Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
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I've been tracking (most days) wha I eat on Training Peaks, and it almost always comes out to be a 60-20-20 ratio, so for example today I ate about 4100 calories with about 89g of fat. I prefer to keep it down to around 60g, but even eating relatively lean foods it adds up fast. About 8g was from avocado, and about 30g was from various protein/energy bars, and most was low on the saturated fat. That's the biggest thing I watch out for is the saturated fat, of course after trans fat. I won't eat anything that has more than 0g trans fat, and avoid most things that have hydrogenated oils listed.
I don't bother to track what I eat on long ride days; Sunday I rode 140 miles and according to my heart rate monitor burned approximately 6000 calories. I know I ate a lot of carbs, a fair amount of protein, and relatively very little fat.