After listening to the discussion in Podcast 204 about pre-race snacks, I think I might be with @Jonathan when he says that he needs to avoid fibre before a race. My go-to riding breakfast is oatmeal/porridge with sultanas, a little nut butter, and honey, which is perfect for a long ride or sub-threshold workout - but on high intensity or race days I do get some gut discomfort and issues, particularly after I get off the bike.
The trouble is, Jonathan’s favourite - Cream Of Wheat - isn’t really available in the UK, except for an extortionate price on Amazon.
Any other recommendations for a quick, low-fibre, filling, high carb race-day breakfast?
- cornmeal / polenta???
- cream of rice?
- Special K / Cornflakes / about half a bucketful of rice krispies with non-dairy milk?
Or is there a danger that these will create an insulin spike and I should stick to the slow, steady release of oats?