Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Florida
Bikes: '66 Raleigh Superbe, 80 Nishiki Maxima, 07 Gary Fisher Utopia, 09 Surly LHT
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It seems like the ill effect comes from an insulin spike, caused by foods with a high glycemic index, full of simple sugar. Oatmeal is low GI, so the effect on speeding up glycogen use should be minimal. Perhaps the psychological crutch of feeling full is worth the small (possible) ill effect on performance?
On the other hand, if you are shooting for a personal best, riding in a triatholon, etc., then you probably need every little edge you can get. My key events last all day, so not eating a couple hours prior is unthinkable. Not eating donuts and pancakes with syrup, o.k.
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