Thanks for the whfoods link, Garry...
My question about "a good diet to match up with a daily riding program" was not geared toward anything specific like weight loss, etc. I was asking more about food guidelines, etc. Scooter mentioned the 5 - 6 smaller meals spread out - this falls in line with what I have read about in the "body for life" books. Their recommendations on portion sizing seem to be more geared toward a lifestyle of weight training and aerobic excercise for general fitness.
I'm looking for an eating plan that fits well with solid daily training that sees me actively burning 2,000 + calories a workout (not to mention all the calories burned throughout the day. If anything, I think I should be eating more food!
Here's my typical intake:
1 Bagel (butter only) and 2 cups of 1/2 caff coffee
Approx 350cal, 600g Sodium, 54g Carb, 12g Protein
During ride 1 trail bar
140 cal, 95g sodium, 24g carb, 3g protein
Post ride drink
166 cal, 29.7 MG sodium, 32.5g carb, 10g protein (also contains 3k mg glutamine for protein absorbtion sp?)
Usually protein & carb (i.e. chicken & pasta, beans & rice, leftover chinese
Approx 500 cal, 920g sodium, 112g carb, 20g protein (beans & rice as example)
Usually sandwich (PB&J as example)
Approx 460 cal, 415g sodium, 57g carb, 15g protein
This varies quite a bit - last night was chicken and rice, two servings (I'll use beans & rice as example)
Approx 1000 cal, 1840g sodium, 224 carb, 40g protein
Total for day:
3870.297g Sodium (just a note - I do not add salt to anything! this is just preservatives!)
I also drink water and unsweet tea throughout the day.
I haven't kept a food log, but it might be something to consider if I get more serious about racing...