Ever notice how consistent and unanimous nutrition advice is? Over years of bicycling and eating, we’ve heard it all. Here, then, are the recommendations we’ve gathered…
Eat carbohydrates. Lots of carbs. That’s what endurance athletes need.
Your body recycles protein, so you hardly need to eat any.
No fat, no sugar.
Coffee is bad for you.
Eggs are bad for you.
You need protein. Protein builds muscles.
But not dairy. No dairy.
You’re over 40. Give the carbs a rest… especially grains.
Eggs are good for you.
Coffee is good for you.
Go vegetarian. Which apparently includes such “plants” as, um, fish.
Go vegan. (Or, as I call it, the “sensory deprivation” diet)
And if you combine these theories and sift out all their no-nos, you end up consuming nothing but collard greens, carrots, and distilled water.
Unless you’re taking warfarin. Then, no collard greens for you.
Well, I certainly hope this clears up allllll your nutrition questions!
Carrot stick, anyone?
Thanks for reading!