Category Archives: Nutrition


How to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.


Healthy Nutrition Principles With Amber Pierce

Nutrition Plans for Training and Nourishing With Amber Pierce

What does healthy fueling look like? TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce applies healthy principles of nutrition to 3 real-world training examples.


What to drink when cycling

What to Drink When Cycling

Whether you are training indoors or riding a gran fondo, hydration is crucial for your health and performance. Physiology, weather, and time all play a role in what to drink when cycling. Deciding what to drink when cycling helps you create a hydration plan and set you up for success.


TrainerRoad's Amber Pierce offers her 8 principles for healthy nutrition habits
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8 Principles of Healthy Nutrition With Amber Pierce

Food fuels performance and gives our bodies the nutrients to repair, recover, and adapt to the stress of training and racing. But far too many of us moralize what we eat in the name of performance, with profound impacts on how we relate to food and the very bodies on which we rely. TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce wants to offer a different perspective.


The Elements of Getting Faster

Nutrition: The Elements of Getting Faster

You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.


How to Manage Food Cravings When Trying to Lose Weight

Managing food cravings while balancing weight loss and training is a challenge. But there are several things that you can do to help keep food in the right perspective. These tips for identifying triggers and managing cravings can help you reach your goals.


A cyclists pours a cup of coffee before a ride

Caffeine for Cyclists: Pros, Cons, And Caveats

Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and is closely associated with cycling culture. Should you be incorporating caffeine into your training in a more deliberate way?


a delicious looking cheeseburger and fries

Sugar, Fat, and Insulin: Why An Athlete’s Diet Matters

It’s important to understand how your body processes food differently during exercise, because the long-term consequences of careless eating might be more dramatic than you realize.


The Brain’s Use of Energy and What it Means to Cyclists

Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?


Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP

Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.



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