How Many Calories a Pro Cyclist Needs

Pro cyclists need to consume almost three times the number of calories when racing or training as the average person—about 6000-7000 calories per day. Pro cyclists can burn up to 10-15 calories per minute during a hard training session or race. Since… Read More

Replace Gels and Energy Blocks with Real Food Snacks: Try Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Most athletes are used to eating gels or energy blocks. A sticky bite uses everyday ingredients to deliver that sweet kick in a more palatable way. Even more importantly, the higher moisture content in the carbs allows the… Read More

The Best Aid Station Foods for Ultramarathoners

Let’s be honest: chugging olive oil and chewing through slabs of bacon might not be ideal performance food for ultra running. Ultra runner Chris D. wrote in to ask “I’ve just started reading the new Feed Zone Portables… Read More

Gluten-Free Snack Recipe: Waffle Sandwiches

Before your next long ride, trail run, or hike, you can whip up this free sample recipe from Feed Zone Portables: Gluten-Free Banana Waffles. And of course you can squash your favorite jam, jelly, butter spread, lunch meat,… Read More

Why Real Food Is Better than Gels, Blocks, and Sports Bars

If you’ve read Dr. Allen Lim’s introduction to Feed Zone Portables, you were treated to a lovely exploration of the human gut to see how liquid and solid foods are digested and absorbed. Lim wanted to show why… Read More