Post ride carbs and compromising Ketosis
Me: Overweight but dedicated 42 y.o. cycler who bikes for excercise and the sheer enjoyment of it. I do 15 hilly miles 3 - 5 days per week (damn travel, pays the bills) on my Trek 2100c.
My neighbor, the accomplished race-grade roadie with the $5000 custom built bike is cautioning me that I need to eat some carbs after a ride to restore glycogen stores to allow the muscles to....... whatever they need to do between rides.
Like most skinny roadies, he regards the low carb thing as voodoo nutrition science, so I don't try to press my point home about wanting to maintain ketosis before and after the ride. Fact is though, I don't know enough to have an in depth discussion with him about it.
I'd welcome comments regarding his assertion, and how it might apply to a fat guy wanting to lose weight via a low carb lifestyle while trying to bump his riding performance.