Camp PedalWORKS is not just about cycling.
Training is more than workouts. It’s also about proper nutrition, and recovery.
Over the years, I have refined my diet in terms of content, volume, and frequency. It took years, but after a lot of trial and error, I have learned what works best for me.
I eat very few things – oatmeal, fresh fruits and vegetables, wraps, veggie burgers, salads, and soups. No meat. Little bread. Few sweets. An occasional beer when it’s hot. My son asked me, “Don’t you get tired of eating the same thing all the time?”.
When I have, I don’t feel as well. Don’t feel as energetic. And, don’t cycle as well.
To some, eating is a social thing to be shared and enjoyed. I think of food as fuel. And, the better, more nutritious it is, the better I feel and perform. Eating is like putting gas in the tank. The higher the octane, the peppier the engine.
So I don’t vary my diet much. I’ve learned what works best for me, and stick to it.
Coffee. Water. Almond milk. Oatmeal. Fruit smoothies. Homemade veggie burgers. Wraps with tofu, rice, and chopped veggies. Vegetable salads. Lentil soup.
Some say it’s boring. I say it works 😂