Just empty calories, IMO.
What you eat on a daily basis affects energy levels on short runs much more than what you eat right before or during.
When I go for distance MTB bike rides 90 minutes or more I usually take along some dates or dried mango for a quick sugar boost if I start feeling tired. But that is some serious distance.
It all comes down to the quality of the foods you are eating. Eating lots of vegetables, protein and healthy fats will make you feel energetic and healthy. Foods with minimal nutrition for their calorie content will leave you tired and hungry.
Best to you.
Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 5/8/2013 (21:47)
JERF - Just Eat Real Food
I eat vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!
Goal weight 125lbs
35 years old
Keeping my blood sugar levels consistently under 101 mg/dl or 5.6 mmol/L with my LCHF diet.
| current weight: 125.0