The Olympics have been on a lot of people's minds recently and although cycling isn't a winter sport, it's never too early to start getting your nutrition plan ready. Our partners at GU Energy have a great plan designed by Olympic cyclist Mikaela Kofman.
WHAT DO YOU EAT FOR BREAKFAST OR MORNING SNACK?
Eggs + Avocado = Heaven. I am a big breakfast eater…it is definitely the best meal of the day. Unless I am on the bike for over 2.5 hours I generally won’t need to refuel until post training.
I am a huge believer in eating good food. I believe that you don’t have to weigh your food down in bad ingredients to make it taste great. I definitely eat for performance, but I also eat so that I can be creative in the kitchen. My breakfast always includes foods that will fuel me properly throughout the day. I try to stick to foods that won’t spike my blood sugar so I don’t crash mid morning.
WHAT DO YOU TYPICALLY EAT FOR LUNCH?
I love my homemade protein bread with peanut butter and banana.
Lunch time foods are determined by whether or not I am finishing training and need to recover or if I’m feeling up for a workout.
WHAT DO YOU TYPICALLY EAT FOR DINNER OR EVENING SNACK?
I definitely stick to a square meal: protein + veggies + starch.
My dinners are definitely based upon “healthy enjoyment.” I love to get creative in the kitchen, and dinner is the time of day when I am able let my creative juices flow.
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