the Olympics.
For the last 6 months I've been making specific effort to eat during the ride, which is something I've never been very good at. I'm eating an Elevenses raisin bake every 30 minutes. I've been surprised at how much this has reduced by multi-hour fatigue and my general state at the end of a ride too. Perhaps you ought to try stuffing something in during the ride too?Posted 8 years agoasdfhjklMember
A shaker bottle with some scoops of protein powder and some finely cut oats. Add water when you're ready to drink. I also like chicken sandwiches – it'll keep for a lot longer in your car / rucksack than you think!
Or find a shop and buy some chocolate milk. It's magic post-workout – a pretty well kept secret amongst weight-lifters.
I'd avoid the peanut butter and jelly sandwich idea (as delicious as it is!), the fat in the peanut butter will slow down sugar uptake which isn't ideal after exercise – you want to make the most of the small window where insulin is on your side 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Everyone knows that you should replenish within half hour of finishing a ride. But if you have travelled some distance and are unable to keep anything chilled, what proper food can you eat that contains protein?
Don't want any more energy drinks or bars. I need proper protein to help my decrepit body repair itself. Apart from a tin of tuna, is there anything else?
Thank you so much. 😀Posted 8 years agosingletrackmindMember
Ok , so a Thermos flask with some low fat milk, hot chocolate powder , whey protein powder and maybe a bagel for some carbs is the answer. Plus a banana and maybe some dried fruit to munch on in the car on the way home.Posted 8 years ago
Seems simple enough but how much whey protein ?
I think we are talking about all dayers here of the 25+ mile length, not an hour round the local woods .
drinking a protein recovery drink made it doable…
it's psychological – I've done similar things (though without road riding) with no thought whatever to what or when I ate. This kind of thing only matters if you're operating at the limits of what the body can do – which I would never try as I just want to have fun and take pictures of women's arses 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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