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Old 09-16-08, 06:14 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-16-08, 07:31 PM   #2
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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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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.

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