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3/17/14 8:19 P

Make sure and read both of those Feed Zone books. The former focuses on before and after, the latter on during.

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3/17/14 6:41 P

Thanks I was looking at that and have a copy coming into my local library. I think I have found a partial answer already.

When I called Boost their dietitian said I should be getting 250 - 350 calories an hour but more important 60 - 90 grams of carbs an hour. I love fig bars and see that 2 fig bars are 24 carbs and 120 calories so I can stuff lots of them in my back pocket and if they are calling for rain stuff some in a plastic bag. I know some of my rando buddies stick baked/boiled potatoes in their pockets for the carbs and salt.

Thanks for all the helps/suggestions

3/17/14 6:13 P

Also, have a look at "The Feed Zone Cookbook" and "Feed Zone Portables" while you're surfing around Amazon. ;-)

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3/17/14 4:51 P

Thanks for the tip I will look for it on Amazon.

3/17/14 3:51 P

I am going to share a great resource book that will answer all your nutrition questions about distance cycling. It is by Nancy Clark, a Registered Dietitian in sports nutrition. The book is reasonably priced, and you may be able to find it at your local library.

The title is The Cyclists Food Guide

Here is the link:

Your SP Registered Dietitian

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3/17/14 10:53 A

You're asking a question about a very specific individual situation. You're going to have to get the answer from someone who can see you, talk to you, and access your medical history. In other words, you're going to have to hire someone locally. You can't get the type of detail you're requesting for free on the internet.

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3/17/14 9:47 A

Not sure what type of Registered Diet/Sports Nutritionist help is available on this site.

Here the situation I'm asking help for. I'm starting back into ultra distance cycling and looking to try a liquid diet while riding. General thought is that you need 350 - 500 carbs an hour while riding long distance rides. My 1st ride is a 12 hr. ride. I was thinking of trying to try Boost as my liquid diet. When I called them they recommended their Boost Original because it has less fat content which would digest in your stomach better.

They also said that they would recommend 60-90 grams of carbs an hour which relates to only 250-350 calories an hour. I see my Cliff Bars only have 21 carbs so any thoughts of how to get more carbs in a hour. I know it's all an experiment and would have to practice before the race which is May 3rd. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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