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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    I have a rest week this week (1 hour rides @ 100 rpm, HR no more than 75% max) and I don't know what to eat. Should I just eat like normal, or try to eat a lot of protein or carbs? Thanks!

    Rest week food is similar to rest week training. The same, but less. Actually, you can shift away from carbs (add protein % & maintain fat %) a bit since you're not using them for fuel this week, but that's not really necessary. Don't over-think it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    After rides, I like to eat as much protein as I can find (I really need to get some more protein bars). Last night after 2 hours with a 5x5 @ 100% I ate a fried egg and cheese on a bagel, raspberries, a hand full of almonds, banana, and a bowl of no-fat yogurt + granola. That's about as much protein as I can find. One question though:

    I have a rest week this week (1 hour rides @ 100 rpm, HR no more than 75% max) and I don't know what to eat. Should I just eat like normal, or try to eat a lot of protein or carbs? Thanks!
    That's not much protein if it was just one egg.
    And I agree with Fat Boy's comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    Rest week food is similar to rest week training. The same, but less. Actually, you can shift away from carbs (add protein % & maintain fat %) a bit since you're not using them for fuel this week, but that's not really necessary. Don't over-think it.
    Sounds good, what would an example of this be like?

    @rkwaki - Aw really? Darn, I'll add another egg from now on then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    Sounds good, what would an example of this be like?

    @rkwaki - Aw really? Darn, I'll add another egg from now on then.
    I know you are a young fella living with your parents. A couple of staples I would encourage you to speak to them about getting in the house are:
    1. Lots of Eggs
    2. Liquid Egg Whites
    3. Protein Powder
    4. Ground Flaxseed

    If you are eating eggs mix two eggs with 1/2 cup of egg whites, some steel cut oats and turkey bacon for breakfast. Protein Shake (1 scoop) and ground flaxseed (1 tablespoon) for post ride
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    Ive been using this for the past few weeks...as opposed to other protein powders its treating me well. Tastes like **** when added to my rice milk. So Ive been added half a serving to my yogurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    Sounds good, what would an example of this be like?

    @rkwaki - Aw really? Darn, I'll add another egg from now on then.
    OK, on the yogurt side, go with unsweetened greek yogurt (much better carb/protein ratio). If you need it sweeter, add berries or some stevia (granola usually has plenty of sugar). For snacks, eat 1% cottage cheese or beef jerky. Avoid corn or potato chips. Eat fewer sandwiches of things. If you want a hamburger, then just eat the burger. If you _have_ to have bread with it, then just use one side and make the other side a big leaf of lettuce. Get 'low carb' whole wheat wraps and make your 'sandwiches' with those.

    Nuts are also a good snack. They don't have much protein (compared to say, jerky...they're mostly fat), but most nuts (not peanuts) have a lot of good fat in them. They also stick with you fairly well as opposed to chips or something that your body burns in about 2 seconds. Baby carrots are also one of my snacks (although they are pretty much all carbs, it's not much).

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    Thanks for the info guys, I'll be sure to try some of that out!
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    My hectic life the last few weeks has forced me towards less home cooked and more quick and easy stuff.

    I've gotten a lot of my protein from canned tuna/sardines. Any opinions? I get the water kind, not oil so it's typically 1-2g fat to every 20g of protein. I usually toss it in a salad or eat it w/ eggs and toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walrus View Post
    My hectic life the last few weeks has forced me towards less home cooked and more quick and easy stuff.

    I've gotten a lot of my protein from canned tuna/sardines. Any opinions? I get the water kind, not oil so it's typically 1-2g fat to every 20g of protein. I usually toss it in a salad or eat it w/ eggs and toast.
    Good choice. Watch you don't get stinky finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walrus View Post
    My hectic life the last few weeks has forced me towards less home cooked and more quick and easy stuff.

    I've gotten a lot of my protein from canned tuna/sardines. Any opinions? I get the water kind, not oil so it's typically 1-2g fat to every 20g of protein. I usually toss it in a salad or eat it w/ eggs and toast.
    Get the sardines in virgin olive oil (not soybean). FAT is not a bad word if it's the right kind.

