Diet information source

The diet of a Tour de France rider: How the pros fuel themselves while burning up to 7000 calories per day


The diet of a Tour de France rider: How the pros fuel themselves while burning up to 7000 calories per day
Mirror.co.uk

During the toughest stages, riders can burn up to 7,000 calories per day â more than double the amount the average man expends daily. So, in a sport of marginal gains and excruciatingly detailed physical preparation, what do the pros eat and how do they keep themselves going during a grueling three weeks? We asked performance nutritionist Ted Munson of Science in Sport exactly that question. Breakfast The first meal of the day will see riders eating fast digesting carbohydrates that are high GI (high glycemic) such as toast, cereals, rice pudding â general breakfast foods. They will also include a source of protein like eggs. The aim is to start the race with full glycogen â the main fuel when racing â stores. Riders will often use liquid carbohydrates in the form of smoothies, to get the nutrition that they need without the bulk carbohydrates. Pre-race The warm up will start up to an hour and a half before each stage. This will include muscle activation and warming up on the rollers. Riders will consume 500-1000ml of fluid in the morning of a race. This fluid will always contain electrolytes, particularly sodium, which helps the body absorb and use fluid more effectively. This is also a good opportunity to take on some pre-race fuel. Around 15 to 30 minutes before, riders will consume around 25-30g of carbohydrates to top up energy stores. This usually comes in the form of an SiS energy bar or rice cakes, something thatâs easily digestible.

full story

 read more

Related news

Knox Schools ignores Trump rollbacks of school nutrition guidelines
Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee - September 24, 2017

Jayden Gillam tipped back her head and took an emphatic bite of her pizza. Itâs her favorite lunch fare from the Gibbs Elementary cafeteria â along with the mashed potatoes.  âI donât get anything that I donât like,â Jayden said matter-of-factly on a Tuesday ...

more

Coke rejects charges of deceit in Diet Coke's name
MyAJC - October 20, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against Coca-Cola charging the company with falsely advertising Diet Coke — allegations that the company vehemently rejects.The plaintiffs say that, instead of aiding in weight loss, the drink actually promotes weight gain and – worse ...

more

Using Nutrition-Based Strategies to Manage Adverse Effects of Cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor - October 31, 2017

To effectively educate patients during these critical points in their cancer journey, oncology nurses need to understand common nutrition-related effects of cancer treatments. This article offers a practical review of evidence-based nutrition management of adverse ...

more

Fasting: A trending food idea and new frontier in longevity science
CNBC - October 20, 2017

"When you consume calories also plays a role," said Sebastian Brandhorst, data analyst at the Longevity Institute, based at the University of Southern California, who is involved in pioneering studies with what is called the fast-mimicking diet (FMD), a way to ...

more

Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term
The Guardian, New York - May 25, 2018

Obesity Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term Four drinks a day over eight weeks can help those at risk of heart disease, says study Obesity can be successfully tackled, at least in the short term, by giving ...

more

More from United Kingdom

Trending today

Stomach bloating: Add ginger to your diet to help reduce stomach ...

Stomach bloating can cause pain, as well as swelling, to the stomach.However, you could fight ...

City of Knoxville Understands Concerns Over “Road Diet” ...

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:00 am Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew SwadnerThe City ...

Cardiologist: Study validates benefit of Mediterranean diet

The editorial team at the New England Journal of Medicine may have had to eat a bit of humble ...

This man lost 300 pounds by treating refined sugar like a drug

Name: Sean AndersonAge: 46Residence: Ponca City, OKJob: Radio personalityMarital status: Divorced ...

Sick of the Mediterranean Diet? Consider the Nordic Diet

You may have noticed there’s a new diet creating a lot of noise in the health and wellness ...

Local Updates

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming