Your bike riding drainsthe glycogen stores in your muscles. Glycogen fuels the body for your cycling workouts. Immediately after cycling, you must ingest nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein to stimulate glycogen synthesis and muscular repair. Consume carbs immediately after your workout to replenish glycogen levels in your muscles.
A 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates and protein works best and initiates an optimal recovery after exercise, according to a report from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published at the Bowling Green State University website.
An article published in "Medicine in Sports Science," research proves that chocolate milk contains an optimal 4:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio.
Load up on carbs and protein the night before your long bike ride! Eating plenty of carbs will give your muscles plenty of glycogen, a type of stored carbohydrate that turns into glucose to help sustain energy and endurance. Whole-wheat bread and pasta; other whole grains, such as quinoa or oatmeal; and fruits and vegetables are all nutritious sources of carbs. Include any of these in your dinner the night before a bike ride, as well as your morning breakfast.
The protein for breakfast you could have a nut butter sandwich. A good energy bar before your ride is also
good. Don't forget to hydrate yourself before and during
An excellent protein bar is
Quest Bar Banana Nut Muffin Protein Bar.
You could buy them all over check either Walmart or GNC.
I've used Quest bars, but stopped. Not great ingredients. Go for the ones with sugar in them -- yeah, sugar's not great, but it's at least real. But as to this post, I wonder if you're hydrating enough? You talk about insulin, but unless you've been scientifically tested while exercising and know you have a blood sugar problem, there's no way to tell if you have an insulin problem or an electrolyte problem or you're just overdoing it on some days when your body just isn't in peak form. As for eating during your ride, I'm not sure why you think sugar is such a great thing. The simple sugars you're consuming give you immediate energy but it also disappears immediately as well. Complex carbs such as the ones Gym mentioned stay around for awhile. And you're going to lose your teeth if you do this regularly (I speak as someone who is losing my teeth). If you need to eat unhealthy food to do something it isn't worth doing if you're not getting paid millions to do it.
I spoke to a Pharmacist and he said possible Hypo. I need to get a testing kit and he said take samples over the days to see if any underlying issues. Hmmm... Hopefully not diabetes. :(
Its better to consult a doctor about this just to be safe and tell him about your experience for you to be safe.
Actually i have a friend and he is diabetic when he started to do the biking t helps and lessen his sugar.