lekoshe wrote:David_G wrote:My problem is if I eat too much sugary stuff my blood glucose level goes too high, but we all need the sugar in our blood to fuel our muscles
Ok, your blood chemistry may be different to mine, but "we all"? Nope, for most people that advice needs correcting. We use liver & muscle glycogen and dietary CHO, sure, but actually that "breakfast gel" you're sucking on will cause an insulin spike that stops my body from recruiting fat and stored glycogen. This would lead to using more glycolytic than oxidative muscle fibres, which fatigue much faster. So my primary fuel for endurance cycling is low-GI porridge oats plus my own body fat, supplemented by the long-chain carbohydrates in Perpetuem and the occasional low-GI bar. The result? A much smoother continuous energy release from multiple metabolic energy systems, multi-hour cycling endurance even at race pace, and easy fat reduction.
If you're riding hard it's thouroughly recommended to have up to 1.5gm CHO/hr regardless of bodyweight. That's a farken shitton load of carbs.
Unless you have a bucket of porridge for breakfast and the liver of an elephant then you could just about always be eating more on the bike.
Having said all of that there's definitely scope for individual variance. So what you're doing sounds like it works for you. guess I'm just rambling, and possibly contradicting myself