10 min Recovery Meal – Pink Eggs

We are repeatedly told about the 20 minute window after a long bike ride, where taking on easily digestible protein is helpful to our muscles ability to recover. I must admit I am partial to a Chocolate High5 Protein Recovery powder if mixed with milk after a 90+ minute ride. I consider them a little reward and they are relatively easy to prepare.

I normally buy my energy gels in Race packs when heavily discounted, so I generally have a small handful of hydration tablets and recovery powders loitering in my cupboard. Earlier this week when I got home after an evening commute / low intensity training session (Strava Bonus Ride) I arrived home around 8pm and I was ravenous. I was running low on milk and couldn’t be bothered to go out to get some and didn’t want to have my protein powder with water (Yuk). Continue reading “10 min Recovery Meal – Pink Eggs”

Eureka! Perfect Porridge

These oats are cut into 3 parts prior to rolling into flakes.

There are many reasons why porridge is a popular breakfast here in the UK. Maybe like me,  you’ve fond childhood memories of a hot bowl of Ready Brek before walking to school on a cold winter’s morning. Perhaps you imagined you were glowing like the kid in the adverts? Our parents probably gave it to us as it was cheaper than buying Kellogg’s Frosties, and with a big spoon of Lyle’s Golden Syrup in it was almost as sweet.

These days, if I’m about to go out on a bike ride, I always carb load with ‘Dave’s Perfect Porridge’. It’s filling and delicious, trust me! I spent time making the recipe just right so you don’t have to.   Continue reading “Eureka! Perfect Porridge”

An audacious reason to blog!

I hope blogging will be a long-term motivational tool for weight loss. I have had a rollercoaster of a year. I will explain its highs and lows in detail in future posts, but in brief a road traffic collision (RTC) and assault in September 2015 caused my weight to rocket.

It was due to not being able to control my emotional eating in response to anxiety after the assault. I gained back 20 kg of the 50 kg I had lost in recent years. Bellow is a graph of my weight since 2014 when my lifestyle, outlook and health started to change for the better. Continue reading “An audacious reason to blog!”