Eating more when riding

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  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    It is not me but another lady rider who is my husband's cousin. She is also a senior and she rides to keep her weight down. But lately she confided to me that her weight is increasing again maybe because she develops a bigger appetite when she rides. Perhaps the body is trying to compensate the fatigue with more food. My advice was for her to drink more, whether plain water or juice. Just drink to give the stomach a feeling that it is full.
     
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  2. Steve5

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    I can't really say for sure as there are many factors to this. But I find that people who are trying to lose weight tend to eat more. And you may be right about trying to compensate for her tiredness.

    Maybe she could consider drinking juice extracts. It's a healthy alternative to eating. Not only do you get the essential nutrients for healthy living. You also get a fuller feeling that lasts longer.
     
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    EvaBlack New Member

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    Agree with yoy 100%.
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    One needs to be aware of the lopsidedness of how quickly calories can be consumed vs how slowly they are used up.
    A female senior rider, I’m guessing she might burn 400 cals/hour riding. That’s less than a cupcake’s worth.
     
  5. Sujo Mathew

    Sujo Mathew New Member

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    Corzhens, Hi,

    Its a really good advice to her, I agree with you that digestion can get harder as rides get longer, so eat more solids at the beginning of the ride, and switch to blocks, chews, and other easily-digested foods during the final part of the ride. Don't worry about specific amounts of protein or fat, just eat what tastes good so you keep eating.
     
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    Yojimbo_ Member

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    Some fruit juices are loaded with calories. If someone wants to lose weight, fruit juices are the last thing they should be drinking.
     
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