Ok, I’ve been following a lot of the threads on nutrition, but I think that with very few exceptions a lot of the discussions are by men. Nothing wrong with that, but I’ve found enough differences as a woman (especially now that I’m over 40) that I thought it might be worth starting a separate thread. In particular, fasted workouts don’t work for me. I know they’re very popular here by a lot of guys, particularly to try to lose weight, but I’ve found that they just don’t work for me, even for easy rides. My body just doesn’t seem to behave favorably to them.
Also, this article was pretty interesting about how women’s bodies behave differently with beet juice vs men’s. No real conclusions other than “more study needed”, but it’s interesting to see the analysis.
Anyway, I thought that maybe other women would want to chime in with your thoughts on nutrition, since, as Stacy Sims is fond of saying, we are not small men. I certainly am finding my mid-40s to be challenging, and am rereading ROAR and considering further diet changes.