Gavatron wrote:One of the best pieces of advice I have received regarding nutrition and especially weight loss when cycling is this: Fat burns in a carbohydrate flame. Got it from this book that I would heartily recommend: Base Building For Cyclists by Thomas Chapple published by Velo Press. Basically to burn fat you need to be riding in the right heart rate zone and feeding the body right when you're doing so. For after-exercise protein drinks (within 30 minutes for best effect) try Horleys Pro-Fit protein shakes. I get them from my local Pak N Save - cheap and I hope effective.
Gavaton is right about the rate heart It should be at least 65% for burning body fat 80% plus for cardio. You will be burning calories at 80% do not worry about the 65%. Go to a gym or health shop for the protein as the supermarket do not have a elite range of products and you pay for what you get. Isolates are much more refined then Concentrate. Horleys profit is good but not what I would recommend for you as once again the sugar content is to high.