Well I'm new to the forum and have some questions for experienced riders. I've been riding a stationary bike regularly since July and have lost about 60 pounds since then. Right now I ride about 21-40 miles a day on different elevation settings. I hope to start riding a real bike once the weather here (St. Louis) warms up sometime in Spring. I was wondering what I should eat before or during the ride.
Right now I'm trying to limit what I eat (in terms of fat) so as not to gain weight but it sounds like a lot of you eat things I see as high in fat and/or carbs. For example I saw that someone ate oreo's before riding. I thought no matter what oreo's were bad because they have trans fatty acids and loads of other things that would give Dick Cheney a heart attack if he merely looked at them. I of course hate my diet which allows me to pretty much not have anything sweet. I would love to hear that eating muffins or even cookies could be alright if I ride for 30-40 miles a day. Any advice will be much appreciated guys and thanks in advance.