I think everyone is obsessed with 'buying the right product' to 'improve performance and recovery'. People want a 'quick fix' - a nice neatly packaged solutions to all their perceived problems, yet almost nobody focusses on diet! It's all about 'suppliments'! Almost to the point where 'suppliments' BECOME 'diet', which is ludacrous.
My main question is what should I be looking at for -
1) a drink during endurance exercise,
2) what should I be eating/drinking post ride and
3) before I go to bed at night to aid recovery?
I'm a vegetarian and have just got back on the road bike and am building up some base miles in preparation for a good Summers' riding, and have what I consider a good diet. I loathe the hype and marketing bullsh1t involved in 'sports drinks' and 'dietary suppliments' - not to mention their super inflated prices - so what would people recomend for the following? Don't just shout out brand names at me - what core ingredients should someone be looking at for each, and what simple products would meet those requirements?