Originally Posted by CastIron
Google up the government food pyramid. The only folks offering diet advice who aren't trying to sell you something.
i was gonna type up a nice response to this but you guys beat me to it
wins the prize for right answer by the way. There really isn't a set macronutrient ratio of what you should eat, contrary to some popular belief held by whatever diet/weight loss book is the flavor du jour. What's actually important in the macronutrients debate is the quality of your macronutrients, for example the quality of your protein (eggs and whey are the best, but a varied diet is crucial), quality of your carbs (obviously complex carbs are healthier than simple ones on the body, but when you're actually out riding, simple ones aren't bad), and the quality of your fats (lots of good, healthy non-rancid omega-3 oils, and monounsaturated fats as well; hydrogenated trans-fats shouldn't be in your diet at all).
But what's also important to look at is the quality of your micronutrients, something so overlooked today in sports nutrition. The body needs more than carbs, protein and fats after all.
Last edited by andre nickatina; 06-06-07 at 10:20 PM.