Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-09, 05:34 PM   #1
RideCO
Indefatigable
Thread Starter
 
RideCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boulder, CO
Bikes: 09 Motobecane Grand Sprint and a couple others not worth mentioning.
Posts: 519
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Carb-Protein-Fat ratio for cycling/general endurance...

What carb-protein-fat ratio does your diet consist of? I am re-evaluating my diet and looking for input. Currently I eat high carb-low fat (about 65-25-10) anyone have any thoughts?
RideCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-09, 07:12 PM   #2
dark13star
Mountain Goat
 
dark13star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
Posts: 2,244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I gave up tracking it several years ago. I now just eat quality whole foods, with lots of vegetables. The ratio doesn't really tell you anything about the quality of your diet. Eat lots of vegetables, organic if possible, and quality meats and fishes (grass fed and wild-caught) and it is a lot more enjoyable than calculating ratios and you get all your body needs. You do need fat in your diet and there is nothing wrong with the fat you get from olives and fish, etc., but most importantly I think health is so much better when enjoying quality food without trying to calculate its composition.
__________________
"I would be an historian as Herodotus was." Charles Olson
http://herodot.us
dark13star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-09, 07:55 PM   #3
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I track what I eat for an obnoxious health issue I am attempting to resolve. However, I do not focus on ratios. At one time I did focus quite a bit on lowering the fat content. After reading a few articles I decided to increase the good fat content of my diet and I believe that is helping me. It seems my protein consumption has dropped a bit and I will need to fix that shortly.
Today is 60-10-30.
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-09, 08:57 PM   #4
ericgu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RideCO View Post
What carb-protein-fat ratio does your diet consist of? I am re-evaluating my diet and looking for input. Currently I eat high carb-low fat (about 65-25-10) anyone have any thoughts?
It's more about the kinds of things that you eat than the specific ratio. Quality food, not too much processed food, enough fruit and vegetables.
__________________
Eric

2005 Trek 5.2 Madone, Red with Yellow Flames (Beauty)
199x Lemond Tourmalet, Yellow with fenders (Beast)

Read my cycling blog at http://riderx.info/blogs/riderx
Like climbing? Goto http://www.bicycleclimbs.com
ericgu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 11:05 AM   #5
TimothyF
Roll Tide
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Montgomery ALABAMA
Bikes: Windsor Tourist Diamondback Edgewood FRANKENBIKE
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am shooting for 55-30-15. I am two weeks into a concerted effort. I haven't been able to do better than 47-22-31. Today, though has been much better, so far.
TimothyF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 09:13 PM   #6
FreddyBoy
SmackTalk'rExtraordinaire
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: So. Jersey
Bikes: LeMond Reno
Posts: 293
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good fats vs. Bad fats.
An avocado has loads of fat but IMO one of the best foods you can eat in moderation.
Dark13 and the other comments had it right - It's about good wholesome foods. The less processed the better.
FreddyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-09, 09:40 PM   #7
dark13star
Mountain Goat
 
dark13star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 3 Carbon
Posts: 2,244
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreddyBoy View Post
The less processed the better.
And no HFCS under any circumstances.
__________________
"I would be an historian as Herodotus was." Charles Olson
http://herodot.us
dark13star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-09, 07:55 PM   #8
fghhunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: minnesnowta
Bikes:
Posts: 95
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go to SparkPeople.com, there you can track your food intake for FREE! You set the parameters of what you want to track, enter your food and they track it all for you.
fghhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-09, 08:15 PM   #9
arexjay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine is 60/20/20 today. Seems this is where I'm at most days. It used to be closer to 70/10/20, but I've been trying to increase my protein intake lately (and succeeding, apparently).

Honestly, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to this ratio. I look at it at the end of the day to make sure it's not horribly astray, but I don't try to eat to please it.

Like many have said before, it seems that not overeating and eating the right foods is much more important.
arexjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-09, 09:22 PM   #10
C_Heath
Its Freakin HammerTime!!!
 
C_Heath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Off the back @ 188 BPM's
Bikes: 2008 Felt F3 :)
Posts: 2,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
60/20/20 in the summer when I ride lots. In the winter my ****** has gained 15 pounds, I go 30/40/30 and ride indoors and it does pretty good at melting some fat.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
I don't like any other exercise or sports, really.
....

http://www.xxcycle.com/logo_w150h100/bmc.jpg
C_Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-09, 12:32 AM   #11
Val23708
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NorCal
Bikes: Cervelo R3 (Force)
Posts: 2,457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
65/10/25 for racing
Val23708 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-09, 08:00 AM   #12
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Richard Cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
Posts: 2,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Yeah - I'm in to it - I'm doing 63.554 to 21.55778 to 14.33223 mix - man it's GREAT! (the rest is non-specific consumable fiber/ash, which may or may not have 4% or less digestible metabolic components)

Oh- puuleeeeze..........
Richard Cranium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-09, 08:53 AM   #13
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
Yeah - I'm in to it - I'm doing 63.554 to 21.55778 to 14.33223 mix - man it's GREAT! (the rest is non-specific consumable fiber/ash, which may or may not have 4% or less digestible metabolic components)

Oh- puuleeeeze..........
dude....I think you need to a be a little more specific.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:07 PM.