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    So I've tried out the sweet potato thing a couple times over the last 2 weeks or so. I wash it, salt the outside, wrap in in saran wrap and then nuke it for 3-4 minutes (depending on size). I shoot for small sweet potatoes, about the size/shape of a banana. I cook them at night and then stick them in the fridge for the morning ride.

    The salt on the outside it key. Gotta have a little. Also, you'll want to tear the plastic wrap open a little before you stick it in your pocket. They're tough to open otherwise. Beyond that, it's an easy thing to to carry and eat. If you like sweet potatoes, then it's a good, mild snack that isn't the normal bar or goo.

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    Bump cause I have some reading to do.
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    Bump cause I have some reading to do.
    You've got my email as well...
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    I missed this the first time around. Good info in here, only got through a couple pages so far. I'm currently in the "I don't know what I'm doing but I'm heavier than I want to be and this season is a wash anyway so let me try to diet slowly while training hard and see what happens" mode. So far as good. Down a few lbs, still getting faster.
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    We got one of those drink smoothie making blender things. It is getting a lot of use. Here is a typical breakfast now (quantities approximate):

    1 banana
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 cup cherry juice
    2 big collard green leaves
    1/2 cup oats
    3 eggs
    handful of almonds
    sprinkle some cinnamon and some salt

    Everything is raw. Blend it all up and drink it down. Tastes great (honest), takes about 3 minutes to make, 1 minute to clean up after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    So I've tried out the sweet potato thing a couple times over the last 2 weeks or so. I wash it, salt the outside, wrap in in saran wrap and then nuke it for 3-4 minutes (depending on size). I shoot for small sweet potatoes, about the size/shape of a banana. I cook them at night and then stick them in the fridge for the morning ride.

    The salt on the outside it key. Gotta have a little. Also, you'll want to tear the plastic wrap open a little before you stick it in your pocket. They're tough to open otherwise. Beyond that, it's an easy thing to to carry and eat. If you like sweet potatoes, then it's a good, mild snack that isn't the normal bar or goo.
    Love me some sweet potatoes while riding! I also do the same with regular potatoes and a little bit of parm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    We got one of those drink smoothie making blender things. It is getting a lot of use. Here is a typical breakfast now (quantities approximate):

    1 banana
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 cup cherry juice
    2 big collard green leaves
    1/2 cup oats
    3 eggs
    handful of almonds
    sprinkle some cinnamon and some salt

    Everything is raw. Blend it all up and drink it down. Tastes great (honest), takes about 3 minutes to make, 1 minute to clean up after.
    That's what she said...




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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    We got one of those drink smoothie making blender things. It is getting a lot of use. Here is a typical breakfast now (quantities approximate):

    1 banana
    1/2 cup blueberries
    1 cup cherry juice
    2 big collard green leaves
    1/2 cup oats
    3 eggs
    handful of almonds
    sprinkle some cinnamon and some salt

    Everything is raw. Blend it all up and drink it down. Tastes great (honest), takes about 3 minutes to make, 1 minute to clean up after.

    Today's breakfast:

    All in a blender:

    a cucumber
    several handfuls of kale
    Several clumps of broccoli
    a chunk of ginger
    several cloves of garlic
    4-5 stalks of celery
    some pineapple
    some blackberries
    a banana that my middle one took a bite of and left
    1/2 cup flax seed 'milk'
    1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
    ice

    It tastes OK. Not great, not bad. It would be better without the garlic, but that's supposed to be good for you. It makes a complete blender full of 'Soylent Green'. Down the hatch. I don't have any real recipe per say, it's just a matter of what's in the fridge that needs to go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    That's what she said...




    See I will hijack even my own thread...
    eat **** <-- not nutrition advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    eat **** <-- not nutrition advice
    Though a recent Stanford University study showed that eating **** is easy on the digestive system (as it has already been through the intestine) and is a good source of protein...
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Though a recent Stanford University study showed that eating **** is easy on the digestive system (as it has already been through the intestine) and is a good source of protein...
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    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post

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    Last edited by gsteinb; 06-19-13 at 05:50 PM. Reason: too far
    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    If you're eating processed meat, you already are eating ****.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    What's so funny is I was just being a goofball...
    Apparently I am a visionary...
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    Completed reading and bookmarked. One of the most informative threads I've read here. Nice!

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