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Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
Follow up question should I eat some carbs right before exercise to raise my blood sugar? If I did so I suspect I would not lose weight, however weight loss generally does not occur for me during trainer season. My weight goal is to contain the increase to less than 10 pounds; so far so good this year.
If your blood sugar is back to normal after exercising, you burned teh carbs you ate before exercising. At that point, your weightloss will depend on calories in vs calories out. Of course, if you eat 1700 calories worth of pasta over rice with potato chips and ice cream on the side before riding and only burn 300 calories on your ride, it won't be the carbs that got you in trouble. But a 100-200 calorie yogurt/banana/gel/granola bar/etc an hour or so before a 500 calorie ride will give you a little boost without adding weight or throwing your blood sugar too far out of kilter.

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