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Pre-Commute Meal Ideas

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Created May 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I'm looking for ideas on a small meal before my bicycle commute in the morning. I have about 7km of various inclination to do one way.

When not commuting, I have eggs, veggies, cheese or bacon for breakfast.

When I commute, I usually have toast and peanut butter 30 minutes before I leave. I figure this will be digested semi-quickly and will provide some energy for the commute. I hate having to tack on 22g of carbs in my daily totals however.

Then, at work, I will have my eggs and such that I brought.

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on May 13, 2013
at 06:33 PM

why not just eat the eggs, veggies, cheese and bacon? 7 km is a very short ride -- no way the food is going to be a problem.

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on May 13, 2013
at 05:24 PM

it's worth a shot! good luck :)

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on May 13, 2013
at 04:53 PM

I'll try this out again, maybe I'll have positive results this time around.

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on May 13, 2013
at 04:48 PM

I did try this in the past and ended up feeling like crap for much of the day. At the time, I was doing 14km though. This is when I added the toast. I usually do the road trip in the evening and get in before supper.

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on May 13, 2013
at 04:28 PM

Toast (I assume you mean wheat toast) and peanut butter aren't really paleo. If you're going to eat anything before you'd be better off with a banana and maybe some almond butter. I agree with Aloha though that you could just take advantage of a fasted workout and get some of those benefits. If you're eating well you should have sufficient energy to make that commute np.

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on May 13, 2013
at 05:24 PM

it's worth a shot! good luck :)

E7f1f7f952c8ab01a47c186cbae92fbb

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on May 13, 2013
at 04:53 PM

I'll try this out again, maybe I'll have positive results this time around.

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on May 13, 2013
at 03:50 PM

Personally I would skip it, taking advantage of the benefits of a fasted workout, depleting glycogen, increased fat-burning, decreased insulin, increased GLUT-4 activation ("muscle nutrient receptors"), et al. If you ate carbohydrate the evening before you would have sufficient "reserves" for the ride (depending on previous activity of course).

Eat after the ride and depending on the intensity you would be in a great position to use all you ate for muscle recovery, repletion and building rather than any chance of body-fat creation.

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on May 13, 2013
at 04:48 PM

I did try this in the past and ended up feeling like crap for much of the day. At the time, I was doing 14km though. This is when I added the toast. I usually do the road trip in the evening and get in before supper.

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