Aside from watching what we eat during the day/not riding, what do you guys recommend during rides. I mean, I know for shorter rides, gels are good for quick burn energy and sustained mixes are good for long rides, and then you have the after ride muscle milk style drinks, but I have been told by a lot of people that if you aren't doing intense rides/workouts, drinking some of this stuff with lots of whey protein and what not will cause you to just gain weight/bulk up. My girlfriend and I are trying to figure out the best pre/during/post ride items to help the weight loss. We tend to see how hungry we are before and if we haven't eaten in a few hours, we eat a Cliff/Luna bar, and we use Hammer gels during our rides, then use gatorade during/after to help. And after, we eat dinner usually consisting of protein/veggies. Would using the sustained energy mixes for our longer rides, 20+miles(these will go up when she gets used to riding), and the after workout drinks have negative effects?