I know there’s a big push to fuel our workouts and much of that focus is on carbohydrate. I’ve just started TB MV1 this week and some of my goals include weight loss through a modest calorie deficit and improving fat oxidation on longer rides. I did some gas exchange testing pre-COVID and I’m pretty bad at using fat much above 150w which just about the lower limit of my Z2.
I know I have plenty stored fat (lol) but would eating some before aerobic rides possibly help improve fat oxidation? I can do 90-120mins z2 fasted generally but don’t like being hangry. I can comfortably eat eggs and some avocado, for example, pretty close to the beginning of a ride with no gastrointestinal issues. Any thoughts? Thanks!!