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Offline destination

The Cyclist Food Guide
« on: March 03, 2010, 08:22:51 am »
Have the cyclist food guide book here and have read that lots of cyclist have tummy troubles. Sometimes its a matter of eating the wrong foods at the wrong time. ie:heavy meals pre-climb. It sounds as though most of you have already become your own nutritionist (out of necessity) I am sure everyone has their own peculiarities concerning diet on the road.

I have an up coming visit with a gastroenterologist. One of the dr.s there is a cyclist. It would be to my advantage to be able to speak with him. Perhaps he would be "up" on his nutrition. (I personally do not consider en*sure as something viable for me to take.)

Right now my juicer has a crack in it and I am out of veggies to juice. So, I was not able to juice this morning. But, I do have at least 10 quarts of dried veggies. (juicer left overs) I have powdered some of the dehydrated veggies. Unbelievable stuff! TANGY!!! (Ginger)

It seems that I run into problems if I do not juice on a daily basis. I need the liquids as well as the minerals/electrolytes in this form on a daily basis.

Recently I acquired some kefir grains. At this time I am stirring the veg. powder in to the kefir. Sometimes I can handle dairy, and sometimes I cannot. For the time being, I am able to handle the kefir. I am thinking that kefir might be the way to go for me on a bike trip. I still have to figure out if this would be enough protein.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 08:25:06 am by destination »

Offline tonythomson

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 12:38:34 pm »
Are you taking your juicer with you?  If it is that vital to your well being you should be able to plug it in most of the time. Obviously if you are CCing it then no probs, however, I'm sure if staying in camp sites the office would allow you to plug it in if you explained the necessity.  In fact I can't imagine anyone refusing where ever if you ask with a smile.

They have let me plug in my cell phone on occasions.

I would also buy bottled water to ensure your tummy is ok if it is that sensitive. I guess you are going to have to do a lot more planning than the rest of us - but I'm sure it can be done. 
good luck
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Offline johnsondasw

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 08:45:07 pm »
I'm kind of the opposite.  When exercising all day, I don't have to eat as carefully as when at home.  In fact, one of the great things about touring is that I can allow myself more sweets, treats, caffeine, etc.  The hard exercise just seems to burn it all up, while at home if I don't eat right, I feel it for hours.

Good luck with your situation.  I'm sure you can make it work with careful planning.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline destination

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 10:27:02 am »
 Tony: Thank you. Right now I am going to go very slow. Stay in state until I can get a handle on this.
Will start with day trips, then over-nights, then weekends. I dont think I will need to take a
juicer along until I graduate to longer trips...definitely bottled water. Yes, lots more planning.


Johnsondasw: Thank you. I am hoping that I react the same way as you do. 
Typically I could not eat breakfast until 1:00 PM! Juicing has changed that.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 04:54:09 am by destination »

Offline Tourista829

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 11:27:13 pm »
I find this topic very interesting. Nutrition is the key to fueling up the body. I am often amazed at how many cyclists, suffer pain in their stomach and lower digestive tract. I find it difficult to always eat healthy when touring. If I can, I hit grocery stores, when possible, but one needs a lot of calories to fuel a six to eight hour ride, day after day. I would like to learn and encourage physicians and specialist to contribute to this topic. 

Offline destination

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 07:01:43 am »
Can anyone answer the question on why we make less HCL as we age?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 05:46:30 pm by destination »

Offline bikemanNY21

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 06:57:14 pm »
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Can anyone answer the question on why we make less HCL as we age?
I gues it's better to goole, there is too much info on it.
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Offline Westinghouse

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 07:13:49 pm »
There are light weight, hand-cranked juicers. They are not as efficient as the better grade electric juicers. They do a good job.

Offline destination

Re: The Cyclist Food Guide
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 08:06:07 am »
Thank you Westinghouse. I also found a book called "Green for life" where they use a blender for lots of green type smoothies. Perhaps a hand held juicer and a hand held blender may be easier to take along then an elec. juicer. I have not seen this book as of yet.