What do you eat for fast energy ??
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whats best for fast energy
Jelly babies and harribo
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Energy Gel sachets
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Dazzzzbo



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: What do you eat for fast energy ?? Reply with quote

Hi I eat my banana's , pasta and porridge for my lasting carbs but what do you eat for your quick energy?? I have been using jelly babies and harribo but what about these packets of gel ?? are they worth the expense as a pack of jelly babies is only 60p?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porridge before I go out.

And with me I take a banana, Soreen, and Jelly Babies (in that order!)

It's generally only trips over 50 miles or so I pack the Jelly Babies.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use high 5 energy gels and find they work for me but only use them on the longer rides when I need them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive heard flapjacks are very good..
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jelly. When I used to swim the coaches always used to insist on us having jelly with us at galas. Other than that I just make sure I've had a good breakfast or meal before I even consider getting on a bike.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just munch on 3 or 4 Haribo's every so often throughout the ride.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porridge and berries for breakfast and a nanna or soreen
when I'm out...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont really do epic rides, but eat a good meal before I go then some jam sandwiches in the pack with an emergency snickers &refresher bar just incase.

Having seen several programmes on energy drinks and their effect, it shows them as negligible unless you are doing 10 hours plus of exercise for your average person, so im not willing to pay for nothing if you know what I mean...

Added to that they leave a horrible taste in your mouth... (I had a free sample from crc)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haribo Tangfastics are my current sweet treat, occasionally take a Snickers or Mars as well (only when the weather is colder!).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

porridge or weetabix for breakfast, banana and my wifes version of ras`s flapjack. if you`ve never tried it you can get the recipe from the link on his page,it`s really very good. and jelly babies of course Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shreddies or shredded wheat for breakfast and a banana or 2 in my backpack usually see's me through.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am ok for 40-50 miles with the food in my stomach but if I dont eat I start to feel dizzy and faint so try to keep munching along the way but you dont half get sick of eating sugar products IMHO.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started eating soreen when out riding. Seems to do the job.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to buy some maltloaf I didnt realise it was good for energy I also love the taste MMMMMMMMMMMMM.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Complex carbs prior to a big ride and I have found that cous cous works great for me as a pre tide meal.

Out on the trail, I generally don't eat unless out for 30 miles plus then I need energy food to keep me going.

Bananas are good for this but so is peanuts. They have a high fat content (twice that of any carbohydrate per g) so as long as you are exercising aerobically, then your body will convert the far to useable energy far more efficiently that carbs.

Aslo, I don't agree with sugar based 'energy' drinks / gels. Yes, you get a sugar spike and will feel better momentarily, but it wears off too quickly needing more sugar to keep you going.

I've also heard good stories about milkshakes if you bonk but have never tried this so can't comment from experience.

EDIT, a few beers the night before doesn't go amiss Wink


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