Mrs H wrote:
Marti wrote: Do you increase your protein intake after rides? Eliza got me onto some WPI (whey protein isolate) powder earlier in the year after I complained that I get really hungry after the MRR and think about eating the whole day. You mix it up with water or milk into a milkshake and have it with your breakfast (important to eat some carbs so you digest the protein properly). I find if I have that after rides, I'm only marginally more hungry and it takes the edge off. Eating tuna, sardines, chicken or any other forms of protein would also be good but I find the WPI very convenient.
What is the name of the WPI you use?
So far today I have eaten cereal for brekky, a brunch bar, and then mungered my way through a PACKET of biscuits. (never leave the biscuits on your desk- you cant stop eating them!). I am still hungry and am fantasizing about what to have for lunch.
I need to try something!!
I get hungry a lot and found that carbs alone doesn't do the job. Too much sugar and the insulin you produce then just makes you more hungry. A bit of fat and protein helps curb the hunger.
Milk shakes are good. I drink soy milk. Sometimes the flavoured ones, alone (like a BigM but soy milk)
Or I have soy protein. I like the GNC proteins. The WPI is good but it has too much lactose in it for my liking.
Have a bit of protein at lunch. Tuna and chicken are good, in a sandwich, or pasta.
Muesli bars and dried fruit is good to snack on.
Stay away from simple sugars.