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    Senior Member tntyz's Avatar
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    Best time eat after a ride?

    Working to lose some weight and would like to know the thinking on when to eat after a ride to maximize fat loss. Eat right away? Wait? If so, how long?

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter when you eat from a fat loss perspective. From a performance perspective, you will more efficiently replace glycogen stores in muscle if you eat right after a workout. I figure better performance=longer faster ride next time=ultimately more calories burned=best fat loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclehen View Post
    I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter when you eat from a fat loss perspective. From a performance perspective, you will more efficiently replace glycogen stores in muscle if you eat right after a workout. I figure better performance=longer faster ride next time=ultimately more calories burned=best fat loss.
    I wondered about that. The alternative is less glycogen = burn more fat on the next ride (even though feeling like a dead man riding).

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    They say the "magic" window is 1 hour. Within that time the body will utilize more of the food to repair muscle damage which will help recovery and allow the body to not store quite so much.

    GOOD INFO HERE....
    Last edited by garysol1; 09-16-08 at 07:57 PM.

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