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Please help me with suggestions on the basics...
My eyes glaze over and my brain freezes up when Chris Carmichael starts going over ratios in his book.
I just want to know what some of you think is a list of good basic foods to eat for someone like me....here is my deal:
I am 46 years old and started road riding after total hip replacement in Nov. of 2000. Fell in love with riding and last year had a crash-free 3,200 mile season, a personal best. I ride to keep my weight down and because I enjoy the riding and the competition with myself in terms of how fast I go or how many miles I go in a season. I lost 30+ pounds last year, and now hover in the mid 190's....6'-1".
I ride mostly a 26-mile out and back route, 4-5 times a week going about 16-17 mpg ave.
What foods are the best to eat....what things are things to avoid....both in terms of keeping weight off and leg muscle recovery?
--I usually do not eat breakfast.
--I ride at about 10-30 in the morning for about 90 minutes.
--I eat a turkey sandwich, granola bar and fruit for lunch.
--Dinner a main meal....avoiding too much bread and sweets.
Other than that, what do you recommend?
I eat bananas a lot, but no tuna. I've read that tuna is a good one?