When I ride in the mornings I spend the rest of the day feeling depleted despite a decent breakfast and fuelling on the bike. My typical Saturday morning routine Is get up around 6:30 and eat the following:
50-70 grams of porridge with full fat milk, banana, dates and honey.
I usually get on the bike within 30 - 90 minutes afterwards abs on the ride will drink plenty of fluids (have experimented with just water and mixes) and eat gels, bananas or rice cakes.
I would say I eat a-lot especially compared to others.
Despite this I’m left feeling flat, a bit irritable and generally too tired to do anything else that day without it being an effort.
I don’t think I feel the same after evening workouts but I go to bed shortly afterwards so maybe I’m just not noticing.
Now I had a blood test recently (well man type thing from NHS here in UK) and my blood glucose level was 2.7 which is very low apparently. For the test I WASN’T fasted as I had just eaten the breakfast I described above. I had a retest when I was fasted and it was still low at 4.3.
I am going for another test next week but it has made me question what effect this would have when exercising if my levels are so low on a regular morning. Can eating drop your blood sugar levels in the initial period after eating?
Sorry if this is a dumb question. I’m really trying to understand is what I am experiencing normal and has anyone else experienced this.