Member Question: Lightheaded and Dizzy After a 1.5-2 Hour Bike Ride

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Member Question from bkelly5:
Generally I bike for 1.5-2 hours, and by time I'm on my way home I'm shaky. When I get home I usually have a headache, am nauseated, and have trouble moving around. I'm guessing this is because I've burnt up all my energy? My question is what should I eat before or during my workout to prevent this? I'm trying to lose weight so I don't want anything that's too high cal...any suggestions?
 

Answer:

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could always rely on a no-fail nutrition plan? Depending on the type of foods consumed in the daily diet, timing of foods and/or quantity of food, you will either feel absolutely great for a workout or feel really, really, really bad. Eating before a 90 minute - 2 hour workout is more of an experiment rather than a formula. However, the science behind nutrient timing is really an experiment of one rather than a guessing game or following a friends’ nutrition plan. [.....]

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date: September 24, 2008

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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