Training is essential for maximising your performance but eating the right food and the correct amount of food, will give you the energy needed for long days and sustained pace. As with any excercise program, diet is responsible for at least 70% of your results. Most folks think about eating "healthy" but pay no attention to the glycemic index of the food you are eating. Did you know, our favorite cheerios are only a few points away on the glycemic scale from refined sugar? The same for potatoes because of the starch that converts too quickly? This means cheerios is nearly useless for sustaining any energy level. Bran on the other hand, is very good and a sustainable food as are sweet potatoes.
Focusing on the glycemic index is not just for diabetics! Although, eating healthy and foods low in this index will go a long way for preventing diabetes and heart disease and give you great sustainable energy.
Last edited by SRB; 03-22-2008 at 03:57 PM.