Training for a big cycling event is no small feat; but fueling correctly with the right foods and portion control can be just as important as the gear you wear or the bike you ride. To prepare, I don't completely change my diet, but I am more careful about avoiding unnecessary sugars and fats. It's not a time to focus on losing weight (though all that riding does make one fitter). Rather, focus on eating well, as that and getting fit cuts down on your time and exhaustion. While it might sound intimidating, you don't have to give up an ounce of flavor to eat right and power through your ride.
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