Cycle Diet, What to eat to stay Healthy

My Cycle diet over two weeks last summer. I have ridden the mountain bike about 300km and accumulated over 4000m of assent. And driven about 1500km. Camped for thee nights and stayed with friends. The car is simple it uses petrol, but the legs on the bike need a more complex diet.

Whole foods Diet for cycling

I have been following a whole food diet – that means I want to get my carbs, fats and proteins from foods that can give me all of these things in one hit, for example legumes.

Plant based foods

Plus I want to to stay healthy and not get sick. So I want foods that give lots of vitamins and minerals. What is the answer?

Nuts and seeds, high in protein and healthy fats.

Grains, rice, millet, quinoa.

Root vegetables, beetroot, carrot, lots of vitamin A

Flower vegetables, for example broccoli Β – a super veg

Leaf vegetables such as spinach or kale.

Along the way I have done training session too with army fitness friends and lake swam.

We have all been trying out this re-focus away from animal proteins. It has helped us feed us well and at the same time light making digestion has been quicker.

Organic food France

I am happy to say that from the breakfasts oats and nuts, lunches to dinners all of which have been different. With the Β huge range of vegetables in both France and Spain as well as the organic AB label, that French shops have, it is easy to change the foods you normally eat and add something new.

Life style changes

The diet is starting to become a lifestyle that is making meals ever-more tasty and interesting. Bon apatite

If you are interested in more details of my breakfast like a king, lunch and dinner then click here to see the evolution to a fuller understanding of ‘wholefoods’.

This summer cycle diet be what I ate last on my cycle tour but I will be continuing this way of eating long into the future.


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Written by

caspar chamberlain

Personal Trainer and Nutrition Advisor