Hubby and I are just getting back into cycling after a couple of decades off. We're both 50+ and we're taking things slowly at first. Prior to re-entering cycling we were both walkers, so we are not in bad shape (relatively speaking). We're now able to ride 20+ miles at a time. Today we rode 16. I'm trying to make whatever modifications are necessary to our eating plan so that we get enough protein and healthy carbs to help rebuild muscle but also help us lose a little bit of extra weight (10-15 pounds).
As soon as we arrived back home this morning we each consumed:
1 Kashi TLC bar (7 g protein, 19 g carbs, 4 g fiber)
Then we fixed breakfast:
1 piece of toast w/butter (Hubby ate 2 slices)
1 cup coffee
I ate: 1 chicken tenderloin w/ 1 slice whole grain bread and mango/tomato salsa, 1 Tbsp or so peanuts, 8 oz. 2% milk
Hubby: PB&J sandwich on wheat, 1 orange
Late afternoon, I felt hungry so I had a snack:
1 med. apple
1 Tbsp. or so peanuts
Dinner will be:
Pork loin roast with leftover mango/tomato salsa
Grilled asparagus and red potatoes
Slice wheat bread
Fruit for dessert
Does that sound like a healthy balance of carbs and protein? Anything I should add or delete? Speaking for myself, my energy is good; in fact I haven't felt this good in years.
I can consume more than Hubby and I get hungry sooner since I regularly eat 4-5 times thoughout the day and never skip meals. Sometimes I feel hungry when I go to bed, and I wonder if that is a sign I unintentionally under-ate during the day. Should I not allow myself to feel hungry at all? I don't want to deplete my muscles and lose any strength.