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Offline simon E

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Energy food for exercising?
« on: 12 July 2013, 10:10:02 AM »
Hi Bit of a newbie on here and was wondering about Energy food people use whilst doing exercise.

I am type 2 and I read a few of cycling magazines (mainly to drool over bikes I can't afford) and they often review energy drinks-gels-bars etc.

I don't need it stave off hypo's (although doctor has suggested as I cycle a lot I should really carry something in case sugars drop too low) its more for energy on longer bike rides 30 to 50 miles....

all the sports energy products seem to be loaded with sugars

The normal fix for non competition cyclist's like myself is cafe stop half way round with a big wedge of coffee and walnut cake.....     

just wondered if any body had come cross this need and how they had solved it, I was thinking along the lines of healthy nut type snacks and non sugary cereal bars

Any thoughts gratefully received 
T2. New Medication (08/08/2013) SR 1gm Metformin and 40mg Gliclazide - seeing how i get on with this dosage

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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #1 on: 12 July 2013, 03:38:27 PM »
Hi Simon - I do high intensity weight lifting, not cycling, but obviously I need energy to do the weight lifting. I have a protein and fat rich meal before going to the gym. The fats I eat are normally coconut oil which gives energy very quickly as it's not digested in the same way as other fats since it's a medium chain triglyceride. I don't eat more carbs before, or after, going to the gym - I eat extremely low carb too so I should be running on ketones/fats for energy.
Anne

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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #2 on: 12 July 2013, 03:47:44 PM »
You might want to have a look at the Runsweet website, aimed at diabetic athletes and active sporty types. A lot of it deals with how to handle exercise when you take insulin, which is a different ballgame in a lot of ways to when you still have some of your own insulin on board. But it might give you some "behind the scenes" info about how sport affects blood sugar that you can use to plan for your own needs!
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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #3 on: 12 July 2013, 10:13:08 PM »
Thanks very much for the quick replies I will certainly check out the suggestions made by both of you :) The problem of energy isn't really a problem at the moment as my cycling is only short rides (up to 20 odd miles) but I want to increase this distance up to 50 and beyond during the summer..... and I don't want to spoil the good work buy having to eat rubbishy foods to keep going.   
T2. New Medication (08/08/2013) SR 1gm Metformin and 40mg Gliclazide - seeing how i get on with this dosage

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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #4 on: 12 July 2013, 10:27:15 PM »
Have a look at this graph, it may help you to decide what to eat when -

http://www.diabetes-support.org.uk/info/?page_id=438
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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #5 on: 12 July 2013, 11:15:04 PM »
10 years ago when I was first diagnosed we did a lot of heavy duty hiking on the coastal path (largely discontinued now due to other issues) and I found that carrying a couple of packets of WeightWatchers biscuits helped no end.  They come in little cellophane packs of 2 in a box of 6 packs.  1 cellophane pack (2 biccies) is approx 15g carb.  I would do about 1/4 of the walk and eat one biscuit and at the half way mark I'd have the 2nd biscuit.  I rarely had to eat more.
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Offline Moby

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Re: Energy food for exercising?
« Reply #6 on: 12 July 2013, 11:18:27 PM »
hi simon, being t2 (but not a cyclist) as such
 
on the NHS eatwell plate advice i never got anywhere near a hypo depsite being on similar drugs you are on. the only time i ever hypo'd was when i started on insulin. so.........

carry on as you are, keep the metformin but consider lowering the other, lower your carbs if you need to get bg's into line. speak to your doc as well!
 i think you may be surprised.....
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